Taupō Museum & Art Gallery

Taupō Museum

This building was once an early Taupō Post Office (1911 - 1940), then the Taupō Library until 1992 and has been added to many times.

Question Time.

What is the Māori welcome on the front doors?


Nau mai. Haere mai.

Taupō Museum

  • <p>Taupō Museum</p>
  • <p>This carved house (Whare Whakairo) is named 'Te Aroha o Rongoheikume' and was carved by Tene Waitere of the Ngāti Tarāwhai and Ngā Puhi people.</p>
  • <p>This tōtara waka (canoe) was discovered in the 1960s. Visit the Taupō Museum to view the waka inside the Tūwharetoa Room.</p>

Awesome! Where to next?

Walk 25m to the Joan Williamson Rose Gardens.