Our Garden of Earthly Delights - Lianne Adams
13 Apr 2019 (Sat) - 20 May 2019 (Mon)
Taupo Museum, 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Lianne Adams is a freelance artist and graphic designer who works with a multiple discipline approach to create unique, bespoke pieces.
Drawing from her background as an international artist, she crafts her own artistic style, melding together strands of computer-based design and traditional art, amplifying a personal touch within her works. She enjoys telling visual stories through her art that make a lasting impression on the viewer.
Our Garden of Earthly Delights celebrates small parts of this amazing country, Aotearoa -New Zealand and the connection we have with it. The more often we see things around us, even the beautiful and stunning things, the more they become invisible to us.
Consequently, we often take for granted the beauty of this world; the ocean, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
Lianne hopes to encourage people to see with their eyes, feel with their heart and connect with their soul to this unique place we call home.
Taupo Art Connection Queen's Birthday Weekend Art Trail
31 May 2019 (Fri) - 3 Jun 2019 (Mon)
Taupo Museum, 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
The Taupō Art Connection Art Trail now in it's seventh year is a well established event on the Taupō art scene. This Queen's Birthday weekend event presents an opportunity for visitors to our region to meet and view the work of over 25 visual artists in either their studio's or at other suitable venues.
From the emerging to the professional, artists will be showcasing a diverse range of art in mediums such as ceramics, wood, clay, paint, sand, bronze, textile, chainmaille, flax and much more.
Blue Light Taupo - Drive In Movie - Double Header
1 Jun 2019 (Sat)
Waipahihi Sports Reserve 98 Richmond Ave, Taupo, Taupo, Waikato
The Lion King (1994) and The Greatest Showman
- One price fits all vehicles.
- Limited to 6 people per vehicle.
- Extra plus one tickets can be purchased per vehicle.
- Double Header tickets are limited to the first 100.
Craters Classic Mountain Bike Event
9 Jun 2019 (Sun)
Wairakei Resort, State Highway 1, Wairakei, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Mountain Bike event hosted by local community group Bike Taupo.
Suit all ages and abilities.
Kids 3km fun loop
Short course approx 15km
Mid-course approx 30km
Long course approx 45km
All single track, great all weather pumice based tracks. Grades 2/3 some 4 in long course only.
Bike Taupo is a community group who builds and maintains over 200km of mountain bike trails in Taupo.
All proceeds from this event go back into track development.
Matariki Glow Show
10 Jun 2019 (Mon) - 11 Jun 2019 (Tue)
Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.” - Alan Scott-Theatre Review
What Is the Matariki Glow Show?
It’s literally legendary! A giant scale puppet show for 5 - 9 year olds with magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Māori myth and legend. This innovative, cutting edge new concept features over 45 glow-in-the-dark puppets under ultraviolet light in a black box theatre environment.
Rich in Te Reo Māori and Māori culture it’s an upbeat show that has the audience buzzing from the onset. This masterful 40-minute show is underpinned by catchy music that engages the audience immediately, followed by a Q&A session afterwards for our tamariki. There’s an abundance of educational content to take back to the classroom.
WSP - Opus Drive in Movie: Willy Wonka & Bohemian Rhapsody
12 Jul 2019 (Fri)
Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, 463 Broadlands Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Bring the whole family and enjoy a night at the movies — Drive-In style.
Treat yourself and your friends to two unforgettable movies of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original!) and Bohemian Rhapsody!
Children will love the perfect setting to watch this all-time classic. Bring a picnic dinner, some warm layers and enjoy this unique night out!
Stay on at the park to enjoy the awardwinning film about British rock band Queen and Freddie Mercury.
Tickets can be purchased for both movies or separately.
$25 per car for one session or book for both for $40 (tickets on sale 15th April).
Gates open 4:30pm, Willy Wonka starts at 5:30pm, Bohemian Rhapsody at 8:00pm.
Taupo Hobby Expo
13 Jul 2019 (Sat) - 14 Jul 2019 (Sun)
AC Baths & Thermal Hot Pools, 26 A C Baths Avenue, Tauhara, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Model railways, toys and hobbies, trade stands and free entertainment for the kids.
The Hobby Expo is run by the Taupo Model Railway Club. Each year we have model rail clubs from around the area bring their traveling layouts of all different styles and sizes.
We also have different groups and clubs from Taupo exhibiting as well, so it is not all about trains. See a full-size glider up close. An ideal day out for all adults and children included.
Door Sales Only
Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre, Redoubt Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo
The Taupo Market - every Saturday* - morning, rain or shine, ever-changing – with lots of regular favorites.
‘Volcanic’ coffee, pies and fries, pastries and juice, fresh fruit and veggies, free range eggs and micro greens, plants, trees and seedlings, wood carvings, wind chimes, crazy pots and painted garden panels, jewellery, necklaces, bracelets and tattoos, greeting cards, paintings and photography, knitting and sewing for all ages and the family pet - more, more, more.