With their large family collection of Bernard Aris paintings, Tairoa Lodge, an 1875 Victorian villa, is a beautiful and scenic port of call along the Taranaki Arts Trail. Gourmet café-style refreshments, Ozone espresso coffee and licensed bar with parking and toilets.
Bernard Aris is said to have created more artwork of Mt Egmont/Taranaki than any other person, then or now: around 600 sketches and watercolours. At one time it was not unusual for him to produce seven watercolours a day as well as several sketches. Come view some of them for yourself at this private collection on display in the home of Tairoa Lodge.