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Wilderness Gallery

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Unique shop

As soon as you come in, the pleasant and friendly atmosphere surrounds you and makes you feel just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brussels, Belgium
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Nice and interesting gallery

I think the gallery has got more to offer than it seems to be. Carries art work, woodcraft which I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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At the Wilderness Gallery award winning wildlife and landscape photographer Juergen Schacke's stunning photography is complemented by a variety of unique handcrafted giftware by handpicked New Zealand artists - jewellery, woodware, pottery...more
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29 Tancred Street | West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+64 3-755 7575
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

After delicious pizza at Fat Pipi’s we found this little gem in a side street. High quality NZ design and beautiful photo art, the owner turned out to be the man behind the photos; a charming German with a great sense of humour and impressive...More

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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

I am glad you loved the experience from the artwork to the conversation. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. All the best, Juergen

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

I found this gallery just ok as the man behind counter (owner/artist i think) seemed a little grumpy and arrogant but we still bought some postcards and had a look at some lovely photography

1  Thank cathnniv M
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All reviews local artists new zealand talented photographer stunning photographs nz wildlife arts and crafts bird photography lovely person great photographer bought several on display for sale fantastic shop beautiful country native birds south island take your time
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As soon as you come in, the pleasant and friendly atmosphere surrounds you and makes you feel just right. Tons of pictures, all taken by the owner, world's only fossilized shells jewelry,... Have a chat with the owner because whether you buy something or not,...More

Thank Xarait
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think the gallery has got more to offer than it seems to be. Carries art work, woodcraft which I absolutely adore and greenstone. Not so much of a 'typical' kind of artwork that you will see in most shops. Although I was not in...More

Thank rm_uyi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jurgen at the Wilderness Gallery is a talented photographer showcasing his own work and that of other eclectic local craftsmen at very reasonable prices. Jurgen was very helpful and friendly and this place well and truly deserves its #1 spot of places to visit in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely store and friendly (German ) owner. I couldn't walk out without a souvenir. I loved the Canvas printing and the Penguins.

Thank umecking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been in here a couple of times in recent years. The first time we stopped here we spoke to the owner, who was very friendly and interesting. We bought several pieces. Today we have been back in Hokitika again so checked it out...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Wilderness Gallery is a wonderful find, in Hokitika. Something for everyone, so much variety, with pieces that have been thoughtfully selected. We enjoyed our visit, thank you for making us so welcome.

Thank _koringomata
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

A lovely German couple which lead that shop with heaps of love and a special atmosphere. You will find a lot of different things from pics to sculptures and also jewelry made out of jade and other natural things. Everything you can buy is made...More

Thank RobinHa88
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I visited the gallery yersterday and was impressed of the beauty of the photography and the prints as well as the great selection of local art! If you are in Hokitika - visit this place!!

Thank Watzlaw_ER
Reviewed 5 September 2018

we drove by on our road trip, spend some time to explore this gallery but we considered everything overpriced.

Thank likornios
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

So lovely to chat with Juergen Schacke, the owner/photograher in store. The selection of his art and that of other local artists is well worth a viewing.

Thank RjNimmo
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