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Wilderness Gallery

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Address: 29 Tancred Street | West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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+64 3-755 7575
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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At the Wilderness Gallery award winning wildlife and landscape photographer...

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, sculptures, bronze, stone all 100% New Zealand made. Artwork can be packed and shipped worldwide. Lately the Gallery has introduced new artwork from some of New Zealand finest artists: Marc Zuckerman MZ design contemporary woodware, Chris Weaver award-winning pottery, Jay Lloyd bronze artist, Mark Dimock wood carver /sculpturer. Aden Hoglund - jade carver.

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An excellent Gallery!

We had a really fun hour or more in the 'Wilderness Gallery' this afternoon. The photography of our native birds in particular is superb, but there are other great artworks to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter M
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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really fun hour or more in the 'Wilderness Gallery' this afternoon. The photography of our native birds in particular is superb, but there are other great artworks to view and purchase. The Gallery owners were very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend visitors to Hokitika including 'Wilderness Gallery' to their 'must see' list!

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Thank Peter M
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

It’s been a fun hour for sure. We really enjoyed your visit and talking with you. Time just flew by. Thank you very much for your kind words and for recommending us. We look forward to catching up again in the future one day. Take care. All the best, Juergen More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on our way out of town and were delighted by the owner's photography. We wished we had the capacity to purchase some of the larger pieces but were limited by our carry-on only bags. I had to settle for some postcards but may need to order a larger piece once back home. A lovely gallery filled with... More 

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Thank Aretheremonkeys
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed my photography and your visit to the Gallery. Aside from having that limited capacity it must be very pleasant to travel with carry-on bags only. I wish I could do that one day, … instead I have a camera bag, and another camera bag, and a... More 

Belton, TX
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Wilderness Gallery as part of our tour of New Zealand. The artwork that the owners have, most of which is their own, is amazing. They do have items from other artists as well. We enjoyed talking to the owners as we had lived in their homeland, Germany, and, I believe, they liked hearing about Texas. I bought... More 

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Thank mpdale
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and your compliments about my photography. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and the gifts you bought were well received by your grandchildren. We treasure meeting people like yourselves, hearing about their lives and sharing our story. Take care and our best wishes, Juergen More 

Tampere
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a grey, rainy day in Hokitika and we just popped inside this art gallery to find out about all the fabulous nature pictures for sale. I fell in love with the picture of the Fjordland crested penguins and so did my husband, when I showed it to him. Now the picture of penguins is proudly displayed in our... More 

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Thank Stephen T
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much Stephen for your review and your kind words. Also thank you for the photo of the penguins in your home – we feel honored, especially since we got an idea how special that is. We both still remember your visit very well - and that’s not just because you are from Finland…although we have to admit... More 

Lake Almanor, Ca.
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you love nature, visit this gallery - so much quality art to see!! There is not just photography, but metal art, watercolors and on and on!!

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Thank CherylVieira
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks Cheryl, we are very pleased you enjoyed our selection of New Zealand art. We take great care in selecting and your kind words are a great encouragement to continue this way. All the best, Juergen More 

Cary, North Carolina
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208 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The owner of the shop was so genuinely welcoming, friendly and helpful! There was never any pressure to buy, he just seemed to really enjoy sharing his love of NZ. He is a photographer, and his photos are incredible! His bird photography especially is fantastic.We wandered through many of the shops in Hokitika looking for a piece of greenstone, and... More 

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Thank haylaura
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Laura, I remember our conversation about choosing greenstone and how a piece will “speak” to you. I’m so glad the pounamu you chose is a special toanga (treasure) to remind you of your NZ holiday. Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to review us. Best wishes for the future, Juergen More 

Langley
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The owner of this gallery is the photographer. He is amazing. He is a delightful man from Germany who just got duel citizenship with New Zealnd. He and his wife have other artists' work: wood working, jewelry and other beautiful items. Love this gallery!

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Thank ponopuppy
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

We are over the moon to hear you have found the most beautiful art in New Zealand in our Gallery. That’s awesome! Being German-born, perhaps we see our adopted country, New Zealand, through fresh eyes. We are really very happy that you enjoyed your experience in our Gallery. Many thanks for your review and best wishes, Juergen More 

Santa Fe, NM
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421 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were totally thrilled to find this gallery in Hokitika as we were looking to purchase some higher quality arts and crafts that were done by New Zealand artists. Look no further and enjoy meeting Juergen, the owner and fine phtographer whose lovely work can be seen throughout his shop. He was most gracious and shared some stories about his... More 

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Thank BKandCB
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your warm review. We are thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. We believe there’s no room for mediocrity in our Gallery and accordingly we choose to exhibit work from only NZ’s best artists. But I also really love getting to know my customers and I enjoy sharing my passion and history. Thank you... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you want something unique to NZ stop here. We bought wood kitchen utensils that are beautiful as well as an amazing fossilized necklace. The most fun just came with a great interaction with the owner. NZ is really a friendly, fun, and amazing place!

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Thank waterworld40
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear you enjoy your wooden utensils and the fossilized shell rock necklace. Very glad you loved your experience from the artwork to the conversation, which I enjoyed just as much. Many thanks for your review. Take care and best wishes, Juergen More 

Cedar Park, Texas
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Wilderness Gallery is a MUST stop when you are in Hokitika. In my humble opinion, skip the jade shops and go directly here. You will be in awe with some of the owner's photographs! Amazing wooden pieces, several of which I brought home with me. I wish I had had room for so many more. The owner, and I... More 

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Thank DebS1250
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Deb, thank you very much for your wonderful review and your compliments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and rate it so highly. We are feeling very honored. My wife Monika & I are committed to stocking a fine range of NZ made products of the highest quality and it’s always a pleasure to meet people of discerning tastes... More 

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