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Wilderness Gallery

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Amazing totara kea

Great gallery with lots of selection of art and souvenirs, ideal for tourists, plus some unique one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ydalazzip
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Stunning artwork

Well worth visit, the artwork in this gallery is incredible. Highly recommend this place to other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KennyBoy_on_tour
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great gallery with lots of selection of art and souvenirs, ideal for tourists, plus some unique one offs, like Kev, our beautiful totara kea carving. Now mounted on a totara plinth and rata base from the Hokitika beach, and well settled in at his new...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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WildernessGallery, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! Kev looks stunning is his new abode, I'm sure he's enjoying those views! Thank you so much for your generous comments. We're so pleased your enjoyed your experience and have a unique treasure to remember your visit. All the very best. Juergen.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth visit, the artwork in this gallery is incredible. Highly recommend this place to other visitors.

Date of experience: January 2019
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WildernessGallery, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation! We feel honoured to showcase such talent and craftsmanship. So glad you enjoyed it also, best wishes, Juergen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice gallery with plenty of unqiue items and pictuers while being reasonably priced. Friendly owner/artist aswell.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WildernessGallery, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you found it unique and reasonably priced too. We like to surprise visitors with pieces you don't see everywhere and do try to cater to everybody by having a wide range of options and...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

A must see whilst in town, and worth a stop even if you are just passing through. Absolute phenomenal photography. And he sells them as postcards 10 for $10!!! Do not miss!

Date of experience: November 2018
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schacke, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thank you for your review and your kind words about my photography work. I am glad to hear that you found it reasonably priced too. We do try to cater to everybody by having a wide range of options and prices. Best wishes, Juergen

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We wandered into this beautiful store. The pieces by local artisans are artfully displayed. The woman who helped us was warm and friendly. We bought an inexpensive yet exquisite wooden board made of local New Zealand woods.

Date of experience: November 2018
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schacke, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The wooden cheeseboards are beautifully crafted and we hope it reminds you of your time spent in NZ for many years to come. Thanks so much and best wishes, Juergen.

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Rain or shine, this gallery is a MUST!! From our first glance of the creatively displayed art to the artist insights shared by owners Juergen and Monika, we cherished the time spent here. Our purchases of wall art, stone table runner and fossil jewellery, will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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schacke, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Your heartfelt comments are much appreciated, thank you! We endeavour to present our artists in a way that really showcases their talents. You certainly picked out some special pieces which we trust you'll enjoy for many years to come! Best wishes, Juergen and Monika

Reviewed 23 November 2018

Well priced, much nicer to take a little something home from this gallery than a tacky bulk made souvenir from the tourist stops. We love our little bit of Hokitika that we brought from here now on show in our home.

Date of experience: November 2018
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schacke, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

So pleased you were able to find a special momento from our gallery! We do our best to ensure our products reflect the true essence of NZ. Best wishes, Juergen.

Reviewed 21 November 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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schacke, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Quentin and Anna - thank you so much for your lovely comments. One of our priorities is a warm, comfortable atmosphere so we are happy we ticked the box for you! It's always a pleasure to chat with our customers, who come from all over...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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schacke, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us! We certainly want to showcase unique and special kinds of art so we're happy you experienced that here. Hoping the rest of your time in NZ was just as memorable. Best wishes, Juergen,

Reviewed 9 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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schacke, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for your kind words, I'm so glad you enjoyed my photography. We love to showcase the talents and skills of our many other artists, they certainly make the gallery a special place to visit and spend some time in. Best wishes, Juergen.

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