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Wilderness Gallery

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Address: 29 Tancred Street | West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-755 7575
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08:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
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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Beautiful gallery, amazing photographs... highly recommended!

We had a really lovely experience here and enjoyed the artwork and fantastic photography by Juergen, which was beautifully displayed. Juergen's warm, happy and friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
SweetPea5476
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a really lovely experience here and enjoyed the artwork and fantastic photography by Juergen, which was beautifully displayed. Juergen's warm, happy and friendly disposition was much appreciated; we enjoyed our long chat and his jokes. The gallery is certainly worth a visit - I highly recommend it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner is a unique individual who can provide you with a history lesson of the area, complete with photos....lots to see and lots to buy

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Thank DJS1950
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you DJS1950, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed my 'history' lesson of the area. Will check next time if you remembered it all ;) All the best. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came into your gallery by accident and spent 1 hour there. The art and the photos are so unique and the gallery itself is decorated with a lot of passion and love. Guys, talk with Juergen. He is the funniest German you will ever meet. Best vibes from Simon & Julia 'That's the beginning of a wonderful friendship'.

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

Thanks Simon and Julia - it's been a great pleasure meeting you! Will show your comment about me being funny to my wife ;) Thanks for your visit and time. Hope to see you again More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first discovered the Wilderness Gallery on a previous trip 2 years ago, and it was one of the reasons we wanted to return to Hokitika. We were not disappointed! The Gallery is filled with spectacular photography that captures New Zealand birds and wildlife perfectly. They are enhanced by Juergen's stories, which makes the whole experience one that outshines visits... More 

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Thank lynne140
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Dear Lynne140 Thank you so much for your repeat visit and your kind words! We feel very honored to be one of the reason why you returned to Hokitika. Good to know that you enjoyed visiting us again and we look forward to seeing you next time. Best wishes. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Wilderness Gallery earlier in the month and what an amazing shop! It is filled with beautiful handmade creations from a variety of New Zealand artists. Juergen is very knowledgeable about all of his artist's work. He is incredibly friendly and knowledgable about the south island also! Looking forward to visiting again.

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Thank Emma C
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome gallery with amazing photos taken by the owner, who is a kind and talented man. A wonderful experience, walked away with penguin photos that were matted on blocks. Perfect gifts!

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Thank Therese R
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great mix of quality pieces, well displayed. Friendly service and helpful packing, our beautiful timber serving ware arrived home safely.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Happened by chance to walk into this shop today ...one of the best /luckiest side trips. Excellent local products with an emphasis on environmental stewardship. Met the owner who took the time to explain his spectacular photographic images. This entire experience was a real treat....I fully encourage anyone visiting the town to stop in- you will not regret it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great shop with good sélection of design gifts and gorgeous pictures, well displayed and with very friendly hosts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliantly laid out gallery, beautiful photography and jewellery of all kinds and very much worth a visit! The owner/shopkeeper takes all of Hokitika's famous photos and is a very friendly guy :) Prices are a little high for my taste but that depends on your budget!

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