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Wilderness Gallery

29 Tancred Street | West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+64 3-755 7575
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Must do when in NZ!

High quality craft in a beautiful gallery with friendly staff. If you luv fine craft don't miss it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kppottery
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king's point, Newfoundland
One of the must do's in Hokitika

Nice photo gallery with other arts and crafts. If you are planning on buying a souvenir head to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manula W
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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, 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 pottery, Jay Lloyd bronze artist, Mark Dimock wood carver /sculpturer. Aden Hoglund and Peter Bishop- jade carvers.
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“local artists” (12 reviews)
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29 Tancred Street | West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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"the owner"
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"new zealand"
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"local artists"
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"talented photographer"
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"stunning photographs"
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"nz wildlife"
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"arts and crafts"
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"his lovely wife"
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"nature photography"
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"friendly guy"
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"a real pleasure"
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"lovely person"
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"great place to browse"
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"great photographer"
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"kitchen utensils"
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"wonderful town"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High quality craft in a beautiful gallery with friendly staff. If you luv fine craft don't miss it when in NZ. We found lots of wonderful NZ treasures to take home to friends and family. Thank you Juergen!

Thank kppottery
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words and your compliments about our Gallery. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and the treasures you bought for your friends and family. Take care and our best wishes, Juergen

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice photo gallery with other arts and crafts. If you are planning on buying a souvenir head to this place.

Thank Manula W
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the range of artwork. Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to review us. All the best, Juergen

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

What a great gallery! I am so glad we took the detour into the town and found parking right in front of this gallery! It was serendipity to find and talk with Juergen Schacke. His photography is beautiful, and the other art presented is wonderful,...More

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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your compliments. I am glad too, the detour led you to us, as it’s been a pleasure meeting you. Keep enjoying your artworks including the memories attached. With all my best wishes, Juergen

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Juergen Schacke is such an extremely talented photographer and the gallery is such a beautiful place to linger and browse. So many incredible bird photos as well as other subject matter, stunning wooden pieces and also greenstone jewellery. There is no pressure to purchase and...More

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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your compliments about my photography and our selection of art, gifts and jewellery. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes,...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Jurgen and Monika made our day in Hokitika. We were looking for some special unique presents to bring back to France and the Wilderness Gallery was the place where we found lots of gorgeous artwork, ranging from Jurgen's photography but also some copper covered Kina,...More

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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Emmanuel and Marie-Hortense for your very kind words. My memories of meeting you that afternoon are very much alive – it was very special indeed. Appreciate the time we had to share and talk … and change the world. It sure was amazing....More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Wilderness Gallery is well worth a visit. The owner is quite personable, and his photos are amazing. The shop had a nice variety of high-quality art, jewelry, and crafts. You really should make an effort to stop by.

Thank 48NYSV
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot, 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

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

If you are interested in NZ-made products for gifts then don't pass through Hokitika without stopping here. We saw items here that we saw nowhere else in NZ. My wife pointed to one rack which displayed items for sale and asked if the rack was...More

Thank pinkedsel
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your warm review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are committed to offer a unique range of NZ made products and are passionate about great honest customer service – glad this was reflected in your...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

The gallery has amazing local art. The owner Juergen was so knowledgeable about everything and he is a great photographer. I had a wonderful time chatting with him for quite awhile. Definitely recommend buying art there.

Thank Kathi F
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review. I am glad you loved the experience from the artwork to the chatting. I love it, when there is time to talk and share – thanks for taking the time. All the best, Juergen

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

It was a real pleasure to meet and chat with Juergen. His photos are inspirational and motivational, refreshing to see the coast the way he has captured it, and now I have two of them :) I’ve been here before but the recent addition of...More

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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your compliments regarding my photography. Great to hear you also liked how we extended our range with work from other artists. A great encouragement to continue this way. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

There is not much I can add that hasn't been said already but honestly, it's worth stopping in Hokitika to visit this gallery even if you aren't staying in town and are just passing through. Juergen has captured the NZ wildlife and beauty of the...More

Thank MRuhter
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review and your compliments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and our customer service. It’s definitely something we value very highly and it is good to know we live up to it. Take care and best wishes, Juergen

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