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Wilderness Gallery

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Quality gallery and gifts

Jurgen at the Wilderness Gallery is a talented photographer showcasing his own work and that of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Organized OAT store.

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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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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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 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 2 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 1 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 Johnmir13
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Local artists with works on consignment...from textiles to jewelry and all kinds of 2-D and 3-D art works.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

A delightful morning spent at the Wilderness Gallery in Hokitika with the owner Jurgen, originally from Germany and with an incredible likeness to the German football legend and namesake Klinsmann! Jurgen’s gallery is equally awesome and his photography captures the essence of New Zealand. We...More

Thank riknrol
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