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Wilderness Gallery

Opens in 21 min: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Meet Hokitika Very Own Jurgen Klinsmann!

A delightful morning spent at the Wilderness Gallery in Hokitika with the owner Jurgen, originally... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
riknrol
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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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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 1 June 2018
kppottery
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king's point, Newfoundland
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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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+64 3-755 7575
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kppottery
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

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

Reviewed 30 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ManulaW1
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kathi F
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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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