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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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"Amazing art gallery: fabulous nature photography with humorous owner"

It was a grey, rainy day in Hokitika and we just popped inside this art gallery to find out about all the fabulous nature pictures for sale. I fell in love with the picture of the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a grey, rainy day in Hokitika and we just popped inside this art gallery to find out about all the fabulous nature pictures for sale. I fell in love with the picture of the Fjordland crested penguins and so did my husband, when I showed it to him. Now the picture of penguins is proudly displayed in our... More 

Thank Stephen T
Lake Almanor, Ca.
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love nature, visit this gallery - so much quality art to see!! There is not just photography, but metal art, watercolors and on and on!!

Thank CherylVieira
Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner of the shop was so genuinely welcoming, friendly and helpful! There was never any pressure to buy, he just seemed to really enjoy sharing his love of NZ. He is a photographer, and his photos are incredible! His bird photography especially is fantastic.We wandered through many of the shops in Hokitika looking for a piece of greenstone, and... More 

Thank haylaura
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner of this gallery is the photographer. He is amazing. He is a delightful man from Germany who just got duel citizenship with New Zealnd. He and his wife have other artists' work: wood working, jewelry and other beautiful items. Love this gallery!

Thank ponopuppy
Santa Fe, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were totally thrilled to find this gallery in Hokitika as we were looking to purchase some higher quality arts and crafts that were done by New Zealand artists. Look no further and enjoy meeting Juergen, the owner and fine phtographer whose lovely work can be seen throughout his shop. He was most gracious and shared some stories about his... More 

Thank BKandCB
Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want something unique to NZ stop here. We bought wood kitchen utensils that are beautiful as well as an amazing fossilized necklace. The most fun just came with a great interaction with the owner. NZ is really a friendly, fun, and amazing place!

Thank waterworld40
Cedar Park, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wilderness Gallery is a MUST stop when you are in Hokitika. In my humble opinion, skip the jade shops and go directly here. You will be in awe with some of the owner's photographs! Amazing wooden pieces, several of which I brought home with me. I wish I had had room for so many more. The owner, and I... More 

Thank DebS1250
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place. Fab photographs. All very tasteful. Juergen, the owner, is most charming. The wood items are really great. Certainly is a must visit. And it's all not overpriced. I'll guarantee you pick something up.

Thank dieteraz
Whitefish, Montana
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

When we first walked in we were blown away by the wide variety of breathtaking and unique art/craftsmanship. We ended up spending well over an hour in the gallery having a wonderful conversation with the artist and gallery owner himself. Juergen's talent and friendliness make the gallery that much more stunning! There is such a calming and relaxing positive energy... More 

Thank justinevall18
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you Justine! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and the time you have taken – very much appreciated. We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit and the calming atmosphere. Yes, I am passionate about great customer service and truly value connection above sales…I am amazed and happy you felt that. Keep enjoying your special necklaces... More 

Collinsville, IL
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful prints and local works at reasonable price for artwork. The gentleman who helped was quite helpful.

Thank Mark1Rob
Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and have found us to be helpful and reasonable in our pricing. Many thanks for your review. Best wishes, Juergen More 

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