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“Fascinating eccentricity well worth a visit”

The Lost Gypsy Gallery
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Papatowai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Whatever your age you couldn't help but enjoy your visit. Whimsical and imaginative inventions which we loved.

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

This gallery is based on objects found by the owner and made into various gadgets one can turn or push. Unfortunately for those travelling with children they are not allowed in, but it certainly brought the child out in us!! Its housed in a roadside bus and there is a little coffee stand right next to it.

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

What an absolutely brilliant place full of weird and wonderful inventions and with very nice coffee. Please DO NOT miss this.

1  Thank Lynda G
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

it was a magical little art gallery. I just wanted to buy the whole lot. magic coffee also. the staff were really friendly.

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

If you are visiting the The South Island of New Zealand and going anywhere near Queenstown, Wanaka, Dunedin, Invercargill etc. during spring, summer or autumn, then it is well worth going out of your way to visit the Catlins area on the bottom Eastern corner of the South Island. Aside from the second best scenery in NZ (the first being Stewart Island) there is a miriad of different unusual wildlife experiences to have AND the Papatowai has The Lost Gypsy Gallery - a collection of hand made automata brought to us by the creative mind of a genius. You will be mesmerised ! The bus gallery is a free taster for the more elaborate and very modestly priced main attraction - The Winding Thoughts Theatre (of sorts) - a crazy collection of the maddest creations possibly anywhere on Earth. I am not going to spoil the surprise :)

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