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“If you want a nice remembrance of NZ”
Review of Wilderness Gallery

Wilderness Gallery
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Hokitika
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We just happened to stop at Hokitika, Good stop if you want to stretch your legs and walk around this small town with lots of shops, restaurants, and bars.

We stumbled into Juergen's (a German transplanted to NZ about 8 years ago) photography gallery. He has taken some great pictures of NZ and his prints or mounted prints were inexpensive. We bought a few for gifts which were well received.

Friendly and worth a stop!

Thank JoeHouston52
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The very friendly photographer Juergen has captured very good pictures from the west coast and I was impressed when I knew that all pictures in the gallery were taken by him.
Definitely his pictures are an inspiration for me to keep improving and reach his level of taking landscape pictures.
Hope to see him again!

Thank Rodrigo F
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Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

This gallery is a must do when on the Westcoast. The photographer has truly captured the magic and awe of the area, like none I've seen before.
We visited in the low season and so had time to chat to the photographer. He was lovely. Not at all pushy and even gave us tips on photography and places to visit.

The images are of a high quality and printed on canvas. They have a huge range of sizes to suit all budgets. There are even post cards which appealed to our more economical side. If we had the budget we would have loved to have gone for the A1 size.

If you have family and friends outside of NZ, I recommend sending then one of the calendars.

Thank Ally_loves_camping
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I dropped into the gallery whilst exploring Hokitika and so glad I did, the photos are fantastic. Juergen really captures NZ's natural beauty. What was also great was spending some time chatting to Juergen who is a really funny and friendly guy! Thanks again for the help with the postcard, my boyfriend will be very impressed (until I tell him I had a German translator!).

Thank iheartbeauty
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Living waters, thats for sure! Living waters is the energy of your entire gallery and we can call ourselves more than happy for the opportunity not just to admire the stunning beauty of Juergens photography, but also to join him for a beer after. Thank you for an experience that made our time in Hokitika and us a little bit happier! The energy and love you invest in the pictures around you, and also in your beautiful family are well worth a gratulation! Well done!

Thank Jorrit D
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