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“One of the must do's in Hokitika”
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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Manula W
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed May 17, 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, too. Needless to say, we managed to find items we couldn't live without, and our respective homes are now adorned with work from the gallery.

Thank terrybike2
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed May 16, 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 the gallery is warm and welcoming.

Thank nzfoodlover
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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, Juergen

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Reviewed May 9, 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, or beautiful Kauri trays. Not to mention my partner and I ended up also buying each other some beautiful pounamu pendants. As we were bracing ourselves for a coming tropical storm we spent probably more than 2 hours in the shop chatting away with Jurgen, we changed the world at least twice that afternoon of February making this moment a real special one, memories to treasure for us.
Thanks Jurgen for your time and kindness.
Emmanuel and Marie-Hortense from Dijon-France

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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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. Keep enjoying your special Pounamu pendants and the mementoes of your time in New Zealand. All the best for your future plans. Thanks for your visit. Hope to see you again. With all my best wishes, Juergen

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Reviewed May 8, 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.

Thank 48NYSV
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Juergen S, Owner at Wilderness Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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