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The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio

4 Murdoch Street, Dargaville 0310, New Zealand
+64 9-439 4975
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Come and see the beauty and majesty of kauri up close

Beautiful kauri wood on display and the history lovingly explained in this small gallery and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David H
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Auckland, New Zealand
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This is a favourite spot to take friends when they come to stay to see a woodturner at work and... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
pelizabethcutts
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Dargaville, New Zealand
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Gallery and working studio of Rick Taylor, Master Woodturner. Rick specialises in creating pieces from New Zealand Ancient Kauri. Bowls, platters, hollow forms,pens, treasure boxes, carvings and sculptures. Grains of the kauri and colours of the ancient kauri vary from dark browns to golden to the very interesting green kauri. Make time on your travels to have a days woodturning tuition with Master Woodturner Rick Taylor here at his studio. Woodturning tools and ancient kauri blanks for woodturners also available at his studio for you to purchase and take home and make your own kauri bowl, platter, pen etc.
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4 Murdoch Street, Dargaville 0310, New Zealand
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+64 9-439 4975
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful kauri wood on display and the history lovingly explained in this small gallery and studio. These folks know and love their wood. They have used so much skill to turn and present the kauri to its best. Really uplifting. Its free to look and...More

Thank David H
kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks David for your kind words. Rick and I really enjoy meeting people and telling our story of how the kauri became buried in the swamplands here, how we dug the kauri, got it carbon dated (3860 years buried) how we dry it and then...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a favourite spot to take friends when they come to stay to see a woodturner at work and some beautiful examples of his work to buy and take home to Europe, Canada & Australia.One does get the chance to speak to him and...More

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Hi and thank you very much for your nice feedback. We enjoy telling the stories of our ancient kauri wood, how it was recovered from swampland here and then dried and turned by Rick. Hope to see you again. Cheers, Sue and Rick

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Bought a lovely wood jar and had it shipped home. Arrived quickly and very well packaged. Have had many compliments on it, love the history behind the wood being 3800 years old.More

Thank Daryl L
kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi and thanks for the feedback on our gallery on trip advisor. Always nice to hear from our customers who purchase some of our ancient kauri art pieces or functional pieces. We hope you get many happy years of enjoyment. Thanks, Sue and Rick Taylor...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Stopped in for directions and ended up buying two bowls made out of 2,000 year old Kauri wood. Met the wood master, Rick Taylor and listened to how he found the wood and has been making high quality Kauri products for over forty years. Had...More

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi and thanks for taking the time to place a review on trip advisor and especially for purchasing two of our ancient kauri bowls - helps to keep a kiwi artist continue working. All the best for your travels. Regards from Sue and Rick Taylor,...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A typical tourist spot with beautiful wood gifts with big prices. Lots of variety of different wood carved items.More

Thank Diannemh46
kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Hi Dianne - thanks for taking the time to put your review on TripAdvisor regarding The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio. We enjoy having visitors and we try and pass on the story of how we recovered the Ancient Kauri from swampland nearby, how we...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Neat stop on our way to Waimoua Forest. The story of where these pieces of wood originated was quite fascinating and to hold wood pieces made from something thousands of years old was neat. Ended up purchasing a beautiful piece to bring home. Yes, as...More

Thank WineTraveller
kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

hi and thanks for your comments - we try and have the very best ancient kauri wood for our unique products so that every piece is not like any other piece. Thanks for purchasing a piece and supporting a New Zealand artist.

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Although expensive, the items for sale are beautifully made. We purchased an important birthday present here & are delighted with it. Well worth a visit, even if just looking.

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

hi and thank you for visiting and for taking the time to add a review for our business The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, regards Sue and Rick Taylor

Reviewed 9 February 2017

You don't have to be a woodturner to appreciate the art in making something from nature shine - this is a great place to see what a tree can hide behind the barkMore

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Hi and thanks for taking the time to add a comment. Glad you enjoy our ancient kauri wood and art pieces, yep, the wood of the ancient kauri trees can be beautiful, fiddleback grain, green, brown and golden colours, and Rick enjoys creating his platters,...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A friendly chat that was informative on the age of different pieces of wood depending on which swamp the wood came from. Prices similar to high end shops around the country. Nice to see the wood turners work space.More

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi and thanks for taking the time to add a review for our Kauri Gallery and working studio. We love sharing the story of our ancient kauri - amazing wood that it is and sooo old, most of ours is 3860 years buried and some...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I love wood and wood turned products. This gallery did not disappoint. It is true that the prices are very expensive but considering the age of the kauri wood used that is not a surprise. The pieces are unique. You are able to get any...More

Thank Lyndel A
kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Hi Thanks Lyndel for your lovely review - was great to have you visit - your parcel is on the way. Maybe we will see you back here again. You can always check out our website and purchase more. Cheers Sue and Rick Taylor

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