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The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio

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Went there because it was an I site & ended up staying 7 looking at Wooden goods that the owner had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jij52
Stunning display.

Popped when passing, not planned, but staggering display of turned wood as well as simply treated... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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4 Murdoch Street, Dargaville 0310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there because it was an I site & ended up staying 7 looking at Wooden goods that the owner had made very informative

Thank jij52
kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

hi - thanks for your review - we love showing visitors our ancient kauri. Have a great travel around NZ. regards from Sue and Rick Taylor

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped when passing, not planned, but staggering display of turned wood as well as simply treated articles. Unfortunately, heavily priced but well worth visiting.More

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for calling in we love showing visitors around our gallery and workshop and explaining the age of our ancient kauri. It is the oldest workable wood in the World. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Wishing you happy travels....More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Great stuff made by a nice friendly guy that has been turning forever. So much stuff to be tempted by !!

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

hi and thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed your visit. Yep, Rick has been turning for ages, around 40 years and still enjoys the turning and the visitors that call in. Cheers, Sue (and Rick)

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here because it is an information centre and our hostess provided valuable local information about Bayleys Beach as well as kauri wood products. Our "natural things" enthusiasts (the teens and father) really enjoyed the talk and it helped decide the rest of our...More

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

glad to be able to help with some local knowledge - enjoy you time here on the Kauri Coast. Hope you got to see the ancient kauri and volcanic ash high up in the sand dunes at Baylys Beach and old kauri on the beach....More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Waipoua Forest, be sure to stop at Rick Taylor's studio. He is an extraordinary craftsman who makes exquisite objects out of ancient Kauri wood. He also generously shares his knowledge of the material and his deep respect for Northland's unique ancient...More

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

hi and thanks for your kind words - we enjoy helping visitors and passing on our knowledge.. Thanks and happy travels.

Reviewed 14 June 2018

We had a long chat with Rick Taylor, the woodturner, who is an exemplary artist and fine man. We bought a beautiful bowl that we will cherish forever!

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

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kauriinfo, Owner at The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

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

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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

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Moomagic
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Response from kauriinfo | Property representative |
We dont charge for entry to our gallery/working studio. So the answer to your question, it cost nothing. Hope to see you soon. regards Sue and Rick Taylor, The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio Dargaville.
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