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Hokitika Glass Studio

Open Now: 08:30 - 17:00
Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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Well-priced art glass and fascinating to watch

Beautiful studio and showroom. You can watch the glass blowers as they work (it's fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Great service and lovely glass pieces

My wife loves glass ornaments so she was like a kid in a candy shop! Excellent service explaining... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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A wonderful opportunity to watch the glassblowers create amazing glass art pieces - all whilst you perusing the studio.
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9 Weld Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+64 3-755 7775
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful studio and showroom. You can watch the glass blowers as they work (it's fascinating!), and they sell the most beautiful pieces in the gallery. Prices for little animal figurines start at $20 - very reasonable compared to some we've seen! Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

My wife loves glass ornaments so she was like a kid in a candy shop! Excellent service explaining the various postal / insurance options and our package was waiting for us when we got back to Melbourne.

Thank Fiji_Novice255100
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We were on holiday and called into the shop and was hoping to ask a question about one of the items for sale and the only staff member just ignored us and then made a phone call without any care that there were customers. This...More

Thank razakiwi
HokitikaGlass, Front Office Manager at Hokitika Glass Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

My apologies for the service you have received. This is most definitely NOT typical of our shop staff, and I will be ensuring that this will not happen again!

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The kids and adults alike were awestruck by the glass blowers. What a magical thing for the children to watch. Allow Some time. Our children are 7, 9 and 11. Be aware the store is full of glass ware. So obviously kids need to be...More

Thank TravelMum84
HokitikaGlass, General Manager at Hokitika Glass Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your excellent review. We take a lot of pride of producing quality hand made glassware in our family business.

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful work and a good variety of pieces-colour and price wise. If you’re into glass work you will more than likely find something of interest. Item package well for transport.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I spent around an hour in the shop, the level of work is unbelievably perfect. Sadly, as I was still travelling, I couldn't purchase, everything was "shouting at me" "buy me": the depiction of New Zealand's symbols; ferns, kiwi, etc have been produced beautifully, with...More

Thank Fi111_13
HokitikaGlass, Manager at Hokitika Glass Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate great feed back as we try hard to deliver our quality product.

Reviewed 1 April 2018

An interesting, unique store to spend some time while in Hokitika A recent cyclone had disrupted power and machinery, so we were unable to view any workers in action. However, the varied and unique nature of the offerings provided evidence of the quality of the...More

Thank travlbug
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We walked in off the street (it's handy to the centre of town) to look at the displays of cleverness these people had been producing. These guys are the masters, I called in for a 5 minute look and ended up staying ages! The place...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Wandered in as I had received a piece as a gift. Fascinating to watch the transformation of raw materials into attractive pieces of glass...of course I added to my glass collection😀

Thank Trishmp
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Its worth calling in here to watching the glass being heated and shaped, the guys that do this are such experts its mesmeric watching them produce these beautiful items. The kids were fascinated, thank you.

Thank sonia E
HokitikaGlass, Front Office Manager at Hokitika Glass Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderfull feed back.

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free to enter but a place for a donation if you a watching the guys work to show appreciation is available