Whispers Gallery & Apartment

Whispers is an art gallery featuring the photo art of Pete Smithies, and jewelry, handmade artwork and gifts from other artists. The gallery is evolving with new art produced constantly. Our property boasts the most stunning view of mt Ruapehu.

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Reopened after 2 years and under new management, Whispers is situated on State Highway 49 in the desert oasis of Waiouru, We are a gallery featuring the work of photo artist Pete Smithies as well as art, crafts and gifts. In addition our vision is to provide opportunities for other artists to show and sell their work and plan to grow and evolve by including many other artists from all over New Zealand.

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We are very fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, we intend to continue to capture something of the essence of New Zealand, hopefully in a unique way.


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Physical address

Whispers Gallery & Apartment, 33 State Highway 49, Waiouru, Ruapehu, 4825, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
10am - 4pm most days
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
127km to Palmeston North airport (1hr 30m) 265km to Wellington airport (3hr 25m)
Proximity to town:
In Waiouru, Ohakune 27km (19 mins), Taihape 28km (20 mins)

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  Written Spoken
Laotian YES YES

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