Petronella's Gallery & Bookstore

Every town deserves a bookshop and Lake Tekapo, too, has its own cultural haven. Petronella’s Gallery and Bookstore is now easy to find in the main street. An eclectic range of new literature and non-fiction sits alongside boutique stationery, gifts and works by local artists. It’s a match made in heaven brought down to delight locals and travellers alike. Wilma (Wilhelmina Petronella Maria) van den Bosch is your host and she loves to be your guide in this land of books where anything is possible.

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Petronella's Gallery & Bookstore

Shop 8, Rapuwai Lane

SH 8
Lake Tekapo 7945

New Zealand

+64 (0)3 6806789

+64 (0) 21 1541014

Opening Hours

6 Days 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed on Tuesday

School Holidays Daily

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Chris E

A carefully selected range of quality books, beautifully presented by a knowledgeable host. The community feel of Tekapo remains safe here amidst the tourist hustle and bustle.


"Great selection of books, great relaxed atmosphere. Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Definitely worth a visit.

Savannah H

"Such a cute wee spot with a great selection! Can find something for everyone in this nook!! Cozy and inviting, also with gifts and artwork!! Even a used book section for a great price!! Have a good look around and you'll definitely find something you'll want to read!"