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 Last day of season:
Sunday 28 April

Winter
CLOSED
Late April – late October

The Lost Gypsy town sign

Bringing kids?

Our works of art are handmade and fragile. All children must be supervised, and please remind them to treat our creations with care.

Planning a school group visit? Contact us first.

Find Us

The Lost Gypsy is in Papatowai, on The Catlins coast, between Invercargill and Dunedin. Look out for a green housebus and a yellow man.

Mobile coverage

Keep in mind that the only mobile network covering Papatowai is Vodafone (includes: 2Degrees, Kogan Mobile). But no worries, free wifi for customers, just ask us for the code.

The Lost Gypsy gallery bus

Recommended by

Excellent
Based on 165 reviews
MagicRoundabout365
MagicRoundabout365
08/01/2022
Amazing…. Whether you’re young or older, you will have fun at The Lost Gypsy Gallery - the fist entrance is free and you could spend a long time here - pay $8 per adult (adult only area) for further entertainment and interaction which was great fun - this place is easy to find but check when it’s opening times are as we’ve been trying to go to this place for ages - the owners are wonderful and clever - inspiring imagination - there a small eating and coffee area but as we’d already eaten we missed out on sampling what they had on offer, maybe next time….. we would highly recommend The Lost Gypsy.
nina p
nina p
08/01/2022
Lost Gypsy has been found 😉 Recommended by our host this was a great place to experience something different. So many cool inventions. Great break from nature, road trips and tramping.
ricochet1977
ricochet1977
03/01/2022
Great for kids of all ages Had been recommended this by a friend and still didn't know what to expect. Amazing and wonderous for kids of all ages, and best of all is you can go in for a look in the bus for free and there's lots of things with so much thought in them. So worth a look (and a touch/push/play!).
JoteePark
JoteePark
02/05/2021
A must see Such a cool little spot. So pleased we called in. It was hard to drag ourselves away. Great coffee too.
Jay bee
Jay bee
31/03/2021
A hidden gem, must do From the curious to the frankly weird, these creations make one wonder at the creative thoughts behind them! Coffee from Carol's caravan is excellent along with her home baked treats. A must visit on any Catlins tour.
Allen McCormick
Allen McCormick
16/03/2021
Coffee Caravan I had two long blacks and two Belgium Biscuits. They were the best and as good as any I have had in my 50 years coffee and Belgium Biscuit career.
Inspiration456650
Inspiration456650
26/02/2021
A Must See We stopped here for a coffee and what wonderful unique place. Great coffee and very helpful owners and the caravan with all the wonderful gadgets is a must see.
Denise B
Denise B
21/02/2021
Country gem Loved this place. Fabulous coffee and home made baking. Came every day we were in this area. Mentioned I was gluten free and the next day owner had baked delicious GF blueberry muffins. Setting great also.
Michelle T
Michelle T
08/02/2021
A wee treasure I'd seen this place advertised and so thought I'd call in for a look and a coffee to go. I sat down, with my dog as he was allowed which for me was a huge plus. I assume the lady that served me was the owner and she was super friendly. What a great, quirky wee place...a wee treasure. Loved looking around and my dog enjoyed being able to be with me while I had my coffee
Pete and Trish Amos
Pete and Trish Amos
06/02/2021
Great coffee and quirky gadgets Great coffee and sweet treats, just like Mum's home cooking. Fascinating collection of quirky gadgets, great for young and old. Great place to stop.

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