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The Elephant House

237 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-309 8740
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Quality Shop

Wonderful shop with quality goods at very reasonable prices. Tourists should be encouraged to... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Good place to ship for NZ souvenirs

This is a good shop to find some better quality New Zealand made crafts and souvenir items. It's... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Mason, New Hampshire
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The Elephant House, home of uniquely New Zealand made arts & crafts, is located down the alley at 237 Parnell Road, Parnell Village. Follow the elephant footprints, we are next to the fabulous Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant.
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237 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-309 8740
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Wonderful shop with quality goods at very reasonable prices. Tourists should be encouraged to ignore all the usual junk souvenir shops in downtown Auckland and pay a visit here.

1  Thank cameroni0617
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is a good shop to find some better quality New Zealand made crafts and souvenir items. It's located in a cute village with other nice shops and restaurants. You can walk here from the museum too.

2  Thank DottieNH
Reviewed 11 March 2016

you can find wide range of art works and handiwork here which well represent New Zealand... The quality of the goods looks much better also...

1  Thank Y0nghui
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This was our third visit to the Elephant House over several years of visiting Auckland. It has a great range of authentic souvenirs and gifts and we never leave without something attractive to remember our visit to New Zealand. If you are seeking a momento...More

1  Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This has to be the best place in Auckland for buying tourist souvenirs; it has a huge range in terms of both options and price. Ceramics, crockery, jewellery, pictures, carvings, implements, healthcare products…. If you are looking for some kiwi souvenirs, the Elephant House is...More

3  Thank JKEELAN
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Been here several times before trips to visit family and friends in UK and Europe. We always find something well made and a reminder of New Zealand. I hope others will shop here. It was run by the craft contributors, but now has a permanent...More

1  Thank VitaAuckland
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Before I went to New Zealand I researched places to go and came across The Elephant House on Trip Advisor. It became a must for us to do and we weren't disappointed. It was very easy to find and we wre the only ones in...More

2  Thank SJC10ENG
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The souvenir shop is off Parnell Road down an alleyway. Great variety of NZ souvenirs from small items to big, with reasonable prices. Lady serving was quite helpful. Worth a visit if after quality NZ souvenirs.

1  Thank GrahamJBeenleigh
Reviewed 11 May 2015

On Parnell Road. A wide variety of authentic New Zealand-made goods for sale. It's about a mile from the Auckland museum. Wife says: "Wonderful shop! Not at all like the tourist gift shops found at the tourist sites, which seem pretty much all the same....More

1  Thank specht3
Reviewed 10 March 2015

This is a lovely little gift shop tucked away just off the Main Street in Parnell. Great selection of gifts at good prices. Very friendly lady served us, looking forward to visiting again when we are next in auckland.

1  Thank littlln
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Donna S
The flax string on mybson's greenstone pendant broke, and we are wondering how to get it fixed. Or where to purchase the flax string to fix it ourselves. That it broke is no surprise, as he wears it constantly. It is his very special souviner of our time in NZ, purchased in your very cool shop.
2 January 2015|
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Response from LittleKiwiGal | Property representative |
Hi there, Toni from The Elephant House here. We can repair this. There are 2 options. If the cord is joined with the binding around the pendant we would need to send it back to the vendor to repair. If it is just a cord, we... More