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Address: 237 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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+64 9-309 8740
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The Elephant House, home of uniquely New Zealand made arts & crafts, is...

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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A very different souvenir shop

I chanced upon this charming shop when I was walking in the area. Before this place, I have been to more than a few souvenir shops. But The Elephant House is different. They added... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peitoh
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chanced upon this charming shop when I was walking in the area. Before this place, I have been to more than a few souvenir shops. But The Elephant House is different. They added a artistic touch to the souvenirs and made them really special. I also like that they worked with local artists and the gifts are NZ made.... More 

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this review

Pleased that you found us. Thanks so much for your comments. More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Love this shop, so glad I found it on TripAdvisor to do my shopping at the end of my travels! The owner is so kind - I had questions about who made a few items and she knew all about the artists. You can find really special items here, rather than the same ol stuff you might see at every... More 

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Thank Lillie H
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Visited Auckland and walked the city for a couple of days before stumbling upon this gem. Highly recommend! A place with great NZ made souvenirs that will last! Very happy with my purchases:)

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this review

Really pleased that you found us ... and enjoyed what you found! More 

Campbell River, Canada
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

After seeing some of the shops around Auckland offering tacky souvenirs, we were so pleased to discover The Elephant House tucked into one of the many quaint little lanes of Parnell Street. This shop is spacious, well organized, and carries a wide variety of made in New Zealand items. We were able to pick up some lovely gifts, all at... More 

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this review

Pleased that you found us and that we were able to provide you with some unique, quality mementos your visit to New Zealand. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Craft co operative in Parnell with good fair prices and lots of gift ideas and D souvenirs. Helpful staff too

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1 Thank Molzmum
cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this review

Variety and quality certainly are our trademarks ... but as you say, prices are fair. Prices are set by the artists and crafters themselves. More 

Scotland
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118 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

You have to really hunt for this little gem but it's worth hunting it out, absolutely the best place for tourists to source things all made in New Zealand by independent artists and other talented people. It's tucked down a little lane off of the main drag, if you don't see it please ask on the Main Street as it... More 

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2 Thank Jakeal82
Ottawa, Canada
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432 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Bought a great Maori Mask....this is a cooperative so the proceeds go back to the artists. Lots of jewellery and other crafts to buy and great staff

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this review

Yes you are buying at prices set by the artist. So happy to read how pleased you are with your purchase. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a really nice gift shop, full of the sort of things that holidaymakers like us would like to take home to remind us of New Zealand. There's quality here; not cheap, but we shopped anyway! Well worth a visit.

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2 Thank lastword2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 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.

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1 Thank cameroni0617
Mason, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

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