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The Elephant House

237 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-309 8740
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If you're sick of the normal souvenirs...

If you need to buy souvenirs or gifts for back home, but you don't like the made in China stuff... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rokasanda
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Elephant House, nice place to get a Wood Souvenir

Elephant Houses in Parnell is a beautiful place to shop. Everything arrange very well. Most of them... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
iwanskomari
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“nz souvenirs” (6 reviews)
“souvenir shop” (5 reviews)
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237 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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+64 9-309 8740
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need to buy souvenirs or gifts for back home, but you don't like the made in China stuff they have in the City Center, this place is for you. More like a coop than a souvenir shop, you are supporting local artists in...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Elephant Houses in Parnell is a beautiful place to shop. Everything arrange very well. Most of them are wood made of NZ. Small size to big. All are interesting.Suitable place to chase an NZ wood souvenir .More

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thanks so much for your visit and kind words. .You're obviously a wood lover ... and you're right, NZ wood is unusually rich in character and skillfully finished by our craftspeople. For the benefit of others, we generally say that we sell anything that is...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

I read reviews of this shop on TripAdvisor and my husband and I made this our last stop for souvenirs while in New Zealand. We were so glad we did! Such a variety of items with beautiful craftsmanship! The prices were reasonable as well. I...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The Elephant House is a one stop shop for fabulous New Zealand souvenirs. The staff and manager are extremely helpful and offer excellent service. I highly recommend coming here for any New Zealand souvenirs. They often have one off pieces that are not mass produced...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Other than all the rip-off stores in the CBD, the Elephant House has actual stuff that will survive the journey, stuff that is the real thing and not the "made in China" copy. If you are looking for NZ souvenirs, be it the Kauri table...More

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Frances C, Marketing at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We love that you noticed that the arts and crafts we sell are made here in NZ and not some anonymous mass produced warehouse. Thank you for taking the time to visit, and browse!

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Our first visit was from locals' advice! Clever, unique, N.Z. high quality crafts~~At very reasonable prices, especially for the QUALITY. We have shopped all over the world, and this store is just plain great. Don't overlook it in Auckland.

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thanks. What a wonderful review! We'll have to see what we can do to be even better for your next visit.

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

If you are in the area take the time to stop by. The shop is very nice and has a lot to see. There is a wide variety of small crafts, woodwork, jewelry, and other cool items. If you are looking for a nice gift...More

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thanks for your visit and comments. Hope you do return again.Our stock is ever-changing.

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

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....More

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

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

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Reviewed 21 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...More

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thanks for your visit and kind words.

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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 reviewResponded 23 April 2017

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

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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
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