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“Best Selection of Kiwiana in Central Auckland” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Elephant House

The Elephant House
237 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
006493098740
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Owner description: 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Best Selection of Kiwiana in Central Auckland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Lots of natural products - much nicer than some of the souvenier stores around, Kiwi staff and quality on the shelves rather than platic junk made overseas.

Visited January 2013
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R0bbityB0b, Manager at The Elephant House, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thanks for your great comments, we are very proud to showcase the work of approximately 200 craftspeople from throughout New Zealand.
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Dallas, Texas
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“A one-stop shop for New Zealand souvenirs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The options at this shop are wide and varying. You can find something for just about everyone on your gift list without spending a ton of money.

The surrounding village of Parnell has a variety of other shops and cafes. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

Visited March 2013
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R0bbityB0b, Manager at The Elephant House, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We agree, Parnell certainly has a lot to offer visitors to Auckland, a great variety of speciality shops and of course wonderful restaurants and cafes.
Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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Placentia, CA
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“This is a co-op of New Zealand artists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Gifts and crafts. In the heart of Auckland 's historic Parnell Village. The gifts are unique. The day we were there the guy behind the counter is the guy who made all the beautiful wood objects in the store. All the artists work in the store a day or a few hours a week. There are fabric, wool, jewelry gifts and lots of wooden objects beautifully polished, some with abalone shell (Paua shell)
They also have the standard NZ type souvenirs.

Visited March 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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“Fantastic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a brilliant shop it has lots of different local craft items, including jewellery,wooden bowls, clothes, ornaments, pictures etc... It is not an easy place to find it is at the back of the shops down a lane way that does have a sign on Parnell street, so we parked and ended up asking at another shop where to find it. Well worth going to

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London, United Kingdom
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“Will definitely visit again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This lovely shop is excellent, not just for holiday presents and mementos but also to treat yourself or buy something for the home. Great NZ crafts from good artisans all beautifully displayed in store. Will definitely be visiting when I'm back in NZ next year.

Visited December 2011
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