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Wonderful crafts & lovely staff

Wonderful place to shop for quality NZ souvenirs. Kiwi staff is warm, friendly and very helpful... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2013
Lisa C
Kailua, Hawaii
Decent place, but I didn't find anything to buy

You need to know is that this place is at the listed address, but you have to walk down the alley... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2013
Washington, DC
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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.
237 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-309 8740
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Wonderful place to shop for quality NZ souvenirs. Kiwi staff is warm, friendly and very helpful. You can watch an artist upstairs, or simply spend time admiring the variety of crafts. I found nice gifts for everyone on my list. I also enjoyed very much...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed July 14, 2013

You need to know is that this place is at the listed address, but you have to walk down the alley to find it. Not a problem, but it can be easy to miss. Plenty of NZ crafts here, from low end to middle range....More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

This is simply the best place to find New Zealand crafts and talk with artists short of a craft fair. The artists staff the front desk, so you have the chance to meet someone whose work is on display in the gallery, and there are...More

Thank Nikoandco
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.

2  Thank erialcw
R0bbityB0b, Manager at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2013

Thanks for your great comments, we are very proud to showcase the work of approximately 200 craftspeople from throughout New Zealand.

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...More

1  Thank ATexasTripper
R0bbityB0b, Manager at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded 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.

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...More

1  Thank Tzipster
Reviewed January 2, 2013

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...More

1  Thank austrip
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.

1  Thank canda777
Reviewed October 29, 2012

There is nothing like the Elephant House! Every year that I am 'downunder' I go to Parnell and visit this unique store. The biggest problem is deciding on how much I can fit in to my suitcase as I purchase top-quality New Zealand-made products ......More

2  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Apparently this craft co- op has been around for nearly 30 years and what fabulous nz made selection of product. Relaxed shopping experience and right in the middle of such a cool Parnell Village. Staid for ages. Will come again next time. Mike and Linda.

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Donna S
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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