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“A gem of a shop”
Review of The Elephant House

The Elephant House
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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.
Reviewed March 8, 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 reasonable prices for quality items, to take home with us.

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

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

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Reviewed March 5, 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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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

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

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Reviewed March 4, 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 would be a shame to miss it.

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cdysthe, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2017

We've tried to make the "hidden secret" a little easier to find with a large elephant head now hanging over the sidewalk at the top of the alley. Thanks for your review.

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Reviewed March 2, 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 reviewResponded April 22, 2017

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

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Reviewed January 30, 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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