Father Rabbit

Monday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Tuesday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Wednesday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Thursday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Friday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Saturday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Sunday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

232 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland

09 950 1956

Father Rabbit has burrowed in deep across Auckland and has dug an entrance in Herne Bay. The stark white interior, along with a majority of products which are also white, and the fact that the store is in a position that reaps the sun, creates a very fresh and inviting atmosphere.

There’s an underlying sense of quality and timelessness to the carefully curated picks of household products available at Father Rabbit. Whether there’s a discounted promotion on offer or simply the camaraderie amongst people who enjoy an organised home, FR easily breaks down the woes of modern life and reminds us all of that crisp sheeted, wooden old farmhouse antiquey cooking utensils and crock.

The assortment of light bulbs on display throughout the store are a fascinating sight too. They also have this cool thing called an emergency candle which comes sealed in a waterproof tin with matches. Awesome for someone prone to power outages.

FR provides online shopping and delivery options as well. In the words of Father Rabbit himself, this place has an “appreciation of simplicity” – demonstrated via its durable and reliable household products built for that special area where town and country meet.

Words by Nic Brookland & Photography by Josh Griggs

Information not correct? Report an error


232 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland

Nearby Places

Dear Jervois

Hanging lights inside the cafe.
Place Auckland
Cafes key icon.

Dear Jervois hosts the who’s who of Herne Bay for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Similar Places

Tonic Room

The door.
Place Auckland
Services key icon.

An Integrative Wellness Clinic and boutique natural health and beauty store.

Flotsam and Jetsam

Red griffins sign.
Place Auckland

Another one of Ponsonby’s illustrious retailers is Flotsam and Jetsam, a vintage store with both new and old items for the home.

The Book Exchange

Old fashioned black typewriter.
Place Auckland
Cafes key icon.

The next time the Auckland drizzle gets too much for you, forget your troubles with a trip to the Book Exchange.


Racks of clothing at Crushes, Auckland.
Place Auckland
Fashion key icon.

An eclectic mix of all things homemade, handcrafted, New Zealand made and vintage.