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Howick Historical Village

P O Box 18 056, Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland Central, New Zealand
64 09 5769506
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Go when they have a working day where all the folk are dressed in period cotsume and are doing the school making bread sweets ect craft ect as they did in that era

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One Saturday every month they all get dressed up and take you back in time. Maori huts, blacksmiths, baking in traditional ovens, animals the kids can interact with. A real learning experience about the early settlers and the indigenous people of NZ.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Our family (if 5 sisters & partners) visited here on the 22nd January, 2013. This was the 100th anniversary of our father's birth and his family were originally from Howick. We had great fun, took lots of photos and reminisced of how it would have been for the Fencibles and their families in a strange new land. Well worth a... More

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Waihi, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great for a days visit in any weather during any season. So much to see and enjoy, both interactive and enjoyable to observe a selection of New Zealand colonial history. Great examples of what is was like all around New Zealand. There is also a great cafe for snacks and meals. Occasionally open at nights, as well as weekends.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Having recently celebrated his 85th birthday it was a real treat to take him and ourselves to the Howick Historical Village. It was a lovely days and surprisingly quiet for a Sunday walking around but not the cafe. We have been to the cafe several times in the last 6 months and been very impressed with the food and personable... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Went there with two other boat people(Sea Princess) We're trying to figure out where to start but I decided to knock on the door to find out. Before I could knock the door opened and I greeted "kiaora". The gentleman was a little taken aback but turned out to be the owner. Very knowledgeable man. Gave us a royal tour.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

An interesting visit to a collection of houses acquired from various places on the North Island. The greeting by a volunteer dressed in costume was both informative and fun. The Village is well kept and suitable for all, with an excellent map giving a short description about each dwelling and its inhabitants. Our only disappointment was that the school building... More

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London
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25 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Howick Village comprises a collection of houses/buildings from elsewhere on the northern part of the North Island, which have been literally “picked up”, transported and then re-assembled at this Auckland site. If a building was too big, it would have been cut into separate pieces for transportation and then joined back together once in Howick. The Howick Historical Village site... More

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West Sussex
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We have been to the Village several times and each time we've found different aspects to enjoy. I wish more visitors to NZ could hear about this attraction. It shows so well how the first settlers from the UK had to live - having been promised a house and quarter acre section, many had to live for a year or... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Excellent place for a Sunday visit. Great costumes and period houses. Cafe service is excellent. The staff are very friendly and answer questions from good knowledge of the period.

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