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Howick Historical Village

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Address: P O Box 18 056, Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 5769506
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Description: Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30...
Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.
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This is a reasonable drive from downtown Auckland, but in my view, well worth it. It is quite easy to find and has free off-street parking.The buildings have been well restored... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a reasonable drive from downtown Auckland, but in my view, well worth it. It is quite easy to find and has free off-street parking.The buildings have been well restored and give a useful insight into this period of New Zealand's history. The volunteers there are friendly and very informative and gave us a warm welcome. Photographs are encouraged.... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Excellent place to wander around. If you go on certain days there are people explaining the way of life when the houses were built. Good value for money. Also there is an excellent cafe there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a solid drive from downtown Auckland bu well worth the effort. The buildings have been lovingly restored and are a great glimpse into colonial life.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I visited with my two friends on a nice warm Sunday and were surprised by the amount of history. A lot of the buildings have been faithfully reconstructed on site. There was a great ambience to the place with a feeling of what the early pioneers and settlers endured----and enjoyed !! The blacksmiths shop is so authentic that you would... More 

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York, UK
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The main (only) problem with Howick Historical Village is that it is not at Howick and the locals don't seem to know it! So we arrived after a ferry , two buses and a 20 minute walk ready to be disappointed. In fact the place is a gem, even without the animations which take place at weekends. The cafe too... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The village has a lovely collection of colonial style cottages and homes from the times of the early settlors of New Zealand which are well maintained. We visited on a Live day which happens once a month which really helped to create the feeling that you'd stepped back in time to a fencible settlement. There are a lot of interactive... More 

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BournemouthUK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

First class historical sight with original buildings that have restored . Very interesting to understand and appreciate the tough conditions and hardships that were faced and overcome by the original settlers . Very nice and friendly staff with great cafe / restaurant at the entrance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Was an eye opener for my teenaged sister to see how hard early settlers had to work. They started from scratch, living off the land. Just fascinating to learn about our local history. Loved everything about this place. Was a nice day for a stroll and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Plenty of space to have a picnic and... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had a great lunch here and found it really interesting taking a step back into another world. the volunteers do a great job making it interesting

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Britain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A lot of effort and hard work has gone not creating this village, moving all the houses from around the district to one place !! Really enjoyed it. Would go back.

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