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Howick Historical Village

P O Box 18 056, Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
64 09 5769506
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Ranked #18 of 106 attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you are not in a hurry, and you don't have loads to do list, then this is defenetely a wonderful place to kill some good quality time. We have been here in auckland many times, so we came here this time in a much more relaxed pace. My 13 year girl enjoyed this place so much! The village dance... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love going hete,especially on live day where actors dress up a d partake in old time village activities,the little cafe is lovely and you really feel like youre stepping back in time.love the old manor house,the school room and the tiny court house,it all captures the feeling of the old days,love it and highly recommend to all.

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Sacramento, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Howick village is a well maintained historical village in Auckland. As a tourist that loves history this place was well worth the trip. The place is full of interesting historical homes, artifacts, and information. We explored and then ate at the cafe on site. The cafe is great. We then finished the rest of village. It made for a great... More

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Gold Coast
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A quaint little village, delightful to roam the shops and discover the crafts that the locals have up for display and for sale. Well worth the visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been here with a group of school children and the day was much better than I had imagined! The children and teachers were told to dress up in 'olden days clothes' and we pretended like we were back in that time. The children got to play with toys for quite a while and try things like walking with... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place to visit to go back in time. Tourists would be very interested in it. Well worth the visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Has some great individual shops, a nice pub or good cafés for lunch and dinner. Near the sae and a pretty church at the end of town too.

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Auckland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A great spot of historical time out. A collection of old cottages nicely restored and with useful information about the houses and period in Auckland. Well worth a visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went with my daughter to a friends wedding here and found it was really wonderful. Unlike some similar sites this is largely interactive, you can climb in the huts, pretend to have tea with the plates and cups, and really get a feel for it

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Fencibles, whose cabins form the backbone of this outdoor museum of early pioneer history, were recruited from British soldiers retired in the colonies. They were given land in exchange for their readiness to defend new settlements on New Zealand soil. This well-designed and interesting lay-out provides an informative and interesting introduction to this seminal period of NZ history. As... More

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