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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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The buildings are very well maintained and set up. All the information boards are clear and concise. We liked the self guided map as we could look around at our own pace. As... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The buildings are very well maintained and set up. All the information boards are clear and concise. We liked the self guided map as we could look around at our own pace. As fellow history buffs and re-enactors from Australia, we loved this place. It was value for money for entry.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The carefully preserved dwellings are picture perfect & well maintained. Great to see so many bought together & set out as this charming little village. The gardens and grounds have easy access. The information provided by the staff & displayed at each site was very informative & interesting. The furniture, period costumes/linen, machinery & other props used were all amazing,... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Best way to learn about a unique period of Auckland history. The staff were wonderfully informative and our kids loved touring the houses and buildings.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

really enjoyed the easy walk around the historic village. It is very well done and well worth the money. Plenty of parking and the cafe was excellent. We spent an easy 2 hours looking around as one of the cottages was originally in our family.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This little attraction is great! So informative and set out in such a way that it is easy to follow. I was a little devastated to see that if we had of timed it right we could have been there on day when there are actors around the place, so next time I will definitely make sure I do. We... More 

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great to visit in all weathers, take a picnic or enjoy the onsite cafe fare (brilliant by the way). Try to avoid busy days and when there are large school groups, as this can spoil your experience. Take photos.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

NZ history may not go back many years but it is well illustrated in Howick Historical Village. Original homes from around NZ have been placed together in a logical order setting out the life of settlers over a period of some 30+ years.

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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Address: Address: P O Box 18 056, Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 5769506
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

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