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Howick Historical Village

Address: P O Box 18 056, Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 5769506
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Ranked #19 of 101 Attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.

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South Australia, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Read about the village on the internet when researching things to do in/around Auckland. Given my interest in things historic, paid a visit on final full day in Auckland. Caught a bus from central Auckland (550) and about 10 minute walk from main road. The village comprises historic buildings relocated mainly from surrounding area, with emphasis on early "defensible" settlers,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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99 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

a good historical museum, by accident we were there on the 3rd Sunday of the month when they have a 'live day' (ie: lots of volunteers wandering around in costume, with various historical reenactments every half hour or so). Good fun, kept the kids (12, 10, 7) entertained for about 2 hours. Not sure how well it would do on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Was here during December holidays, and we had the place to ourselves until lunchtime. The houses/buildings/gardens are well-kept and give a true feel of the conditions of the first settlers. After a brief introduction and orientation by the lone docent, we could wander at our own pace to read as much as we wanted at every stop. And being in... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A great little village, with lots of interesting information. I admire what these people are trying to do and was blown away with how meticulous everything was. A must visit for history geeks, and people wanting to feel fortunate with being born when they were rather than a century for more earlier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had a really nice time here. Good to walk around and see an old style viilage. Recommended especially if you are interested in New Zealand history

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went here with friends over from the UK. It was really great (and we also enjoyed the cafe too!). There is a great collection of dwelling houses that reflected the class system within the commuinty at that time. We were blown away with the daily work they had to do in those days just to feed themselves and keep... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Just one of those many places to go if your planning on becoming Amish, or you just don't like living in a civilised society and you want to start milking cows and making your own clothes and stuff. Borring

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this, partly because it was such a beautiful day. The old buildings are gorgeous and the staff are very enthusiastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Excellent I am here from South Africa. Very interesting the Village well laid out map telling you what to see. There was a lady dressed in period costume telling you the history also a clip of how the people arrived here. The coffee shop is excellent well worth a visit. Throughly enjoyed it.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Every 3rd Sunday there is a live experience of historical school, shops, dress ups, church. Most fabulous experience for familes and kids. My son loved the school experience and the teachers hysterically strict comments. The sack race and walking on stilts is always a winner. A must do if you enjoy history!

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