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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in early Auckland history, this is a good place to visit. Best seen when they are performing a live day.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This attraction is truly a unique Gem! From School Visits to Live Days, the authenticity is truly excellent. Committee and volunteers work very hard and do such a good job of presenting the Fencible Settlement in Auckland during that 1840 to 1880 period. The Fencibles (i.e. soldiers who had served in British wars in the 1830s and 1840s and who... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recently visited on a `live` day. It was great fun and very very interesting. We are glad that we went on a `live` day and everyone working at the Village that (Sunday) afternoon was excellent and very informative. I would give the Village a 10/10 for our visit and at the end of our visit we had food at the... More

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent 2 1/2 hours here touring the30+ furnished properties. Most of the furnishings were touchable. The signage were very explanatory. The details were great! The wine bottle drainage--the cowpatties in the bucket of fire starter, the toys we could play with (directions included). Enjoyed hearing about fresh meat. The butcher would fly a flag when he had just butchered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This quiet little place is in an idyllic position. The fencibles have looked after the buildings. the arts and crafts on display are delightful. Finish off with a coffee & a bite to eat at the cafe...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had read about Howick and the history attached to it and decided to include this on our itinerary whilst in Auckland. It was of particular interest as many of the soldier-settlers who became known as "Fencibles" had served in the wars for Great Britain around 1830/40. A number of retired soldiers were offered free passage and were sent to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice place, many old cottages. Some are very small and poor, some big comfortable houses, one big residence. Worth seeing, 1 hour away from downtown by bus.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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40 helpful votes 40 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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