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Howick Historical Village

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Address: Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 5769506
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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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Fabulous experience!

What a wonderful visit! Apart from the interesting old buildings and artifices, the most brilliant experience was to find that the names of my ancestors were inscribed on a plaque... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
SarahB1957
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful visit! Apart from the interesting old buildings and artifices, the most brilliant experience was to find that the names of my ancestors were inscribed on a plaque showing the first families of the 'Fencibles' who came over from Devon many, many years ago! Although I knew that The Oxenhams had travelled from Plymouth to New Zealand, actually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

nice place for a hours visit, have some lunch(expensive) a bit of a walk round spend more cash on total tat,went to a classic car show there it was free and well put on,

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Thank Gary M
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Howick Historical Village is great fun, and very interesting, going into all the houses from the 1850s etc is awesome and all the info on each place is fascinating. A couple of the house were closed for us but that didn't matter much as there was still loads to see, I particularly loved the school buildings. The homestead cafe was... More 

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Thank VivaLaWhatsername
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely wee place to visit which transports you back in time. Very interesting to see houses and buildings in their original state. Wee bit disappointed we couldn't see one if he houses due to filming taking place but the village was still awesome. There is also a wonderful little cafe at the entrance which is worth a visit if... More 

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Thank Dancingingotham
Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Howick is possibly the neatest suburb in Auckland and this is a charming spot. For people with young kids and families there is plenty of parks and space for walks, some swings and kids to be busy

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Thank Punit M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful reconstruction of a village from Auckland's colonial period, particularly around the 1850s. The creators have researched their subject in great depth, rendering the place extremely interesting and just a lot of fun to visit.

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Thank Helen M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't really think to history when it comes to New Zealand. However, if you like history in general, this place is quite interesting. You gonna learn about the first european settlers in the area and how they use to live. As much as possible the buildings are in their original state with stuff from the past. The friendly staff... More 

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Thank Alquedyal
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see attraction, especially when the have a live working day and everyone dressed in custom, enjoyable and worth a visit but wear flat shoes lots of walking

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Thank jillianlangslow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We visited Howick Historic Village with our grandchildren. It is well worth a visit, myself, my wife and our grandchildren aged 2 and 4 enjoyed it. There is an excellent choice of brunch and lunchtime food in the cafe.

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Thank alanweymouth
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The village is very detailed and accurate to the time period. A favourite room of mine was the children's toy room with the extravagant doll house. There's some ducks and chickens that roam free which the kids also enjoyed.

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