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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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Really interesting early history of settling in New Zealand. Original buildings from the 1800's reconstructed in a village setting include a variety of dwellings as well as... read more

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

Really interesting early history of settling in New Zealand. Original buildings from the 1800's reconstructed in a village setting include a variety of dwellings as well as schools, church and courthouse. Great fun to stroll around, most buildings accessible, enabling the visitors to really engage in the atmosphere. Friendly and informative staff keen to share information and answer questions. A... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 16, 2016 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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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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