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“Why bother” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Historic Village on 17th

Historic Village on 17th
Auckland, New Zealand
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252 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Why bother”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

We visited on a long weekend Sunday. The place was dead. There looked like a lot of potential but NOTHING was open. Even the church was locked up tight. What a waste of resources

Visited June 2014
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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255 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Needs more heritage”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

The historic village is good for preserving old buildings. It does not have many history exhibits or other attractions. It is mostly used as offices for community groups. This area is vastly under-utilized.

Visited April 2014
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

An interesting and different place to visit! Lots of colour & a step back in time.Very friendly locals there.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Sandy S
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great collection of old buildings but not a pioneer village where you get to see inside them.It as almost like the council are trying to hide a lot of community groups away from the public eye.

Visited February 2014
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england
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103 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A bit of an odd place, but still interesting and worth a visit if you have plenty of time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is an odd collection of oldish buildings (and reproductions) that have been placed in an area outside of the main town of Tauranga. If they had been all retail units or work-shops it could have been an interesting “out of town shopping experience”, but they aren’t. Most are not open or used for anything touristy, they are offices for organisations and charities. So having got there (I caught a bus from Mount Maunganui, but it didn’t take me all the way), I then had to find somewhere else to eat – no café on site. It has potential and could be such an asset to the retail community, but seems to be an unfinished project (or part of a half baked plan), especially with no public transport links or proper advertising. Besides the buildings themselves there is a nice bush walk around the “village” and some old vehicles for the children to climb on, but little else (although I think there was a skate park at the end of the road). When I was there I saw maybe 12 others, so not crowded and this could be why it has had so few reviews!

Visited January 2014
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