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Howick Historical Village

Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-576 9506
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Best family day out in ages

Can't believe I have lived in Auckland for years and never been here. Visited today with hubby and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wexnz
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United Kingdom
via mobile
A glimpse into New Zealand's past

This recreated village is a short drive ouitside of Auckland. To get to it might be a little bit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
peterringier
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Strengelbach, Switzerland
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Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“live days” (10 reviews)
“early settlers” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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+64 9-576 9506
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can't believe I have lived in Auckland for years and never been here. Visited today with hubby and 2 kids (6 and 5) and granddad and we all loved it. It was so interesting and the kids learned so much. They loved looking at the...More

Thank wexnz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This recreated village is a short drive ouitside of Auckland. To get to it might be a little bit tricky if, as in our case, the stated address and the GPS sytem had a small hickup. Nevertheles once you are there you get a pretty...More

Thank peterringier
Reviewed 3 September 2017

A wonderful exhibition of early Auckland and very similar al displays in Australia, The story of the "Fencibles" is very interesting and is totally different to Australia. Helpful staff and great history. Find the real ive rabbit in the garden!

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 31 August 2017

we went as it wasnt far to travell,we went with friends its alovely place and the people friendly and explain how things were done they were dressed up in costumes.If going Id look up when they have everything working as it helps to get in...More

Thank sonia125
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Understand the early English settlers in New Zealand, their early grocery store, school, huts and comfortable homes. An early mill is also part of the attraction.

Thank richkams
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Best museum in Auckland. Takes you back in time and lets you experience what life was like back then. Hard to imagine living like that and yet they were so resourceful. Volunteer staff were friendly and attentive, their enthusiasm for their roles brings the place...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The sun was shining and the Howick Historical Village shone. It was a school day so there were a few school groups but the staff kept them entertained playing old games. So I was able to explore this amazing place in relative quiet. Great attention...More

Thank Brenss
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Even if New Zealand history is not so long than the european one, european came far away from home after an endless trip and settled there. A very good way to know their way of life, their buildings, schools, church... and the live day is...More

Thank Angelique V
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is an excellent example of life in early Auckland. The buildings are authentic and are very well maintained as are the gardens and surrounds. It is not expensive and there is an excellent cafe at the entrance to the village. Tip if the village...More

Thank JasKiwi
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I had personal reasons for wanting to visit the village as my great great great grandfathers cottage is located there. I contacted the staff before I flew to NZ and they were very helpful and welcoming even before I arrived. Once we got there Alan...More

Thank felicia_f29
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Mike U
20 December 2015|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either as we were on a self-drive holiday but the "I site" in Auckland ( down on the harbour) would be able to advise you, they are fantastic sites all around NZ to help with this sort of enquiry and tours... More
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TooManyKidsNotEnough
16 March 2015|
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Response from jeanmanning | Reviewed this property |
The villiage is open every day but better to go on the weekends when there is more activity. The best accommodation is Halfmoon bay Marina which is a short drive away but also 5 minutes walk to the ferry terminal where you... More
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