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A Wonderful Step Back in Time

You actually feel like you have stepped through a door in to another time with chickens running... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Great school trip with lots to see and do

Went on a school visit with primary aged children who all had a fabulous time. Dress up and get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hannah H
Auckland, NZ
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Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.
Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-576 9506
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You actually feel like you have stepped through a door in to another time with chickens running free, staff dressed in period clothing and the layout of the buildings.

Thank themanaks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a school visit with primary aged children who all had a fabulous time. Dress up and get involved

Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed lesson in Victorian school. Amazing activity not only for kids but for parents too. Nice place for family weekend.

Thank Anastasya D
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We spent a couple of hours in the afternoon during school holidays. It was surprisingly quiet but very interesting and not being crowded it was possible to check the areas out in detail. If you want to learn more I would advise going on one...More

Thank Ian_Lyuba
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great to see the history of the fencilbles and Howick Village and how people lived in the early days

Thank Sandra Q
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I really liked going back in time and had a great coffee and cake after.... but we had young children with us and an old Auntie that found it hard to walk and the children found it a little boring.

Thank skymoonstar
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Enjoyed wandering around the buildings - seeing how things were many years ago. A beautiful little Church compliments the whole village. Lots of interesting reading and information on the buildings and people who used to occupy them. Loved this place and will go back again.

Thank Kej5
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My Grandparents lived in Howick my whole growing up life. I was christened in the Presbyterian church in Howick on Xmas day 1956 which dates me pretty well. I am biased towards Howick I am not to proud to say. It is definitely worth a...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We stumbled across this place almost by accident but were very glad that we did. Everything about the place was enjoyable and it is such an important part of NZ history. The people were super friendly; the food and drink in the cafe were delicious...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Definitely a highlight of our holiday! I love this place so much, every time I go I feel as though there is more to see and discover. The vibe is incredible, we even heard some footsteps in the roof area that was roped off! Our...More

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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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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