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Howick Historical Village

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Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-576 9506
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Quiet day in the village

We spent a couple of hours in the afternoon during school holidays. It was surprisingly quiet but... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ian_Lyuba
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Auckland, New Zealand
Great

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

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Sandra Q
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Sydney, Australia
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Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.
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Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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+64 9-576 9506
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"step back in time"
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"early settlers"
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"period costume"
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"living history"
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"dress up"
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"new zealand"
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"excellent cafe"
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"nz history"
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"local history"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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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
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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.

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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
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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

Thank Colin C
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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

Thank TOM-C--LIVERPOOL
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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

Thank Renata Alexandr... G
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

"Popped in" for a couple of hours on a hot Sunday afternoon and had a very interesting and informative couple of hours. A self-guided tour with the aid of a detailed map provided at reception whetted the appetite to return on a working day (once...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Have been trying to get myself there for ages and finally did it. The voluntary efforts have been great so don't whinge at the entry price. Get around all the houses you can, especially that of Owen Lynch (my ancestor). The guides are helpful and...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I expected it to be a working place with period costume etc but it is only like that one Sunday a month i wasn't impressed .

Thank rachtrex
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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
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