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Beautiful .interesting and historical

It was great I loved every minute I have been to Auckland a few times didnt even know this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
missy b
Even on a cold, rainy day, It was very enjoyable

It was cold and raining, but yet we spend over an hour visiting every single house, shack and tent... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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 4 weeks ago

It was great I loved every minute I have been to Auckland a few times didnt even know this place existed - so interesting Ty for a lovely day

1  Thank missy b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was cold and raining, but yet we spend over an hour visiting every single house, shack and tent and took many photos. It is wonderful reading and visiting a part of New Zealand history. Too bad it was raining and there were no other...More

1  Thank TKW888
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is an opportunity to go back in time and get a feel for life in this part of Auckland, a few generations back.

1  Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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.

1  Thank themanaks
Reviewed 12 July 2018

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

1  Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

1  Thank AnastasyaD20
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

1  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 SandraQ106
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.

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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
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