The Historic Village

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The Historic Village
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Whether you want to buy art, attend a workshop, see a movie, get a haircut, host a meeting, get married, use a social service or get in some retail therapy from one of our boutique shops, you need to experience what is on offer here at one of Tauranga’s best kept secrets. You will find an amazing collection of original and replica buildings from early Tauranga nestled in amongst gorgeous gardens and natural bush surrounds. Seven indoor and outdoor venues are available for hire to accommodate meetings, functions and special events. The Historic Village grounds are open seven days a week and entry is free.
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mlgjs
15 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Parking was a real issue. More than half of the businesses were shut. Needs to get more historic. Many of the buildings were new, recreations. Would have appreciated knowing the history of those buildings that weren't new.
Written 13 May 2022
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155richard81
Tauranga, New Zealand578 contributions
Mar 2021
The village has some interesting buildings and church but not enough places to eat or drink coffee or buy an ice-cream.
Written 17 March 2021
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Brent N
Cambridge, New Zealand42 contributions
Oct 2020
We called in to the village market and just stayed. The village was open (free entry) and the market was fine as were the shops. We sat at the Whipped Baker cafe on the corner, listened to the old time music from 1XT, the AM radio station that broadcasts from the village, enjoyed god coffee, enormous sausage roll with really nice atmosphere and ambience. A trip down memory lane and a great place to spend a Sunday morn.
Written 31 October 2020
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Hilzr
Hokitika, New Zealand27 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
The village has been pillaged. There is nothing historic left except the shells of the buildings with overpriced boutique shops. Even Faulkner house has been stripped and filled with touristy art.
Written 6 October 2020
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Jack Evanz
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Went on a Sunday morning in January to see the market stalls. Vey few stalls with little of interest so waste of time and petrol. Overpriced junk for sale. Do yourself a favor and ignore this event, you won't be missing anything.
Written 17 July 2020
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CMJ
Tenterden, UK4 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited this whilst staying with a friend in Tauranga. We arrived at 9.45 am to find all the marked parking bays full in what appeared to be it's dedicated car park. There were however many vehicles parked outside the bays. I followed suit although parking much more tidily, not blocking anything. When we entered the village we were surprised to see it almost devoid of people which seemed odd judging by the parked cars. We returned after an hour to find a 60# parking ticket on the screen. When we spoke to a local he commented that most of the spaces were taken early by people working in nearby commercial premises & the local hospital & the wardens treated this spot as a "cash cow" for fleecing vistors so they visted regularly. I did protest but to no avail. Regarding the village, not really that much to see & most shops were closed(!!) so we would say give it a miss. Not a great advert for the NZ tourist industry. Nice coffee in the cafe though!
Written 11 March 2020
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,315 contributions
Mar 2020
Enjoyed this visit but many of the outlets were closed. Nice old chapel but we could not get inside. Good cafe
Written 9 March 2020
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davidwilliambarnes
Blackpool, UK1,408 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We took our granddaughter for a walk today in the Historic Village. First of all there was hardly anyone there, which is surprising as it is the school holidays. Secondly, a lot of shops / stores were shut. This is a great pity as the village has so much potential.
Written 20 January 2020
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djcj
Ohope, New Zealand271 contributions
Nov 2019
Detoured on our way back to Auckland from the Mount on a Tuesday morning but nothing much to see. A few niche shops and a cafe. Maybe it's better to go on a weekend.
Written 5 December 2019
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Wayne
4 contributions
Oct 2019
One thing about the Historic Village is its closeness to town and a great selection of old within the new.
Written 5 November 2019
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