Howick Historical Village, Auckland

4.5
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Explore Auckland's past at Howick Historical Village, a recreated colonial village featuring houses and cottages brought from the surrounding suburb of Howick. Wander the living-history museum and heritage gardens to see 30 original buildings, including a school, church, and general store. The onsite cafe offers rustic home cooking. Check online for the "live day" events, when the whole village comes alive with costumed villagers, demonstrations, and family-oriented activities. A visit to Howick Historical Village represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Auckland trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Spent a morning here, started at the Heritage Cafe adjacent to the site , good coffee. The village is a conglomeration of a number of houses and huts , plus village activities of early Howick , these....  more »
  • This is a really lovely place to spend an hour or so with things to engage people of all ages; we couldn't get the children out of the toy museum.  more »
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  • Neat place and great history but my sister spent ages finding the dragons to find that they had already closed. She was pretty disappointed So it would have been great if they had told us the time to be back by. Also the Japanese guidebooks were all wrong the numbers and the names didn’t match and we got really confused. Overall would recommend but need to fix their service.
  • This historical village was quite nicely maintained. Although some features were unavailable, the setting of the village was interesting and intriguing. There are nice historical facts to know about the Maori people and the early settlers which was supported with olden day activities such as horse shoe throwing and attending a school. The concept is great! It would have been good to have a few seats here and there for those who cannot walk for a while. Certainly takes a good 1 hour to go through everything quickly.

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