Howick Historical Village, Auckland
(4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. See Howick Historical Village and all Auckland has to offer by arranging your trip with our Auckland trip builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • We loved the Howick Historical Village, Auckland's open air Museum. We stopped here on our way to the Coromandel in mid-November. The Village offers a step back in time with over 30 authentic building...  more »
  • We have been to a number of these colonial-era open-air museums in Australia and the US and this is as good as any of them. The docent provided us with an excellent introduction and we spent a happy h...  more »
  • It's a pity that this historical village is not featured in most brochures or travel guides. We were lucky that we chanced upon a review on Tripadvisor and decided to do a detour on our way to the air...  more »
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  • Visited few years ago but just realized today I can actually comment on this platform narrating my personal experience. This place is interesting enough to look around for a good few hours and experience many intriguing old things. However were not impressed by BOTH the manners of [a senior female staff at reception who dealt with me before my entry] and [a senior man doing the demonstration in the blacksmith workshop]. To be precise the lady was impatient and somewhat hasty in processing my ticket and the gentleman was really not very keen on answering my queries about what he was making, either.This place could have had 5 stars for all the interesting shows if the people working there were a bit friendlier and warmer and more welcoming towards ALL visitors. (Sorry to upset but I must express clearly my brutally honest opinion to be 100% true to myself and it is sad that for some people race still comes first in determining how to treat a person/customer.) Please bear in mind we did pay a price to get in. Thank you for your time reading.
  • Amazing experience here - great insight into the history and getting right into it and feeling what it was like. The kids (2 and 5) loved it too! :)
  • We really had a great day here, it was like stepping back in time to how life was for the early settlers. It is worth more than one visit. We also enjoyed having lunch in the cafe attached to the place.
  • Very interesting, been there on a rainy day when no one was around, an amazing experience.
  • Its like going back into New Zealands history.Wonderful experience.Been a few times now.Will be going back again.