Howick Historical Village, Auckland

(4.3/5 based on 240+ 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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  • The village of Howick is very charming, with Centennial and constructions that tell a little of the history of the place. Very nice ride. Of breaks you have a wonderful view of the beach of Howick, with its calm waters and warm.
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  • They have collected a number of houses and buildings appropriate to the time when the first European settlers arrived in the area in the mid 19th century. The cost of admission was reasonable and ther...  more »
  • About 30 minutes by car from Auckland, visit of a very pretty village typical and well preserved of the 1800s. Entry $ 16, 12 for the + 65 home charming and in costume time, guide in French. In an hour you will have made the turn, and with visit houses once, to plunge into the atmosphere and the lifestyle of the time. Open 10: 00 / 4: 00. To do! "" Possibility of on-site dining at the "Homestead coffee" from 9:00 to 16:00 except Monday.
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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.