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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  • It's about a 20 min drive from downtown and cost $12 to get in and free parking. The village has historians and is a real working farm. You get to explore the house on your own. Last entry at 4pm. 
  • Place on fascinating to urban dwellers probably will be more exciting than to rural because the latter still live in such houses and especially something interesting there can not see. Of course on the part of those who come from another country, it is of interest, because roughly want to know and how they got there in the countryside was. Frankly in much the same way as on the same watering holes, the same design of stairs, the same equipment and furniture for the kitchen and home.
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  • We visited this place recently, and was just so taken with the authenticity of all the 20 or so houses, cottages, tents and other early dwellings that were used in the early days of settlement in the ...  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.