Howick Historical Village, Auckland

4.4
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.
Create an itinerary including Howick Historical Village
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Howick Historical Village Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
304 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Meet the Fencibles - early buildings, stories and pictures of life in the early days of Auckland - all told from the perspective of European immigrants (mostly Scotland). Well presented in a quiet loc...  more »
  • This lovely village ticked so amny boxes for my hubbie and I we landed on a day in the month when many volunteers were showcasing the various life activities undertaken in the past and had some specia...  more »
Google
  • 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.
Places to stay near Howick Historical Village

Plan your trip to Auckland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Auckland

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Auckland

View all >
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
3.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Auckland

3.1
Duration: 8​h
4.5
Duration: 4​h

Fun & Games in Auckland

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 30​min

Hidden gems in Auckland

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 3​h

Nearby attractions in Auckland

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 8​h