A taste of history in Howick

A word from Dick Quax and Sharon Stewart

Publish Date : 22 Apr 2016

We are immensely proud of the important part that the Howick Historical Village plays in telling the early history of European settlement in the Howick area.

Set in seven acres of heritage gardens, this is one of the most extensive collections of early colonial buildings and artefacts in New Zealand.

It includes a raupo cottage, a sod cottage, schools, fencible cottages and homesteads, a church, a pub, a courthouse, a forge and a general store.

Every third Sunday of the month from 10am to 4pm, the village becomes a living museum, with costumed villagers going about their day-to-day life in the 19th century.

Horse and cart rides, colonial dancing, cooking over open fires and more. No booking required.

Find out more about the Howick Historical Village



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