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Walk, talk and eat!
Howick Village is one of the best kept secrets in Auckland! Home to a wide array of cafes, restaurants, local artists and boutiques, Howick also has a fascinating history. Come and enjoy a walk through the area with a professional guide. This event also includes morning tea and a delicious lunch at a local eatery. Thanks to the generous support of the Local Activation Fund Programme*, this experience is FREE!
Starting at the World War I memorial at the top of Stockade Hill, we’ll enjoy stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf before exploring picturesque Howick Village and some of the beautiful residential streets that surround it.
First settled by Ngai Tai ki Tamaki, the area later became home to one of Auckland’s Fencible communities sent by the British to defend Auckland city from an invasion that never came.
Over the years, Howick has developed into a thriving community with many artists and business owners calling this area home, some of whom we’ll meet during our walk.
We’ll finish the walk with a seated lunch at one of the local eateries in Howick Village. Thanks to the generous support of the Local Activation Fund Programme* this event is completely free for you and your friends to enjoy.
This 3-hr group tour is hosted by a professional local guide with a passion for creative communities and local history.
A ‘must do’ experience in Auckland this June! Numbers are strictly limited so book today to avoid disappointment.
Event date: Thursday 9th June
Start time: 10am
Event duration: 3hrs
Meet point: WW1 Memorial, top of Stockade Hill, Howick.
End point: Picton Street, Howick Village.
Getting there: trains and buses frequently run to Panmure transport centre, with buses linking through to Howick. Bicycles and e-bikes can be taken on Auckland trains. Search online for the best public transport routes. Otherwise, there is plenty of free public parking on the streets surrounding Stockade Hill.
Includes – professional guide, morning tea and lunch at one of the fabulous eateries in Howick Village.
Excludes – beverages at lunch. A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for you to purchase at your own cost.
In case of poor weather, we will contact you with an alternative rain date.
*Discover Howick Village is supported by the Local Activation Fund Programme administered by Auckland Unlimited on behalf of the New Zealand Government.
Thanks also to East Auckland Tourism for their assistance in helping to deliver this event.