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.
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.
This 2-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 Heritage Festival! Numbers are strictly limited so book today to avoid disappointment. This special rate is only available during the Heritage Festival 2023.
Event date: Wednesday 27th September 2023
Start time: 11am
Event duration: 2hrs
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.
Cost: $5 per person
Includes – professional guide.
Excludes – food & beverages.
In case of very heavy rain, we will contact you with alternative rain date.
Thanks also to East Auckland Tourism for their assistance in helping to deliver this event.