Itinerary - a Glimpse into the Past

Experience a glimpse into the past ...

A few areas bear specific witness to the historical significance of the region, particularly the Howick Village.  Many buildings through the Howick Village have plaques commemorating their significance. Take a historical walk down Picton Street and Selwyn Street to the beach where European Settlers, known as the Fencibles, arrived in 1847.  

The Howick Historical Village, a local gem and top attraction, is set in Lloyd Elsmore Park and has been created to accurately depict life in the mid to late 1800s.  Other historic buildings can still be found through the region with some large family homesteads now used commercially. 

Musick Point, of strategic significance, was originally home to local Maori, and is now home to an attractive art deco building, part of the radio network used for communication through war and peace.  Pigeon Mountain, one of Auckland’s many volcanic cones, was originally a Maori Pa which later was quarried for road building.  A Maori meeting house, Te Whare o Matariki is in the Howick Garden of Memories, which commemorates the goodwill between local Maori and the European settlers.

With more recent immigrants arriving from the East our region is home to the unique Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple.  As you travel through the region you can see other original Anglican Churches often located on high ground.  Small villages at Whitford and Clevedon are typical of rural New Zealand.

Local historian Morrin

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