Walking & Cycling

Howick : Howick's Heritage App : Howick Main Street Stroll

Howick’s Heritage walking tours app (updated October 2019)


Howick’s Heritage is an interactive walking app that allows users to discover the area through a series of walks – the Main Street Stroll, Tamaki River Tour and the Bucklands Beach Loop.

The updated app provides information about the route, historic images, interactive maps and audio commentary about interesting sites along the way.

Download the app in the Apple Store or Google Play to get an introduction to the area’s history – all you need to do is search for “Howick’s Heritage”. 

A short walking tour of the main street, starting at the Information Centre and introducing you to the rich history of Howick – a town created in the mid-19th century by The Fencibles, soldier-settlers and their families, who arrived to protect Auckland during the New Zealand Wars.

The walk takes in the history of Picton Street and explores nearby landmarks such as All Saints Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea Church and Stockade Hill.



40-60 minutes


1 kilometre one way

Heritage App Map Main Street Stroll





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