Welcome to a short walking tour of the main street of historic Howick. This will take around 40 minutes.
Start at the Howick Information Centre and then turn right towards the three-way corner of Picton, Cook and Selwyn Streets, and All Saints Church.
You’ll be introduced to the fascinating history of Howick – a town created in the mid 19th century by ‘The Fencibles’ , who were ‘soldier-settlers’ (and their families) brought to New Zealand to protect Auckland against possible threat from Maori during the New Zealand Wars.
Now part of greater Auckland, Howick was once a distinct rural community, with a not-always-easy connection to Auckland. A proper concrete road between the two was only built in 1931.
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There is more detailed information about the history of Howick on the accompanying STQRY app.
Click on this link to download the free STQRY app from the app store on your phone. You will be guided by on-screen prompts to do this.