In and around Howick visitors discover why so many people have made the area their home. It’s a great place to live and a great place to visit.
From the quaint village shopping area to the tranquil eastern beaches, you’ll find peaceful and rich surroundings that encompass real charm of New Zealand life.
There is a genuine community feel, where real locals linger over a coffee or wine. The Saturday morning market is a hive of activity where you find New Zealand made arts and crafts, and stock the cupboards or the campervan with fresh produce and artisan foods.
The surrounding bush walks and beaches provide a new view each time you visit.
If sport and recreation is your thing, lap up the stunning fishing grounds around the Hauraki Gulf, catch the sailing action at local yacht clubs or see Kiwi kids on the sports grounds throughout the weekends. You may see the next All Black legend in the making.
Plan your trip now or gather your friends for one of many group tours.
Howick Village offers a refreshing change from malls and large format shopping. You’ll discover over 100 specialty owner-operator stores, offering personalised friendly service, in a warm village atmosphere.
The ardent shopper will be delighted with the mix of stores, finding fashion, home decor, art and crafts, jewellery, toys, florists, books and much more. There’s something for everyone, all within an easy stroll from handy free parking or regular transport.
An eclectic array of cafés and restaurants offer fresh New Zealand cuisine with the emphasis on relaxed casual dining. Whether it’s coffee and freshly baked muffins or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with seafood, you’ll find it in the Village.
A tantalising mix of ethnic cafés including Thai, Indian, Chinese, Turkish, Creole, Korean and Italian gives you a world of dining experience. Or you can just enjoy a glass of wine and a wood fired pizza and watch the world go by.
Whether you have friends and family in Howick, or don’t know anyone in the area, Howick is a great place to stay – and if you haven’t got friends when you arrive, you’ll have some by the time you leave!
Howick is a friendly, laid-back town… and there are plenty of places to stay… from formal luxury, motels, to welcoming bed and breakfast accommodation.
Howick has a wide range of experienced, long standing professionals. Many of these services have been based in Howick for many years, with a passion for their community, and the boast of many loyal customers.
Howick is full of great groups, organisations and local facilities, which offer a wide range of courses for you.
The Howick Library and the neighbouring Uxbridge Centre are facilities which are not to be missed.
Schools and Kindergartens
Howick has many pre-school facilities and schools. Howick boasts a number of large, high decile primary schools providing quality education for the younger children. Our high schools are also rated among the finest public schools in the country.
Visit the Howick Markets – Every Saturday!
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