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, antiques, home decor, art & 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.
Most shops in Howick are open 6 or 7 days a week.
An eclectic array of cafés and restaurants offer fresh New Zealand cuisine with the emphasis on relaxed casual dining. Whether it's coffee & 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 & 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 & 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 & Kindergartens
Howick has many pre-school facilities, and schools. Howick boasts the largest Primary School in New Zealand - Owairoa Primary, which is popular with overseas' students, as well as Cockle Bay Primary, which has been rated as one of the top school in New Zealand. Our High Schools are also rated among the finest public schools in the country.