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.
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 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 – on every Saturday!
Get it fresh, find it first only at the Howick Village Market, Every Saturday 8.00am – 12.30pm
There is no better start to a weekend than to meander among the quality stalls laid out like a traditional bazaar in and around the Information Centre at 91 Picton Street. The air is full of the most tempting food aromas, there’s always a free tasting of one thing or another, and the friendly and affable stallholders have a gentle banter that suits the pace of a leisurely Saturday morning.
The food stalls represent a wide variety of cuisines while the woodcrafts, jewellery, garden adornments, roses, lavender soaps and creams, woollens and other hand-crafted products are all of the highest quality.