Enjoy a scenic walk, beautiful tidal beaches and a slice of 19th century history in this charming East Auckland suburb.

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It’s easy to see why Howick has long been home to the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki iwi. Howick’s Māori name, Owairoa, refers to the ‘long waters’ that can viewed from Stockade Hill. These waters, sheltered by the harbour, offered a rich ecosystem with plentiful seafood, birdlife and even moa. Māori have resided here for more than a millennium at several 1000 years with several pā one at Waipaparoa-Howick Beach, which was destroyed around 1650.