From the summit it is easy to understand why Stockade Hill has been a key landmark and lookout across the ages. Following the arrival of the British settler soldiers (known as the Fencibles) in 1846 and with a perceived threat of attack by Maori tribes, a Stockade was built here with the surrounding trenches still clearly visible. Although never needed for its original purpose, it was used during the German Measles epidemic in 1854 providing a hospital and isolation area for those affected.
Sited at the north end of Howick Village there are many points of interest including historical information boards on the south slope. The WWI War Memorial is suitable sited in the centre of the Stockade.
Howick Village, only a brief stroll down the hill, has a selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs, and an array of boutiques to satisfy any refreshment or shopping cravings, and more.
30 Minutes at the site would be sufficient to enjoy the views and information boards. With much more to experience close by you could happily spend a few hours so take your time, explore more and enjoy it all.
Location Te wāhi
Stockade Hill Howick Auckland 2014 New ZealandPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Approx 40 minutes from Auckland City Centre by car with plenty of roadside parking around the site and a stone’s throw away from picturesque Howick Village.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
The view across the scenic Gulf to Waiheke takes your breath away. Love the view and then stroll into Howick Village and enjoy this quaint location, its history, cafes and boutique shopping.