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Huntly & Surrounds

Huntly Town & Surrounds

The beauty of the North Waikato goes far beyond the rolling green hills and stimulates all the senses. Fresh clean air to breathe, delectable regional delights to tempt your taste buds and the tranquil sounds of nature, and above all room to build a future.


Huntly, in the heart of the North Waikato, has everything you could ask for with location, numerous education options, warm community spirit, sporting and leisure activities, employment opportunities and first class health services. We have a Community Board and District Council who are committed to development of the town, already evident in the upgrading of Main Street, Garden Place, BNZ Place and children's playgrounds around the town, not to mention larger projects in the pipeline.



Situated between Auckland and Hamilton, Huntly is in the unique position of being the first major town when travelling between these two cities. With the four lane expressway between Mercer and Huntly completed it is easily accessible for those wishing to commute to work, an option more and more Auckland families are taking up, and for those who are travelling south for business or pleasure. Planning is also in place for the expressway to continue through to Cambridge.


Huntly has everything you could ask for in the way of education facilities. Starting with a crèche offering full time care and moving on to preschool, primary and secondary schools and Te Wananga O Aotearoa (University - Huntly Campus). All facilities offer quality education and modern, well resourced environments.


Sports & Leisure Facilities

Huntly offers a diverse range of clubs, sports and leisure facilities (see Services & Activities page).

The Aquatic Trust development of the Huntly Pools involved converting the outdoor pool it to a heated pool complex including fully enclosing the pool with a roof, new changing and seating facilities. This wonderful complex is used by many groups from the very young to our more senior residents.

Lakes Hakanoa and Waahi, offer sailing, jetskiing and windsurfing. Lake Hakanoa also has a walkway, opened by Sir David Bellamy, which goes right around the lake for an easy, enjoyable walk for all age groups featuring themed gardens as well as a Green Cathedral.

Lake Puketerini, a former open cast mine has been transformed into a recreational facility which could be used for water-skiing, sailboarding, rowing, dragon boat racing, canoeing, fishing, diving and swimming. Already available are the tracks around the lake for walking, running and mountain biking. The old Huntly Railway Station is also on site and currently being restored in readiness for the move of the Huntly Museum to this new location.


Health Services

For a town of it’s size (approximately 7,000 population), Huntly is extremely well resourced for health services. There are doctors, dentists, a birthcare unit, resthome, physiotherapist and diabetic clinic to name but a few. The town is also serviced by the Waikato District Health Board with mobile ear clinic visiting each school term and visiting dental clinic which spends time at each of the schools.


Employment Opportunities

Our community has some large employers such as Solid Energy, the Huntly Power Station, Quality Bakers, Countdown as well as retail and trade.  However with our close proximity to State Highway One, it is not unusual for people to take advantage of the local affordable house prices and continue to commute to larger centres such as Auckland or Hamilton for work.