Bulls is a busy highway junction between Wanganui, Palmerston Nth and the main north/south highway. A lot of traffic passes through Bulls.

Bulls is also a town that services an active and relatively prosperous rural community. That said Bulls’ as is the case with small rural communities that are close to ‘major’ cities struggles to keep up with the aspirational needs of the resident citizens.

The name of Bulls for this town comes from…..The town is named after James Bull, who founded the town and owned the first general store there. The town was originally called Bull Town, but this was changed to Clifton and then renamed back to Bulls at the urging of Sir William Fox, whose own name is cemented at Foxton.

Many of the aircrew from the nearby Royal New Zealand Air Force base at Ohakea lives in Bulls.  

Recent marketing makes puns with the name, for example "New Zealand gets its milk from Bulls". Observers may consider the results "commenda-bull" or "horri-bull".

The Bulls War Memorial is located on the Marton exit.

The Bulls Anglican Church is traditional early century. The Catholic Church is of the modern vintage.

The Bulls Museum is on the Marton arm exiting the town and is open every day.

The Bulls two hotels are classic country pubs.

Bulls are a nice place and the traveler should take time to enjoy the ‘Bulls mania’. This nonsense gives Bulls a delightful and comical identity.


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course