Hunterville is one of those ‘what a pleasant surprise’ locations. For years one has driven straight through intent on getting to a pre-determined location as quickly as possible.

Hunterville is famous for its statue of the Huntaway, a unique Herding dog, in that it uses its voice to drive the sheep.

 The Hunterway is a highly disciplined dog that works well with sheep. The breed is also highly arrogant, and will do what it thinks best, which of course is not what the owner seeks.

Hunterville is a small town on State Highway 1 some 40k from Palmerston North. The largest main city nearby.

Hunterville was founded in 1884 by a merchant named George Hunter. It straddles the state highway as well as the main trunk railway

Hunterville is an old town, but was central to providing goods and services to the rural community nearby. In the early days the area was a heavily forested region that took a lot of hard work to develop the now successful farms.There are two delightful churches in Hunterville, a high profile War Memorial and a Museum.

The Argyle Hotel is a great example of hotel design and structure of the era.

Hunterville is community proud town, and is a must visit to enjoy the town and surrounds.



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