HUNTLY

Huntly is a growing town 90kms south of Auckland on state highway one that for a growing number is a commute to Auckland. The population of Huntly approaches 8,000 people.

 It is situated on the North Island Main Trunk Railway and straddles the Waikato River.

 Huntly is and has been a mining town that to this day remains active. Huntly is also a key generator of electricity for the region.

The Huntly museum is worth a good look over. The museum covers in depth the history of the coal mines and the mining disasters that have occurred.

Huntly is a working class town is proud of that heritage.

The ‘old’ buildings in Huntly are well preserved.

Huntly is a town that deserves a good look over.

When migrants settled the town sometime in the 1850’s and the Huntly name was adopted in the 1870s when the postmaster named it after Huntly; Aberdeenshire in Scotland He used an old 'Huntley Lodge' stamp to stamp mail from the early European settlement.

 

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