WOODVILLE

Woodville is the ‘wind farm’ capital of New Zealand. There is no doubt the electric turbines that follow the ridge above Woodville is compelling. An eyesore to behold. To some though an engineering feat that has to address the potential electricity shortfall NZ may have to confront.

A growing tourist attraction, the turbines can be seen for miles around. Woodville now uses this fact as part of it promotion. However many people consider the windmills to be an eyesore and believe they are detrimental to the environmental landscape, seen as far away as Palmerston North.

Woodville is at the junction of State Highway 2 and highway xx.

Woodville is a quirky town that clearly looking for a difference on how the township presents to travelers and tourists. The Woodville worldwide directional sign gives an insight to that humour.

Very little light industry has survived into the 21st century, and the local agricultural community is supported from Palmerston North, Pahiatua or Dannevirke.

Woodville continues to host a successful horse-racing, rearing and training industry, based at the Woodville & Pahiatua Jockey Club's track on the north-east of the town.

The Anglican Church is in a great setting.

There is museum that opens on request or at weekends.

The Hotel is a grand structure, and the War Memorials are located in a spacious park.

Woodville is a struggling community, but with only a short visit one senses a better future.

 

 

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