The view down the main street of Huntly

Nearly 7,000 call Huntly ‘home’ (6,954 – Census March 2013), which isn’t surprising given it provides a great small town lifestyle with easy travel to the ‘big cities’. The Waikato Expressway runs through Huntly, connecting it to Hamilton 32 kilometres to the south and Auckland which is just over an hour away. The main trunk railway line running through the town also provides another connection for people and freight. The Huntly Power Station is a distinctive landmark alongside the Waikato River, visible from many parts of the town and beyond.

Huntly is next to Waikato River and it has several lakes and parks with picturesque walkways, all surrounded by rich farmland. Strong on sport, the area is also rich in history, particularly in relation to Maaori and to its coal mining industry.

Amenities and services

Here’s a summary of what you’ll find in Huntly:.

  • Broadband available
  • Huntly Library
  • Six churches
  • Memorial Hall
  • Sports clubs and venues
  • Huntly bus services (town and inter-regional)
  • Three medical centres, one dentist
  • Elderly care – Kimihia Resthome and hospital
  • Close to Waikato Hospital (in Hamilton)
  • Local governance via the Waikato District Council and the Huntly Community Board.

Education

The Huntly area has a number of educational facilities, ranging from playcentres (2), kindergartens (2) and primary schools catering to intermediate level, years 1 to 8 (7), with one secondary school, Huntly College, (Years 9 to 13).

There is also a full Maaori immersion school for new entrants through to Year 13.

More about Huntly and the Waikato district

  • Open Waikato website – Huntly factsheet.
  • Facebook  – Huntly Community Board – search for ‘huntlycb’.
  • Huntly bus timetables – BUSIT! 
    (‘Huntly internal service’; plus ‘Northern Connector’ and ‘Hamilton - Te Kauwhata - Meremere - Pukekohe’ routes).

The Open Waikato website also has a wealth of background information on the Waikato district, whether you're building or developing here; thinking of moving here; or wanting to know about businesses, industry, current projects and developments, case studies, demographics, land values, migration, population and other future projections for the district or a specific area within it.

Take a quick tour with Mayor Allan Sanson as he explains why you should visit, live and invest in the Waikato district. 

Find out more about iwi in our district and  land and property including planning, development, resource consents and building consents.

See our District Plan and  Waikato district ward maps - and use our Maps Online tool - to find out more about the Waikato district.

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