Over 10,000 call Huntly ‘home’ (10,176 – Census 2018), 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.