About Huntly

  • Huntly is a small town on the main trunk railway line between Auckland & Hamilton. It is central to many tourist attractions in the Waikato region, and offers accommodation, shopping and easy access to the main highway roads.

    Things to do in Huntly

    There are so many things to do and fun activities in our region for you and your family to be part of. A five minute drive takes you to the coalfields museum, where you can learn about our towns mining history, or why not take a train ride on the pukemiro steam train. During the summer months Huntly speedway offers a great Saturday night out.

    Candyland is very popular with the children! Take part in one of their shows and make your own candy.

    Also you can stop and spend a day at Waingaro Hot Springs where they have bumper boats, hydro slides, and trampolines together with an animal park. For those who like the outdoors, our area boasts lots of beautiful walkways. Or take a walk around Lake Hakanoa and check out the green Cathedral. This walk takes around 1 hour and is quite flat, so its great for children & pushchairs etc. Try the Waikato riverside, where fishing can be very rewarding with large carp some up to 1 meter in length.

    You can also hike the Hakarimatas. Complete with suspension bridge, this area is ideal for picnics and paddling. This is also very good for children. For something more challenging try the Taupiri mountain walkway. This walk takes about 1.5 hours. The track is well maintained and well marked with rest stops on the way up.

    If you are into water sports Weavers lake is a great place to go water skiing or biscuiting. For those who don’t mind travelling a little further, visit the Nikau Cave. This is well worth a visit with its stunning cave formations and gloworms.

    The above text was supplied by the Essex Arms Huntly

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