Huntly has a loyal population and enjoys a rich history. It’s where people say “it’s a place you may leave... but you’ll always come back.”
There is good reason to be based in Huntly. Its location, just an hour’s drive from central Auckland and 30 minutes from Hamilton, makes it the perfect base for those wanting a small town lifestyle, with big city amenities. It lies adjacent to the spectacular Waikato River and boasts several lakes and parks with picturesque walkways, all surrounded by rich farmland.
It has a very strong sporting history and is particularly strong in rugby league. There are several league clubs in the area and a number of famous international players began their careers in Huntly.
New Zealand’s largest thermal power station is located in Huntly, on the banks of the Waikato River. The area has a long history of coal mining. Both open cast and underground mines have operated in Huntly providing valuable employment and economic input. Much of the
coal is shipped to New Zealand Steel at Glenbrook in Auckland.
The Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway is due for completion
in 2020. The 15km stretch of road will bypass the town and make residential options even more favourable with heavy truck and transport occurring outside of the town boundaries. The Waikato Expressway will connect to Taupiri, improving safety and travel times for commuting resident.