Huntly is a small town situated on the Waikato River, on the road between Auckland and Hamilton
Huntly, Hamilton - Waikato

By Hamilton & Waikato Tourism


The coal town of Huntly makes an interesting stop between Auckland and Hamilton. The area's mining history is on display at the local museum.

Huntly is the site of a massive coal-fired power station. It is also a major source of coal – the open cast coal mine produces around 10,000 tonnes a day.

Coal was first discovered here in 1842 by a local reverend. In the 1860s, one of the seams was opened up to provide coal for the river boats using the Waikato River. At the town’s coalfields museum you can learn about the history of mining in the region, including the inevitable disasters.

There are several farm stays in the area along with several great walking trails including the Hakarimata Walkway, which features kauri trees, streams and waterfalls. It has become known as a fitness challenge because of the 'never-ending stairway' which reaches to the summit.

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Awaroa Vineyard Cottage - Accommodation in Naike New Zealand
10.00 4 Reviews
Want to escape the city for a weekend and experience a vineyard not too far away - come and find our hidden gem or perhaps you are arriving after a long flight or wanting somewhere to unwind before you depart - we are 1 hour from Auckland airport. Try our self-contained two-bedroom vine... (more)
Chestnut Ridge Farmstay B&B - Accommodation in Te Kauwhata New Zealand
9.60 5 Reviews
Te Kauwhata
A quiet piece of rural New Zealand, Chestnut Ridge Farmstay B&B has large gardens and, being on a ridge, has extensive views over the gardens, orchard, farmland, Whangamarino Wetlands, Lake Waikare, surrounding hills and Te Kauwhata village.Our 6 ha farm/orchard has around 350 mature chest... (more)
Essex Arms - Accommodation in Huntly New Zealand
7.80 63 Reviews
huntly, Huntly
Located on the banks of the Waikato River, Essex Arms features a bar, a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. It offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and satellite channels. Free parking is available on site.Essex Arms Huntly is 5 minutes’ drive from Lake Hakanoa and Huntly College. Lake Waah... (more)
Lake Hakanoa Huntly Motor Caravan Park - Accommodation in Huntly New Zealand
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15 tent sites, 42 power sites, 4 onsite caravans, 3 cabins. On the shores of Lake Hakanoa, 80km south of Auckland International Airport, 30km north of Hamilton on State Highway 1. Park amenities include: communal kitchen and fridge, dining room, laundry, toilet/shower facilities, coach/boa... (more)
Manor Views NZ - Accommodation in Huntly New Zealand
9.10 21 Reviews
Waterview Heights, Huntly
Manor Views New Zealand offers 4.5-star self-contained suites, only 5 minutes’ walk from Huntly town centre. Many rooms have a double spa bath and most offer views of Lake Hakanoa and Lake Waahi.Each room features heating, ceiling fans and satellite TV. There is a refrigerator and tea/coff... (more)
Mercer Backpackers - Accommodation in Mangatawhiri New Zealand
Historic Mercer Hotel Backpackers is at Mercer Airport on Koheroa Rd between SH 1 at Mercer and SH 2 at Mangatawhiri. Relocated 15 years ago and completely refurbished in 2013, it accommodates 28 people across 9 rooms. So if you like the roar of aeroplanes in a rural setting, this is... (more)
North End Motel - Accommodation in Huntly New Zealand
7.60 18 Reviews
Located on the banks of the Waikato River, North End Motel offers fully self-contained accommodation and features an outdoor swimming pool, BBQ facilities and a children’s playground with a trampoline.All apartments have a kitchen with a microwave, a refrigerator, a toaster and an electric... (more)
Pokeno Motel - Accommodation in Pokeno New Zealand
9.90 7 Reviews
Opened Oct 2007. Situated just 2 minutes off the Southern Motorway at the base of the Bombay Hills. Ideal stopover before or after you negotiate the traffic of Auckland City. Ideal for working in the Franklin, Hauraki and Northern Waikato Districts. Only 45 minutes to/from Auckland Airport... (more)
Port Waikato Holiday Park - Accommodation in Port Waikato New Zealand
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Welcome to Port Waikato Holiday Park, a hidden gem on the west coast, only 1 hour from Auckland city & airport. Port Waikato Holiday Park is a fantastic place to stay while exploring the surrounding area. The park is situated only 900 metres from beautiful Sunset beach, a 4-minute walk to ... (more)
Shambala Farmstay B & B - Accommodation in Te Kauwhata New Zealand
Te Kauwhata
A unique combination of quality and country hospitality in a farm environment.Separated from the owners house for your privacy, the double (queen size) accommodation offers comfort and style with its own ensuite and quiet, tranquil surroundings. Fridge and tea making facilities,microwave a... (more)
Sunset Lodge - Accommodation in Rotowaro New Zealand
Featuring a guest lounge and a shared kitchen, Sunset Lodge is 15 minutes’ drive from Huntly Train Station. Meeting facilities and free parking are available on site.Sunset Lodge is 20 minutes’ drive from Huntly Golf Club and Lake Waahi. Auckland International Airport is a 75-minute drive ... (more)
The Club House - Accommodation in Taupiri New Zealand
FANTASTIC LOCATION,PEACEFUL, PRIVATE AND AN EASY COMMUTE TO CENTRAL HAMILTON. Our architecturally-designed Clubhouse is set on 250 acres of rolling Waikato farmland. It features open-plan living and very large windows with 360-degree panoramic views of the local countryside, all framed ... (more)
Tuakau Hotel - Accommodation in Tuakau New Zealand
9.20 126 Reviews
Built in 1875 and beautifully restored, Tuakau Hotel features a restaurant, a bar and a gaming lounge. Guests here enjoy 50MB of free Wi-FiEach air-conditioned room includes a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, a refrigerator and an electric kettle. The private bathroom has a hairdryer and free... (more)
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