Huntly's iconic landmark, the Huntly Power Station, sits alongside the mighty Waikato River. Perfectly positioned for commuters at just 93km south of Auckland and 32km north of Hamilton, Huntly is home to three lakes which provide great walks, the only Commercial Diving Training School in New Zealand reaching offshore levels and one of New Zealand's largest Half Marathon events. The community is proud of their heritage. Huntly is full of open opportunities.
With a passion for sustainable, environmentally-friendly living, Raglan has a unique identity, unseen elsewhere in New Zealand. Raglan is a stunning township on Waikato’s west coast with three surf beaches on its doorstep and an outstanding natural harbour. Bridal Veil Falls is a short drive from the town centre and its black sand beaches boast some of the best surfing in New Zealand. The popular destination swells in size in the summer months due to the expansive list of activities available in the town and surrounding area. If you are visiting, suggest you book early to avoid missing out! Raglan is ready with open arms.
Te Kauwhata is a growing town offering small-town country living with town amenities. The proximity to Auckland CBD (1 hour) and Hamilton CBD (45 minutes) makes it an idea place to put down roots and raise a family. The fertile land is famous for delectable products, including Invivo Wines and is an easy drive to the Waikato Expressway.
Pokeno is experiencing rapid growth. The rural town is located in the north Waikato, just south of the Bombay Hills and only a short drive from New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Located just 53km south of central Auckland and just 72km north of Hamilton, the town is experiencing major growth. The Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co factory opened in Pokeno in November 2015 and with many new houses in development, it is fast becoming a hub for new industry. Pokeno is open for development.
Tamahere lies southeast of Hamilton city. The Waikato Expressway which runs from Karapiro in the south to the Bombay Hills in the north, provides an important transport link to this thriving community. The Tamahere School is home to some of the greatest sportspeople in New Zealand and the proximity to Cambridge and Hamilton makes it a popular place for families looking to put down roots. Tamahere is open country.
Port Waikato is a seaside town 28km west of Tuakau and 88km south of Auckland. It lies on the southern side of the Waikato River where the river meets the Tasman Sea and is a popular holiday destination. Port Waikato is well known for its surfing and whitebaiting and provides a stunning backdrop for the many weddings that take place here. Port Waikato is open for adventure.
With a population of over 4,500 people, Tuakau residents enjoy beautiful rural vistas and a wonderful outdoor environment. The rich soils lend well to farming of all kinds and much of the north island produce originates in this area.The town offers a gentle pace of life while being in close proximity to Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. Situated a short drive from State Highway 1, Tuakau was established in the 1840s, close to the banks of the Waikato River. It is 10km south of Pukekohe and 9km west of Pokeno and is experiencing an economic boom with new developments occurring in pockets throughout the area. Tuakau is open access.
Located on the outskirts of Hamilton City, Horotiu is home to Northgate, a 109ha business park, ripe with emerging developments. The business park is equidistance from Auckland and Tauranga ports and its exceptional access to major road and rail links has been a major drawcard for Ports of Auckland, who purchased 33ha of land in Northgate for a Waikato-based freight hub. Horotiu will become home to the Te Awa River Ride cycle bridge, due to open in February 2017 and which will provide another exciting transport option for visitors to the north of Hamilton. Horotiu is open for business.