Essex Arms Motel in Huntly Waikato Region New Zealand
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Host: Barry Hilliard

Guestrooms: 20

Address: Essex Arms, 151 Main Street, Huntly, Waikato & King Country 3740 New Zealand

Telephone: 64 7 828 7179

Fax: 64 7 828 7598

Activities/Attractions: 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. It's just 5 minutes north of the hotel. Or you can try the rodeo just 5 minutes south of the hotel.

Candyland is very popular with the children! Take part in one of their shows and make your own candy, just a 10 minute drive away.

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. Two minutes from the hotel, 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 metre 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 glowworms. If you would like to visit any of these attractions, just ask our friendly staff and they will point you in the right direction.     


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General Information: Welcome to The Essex Arms Motel on the North Island of New Zealand ... nestled on the banks of the Mighty Waikato River and only an hour from Auckland and a short distance to Hamilton. The quiet reside in Huntly's Essex Arms and in house facilities provide you with a perfect venue, great tariffs and they include a complimentary drink and continental breakfast. There is no better place and no better way to finish or start your day.

Not just Motel Accommodation at the Essex Arms, there are 2 bars, T.A.B, plus gaming lounge and an inviting garden bar. It's art deco appeal with 20 new motel type units sleeping from 2 to 8 persons provides broad accommodation options. The car park is secure for all guests. The complex is fully refurbished and boasts features and developments that provide a perfect solution for most entertainment, corporate conferencing, an over night stop over or a family stay. We can cater for functions for up to 120 persons.

  • All units have SKY TV
  • Internet connections
  • Telephone
  • Tea making facilities
  • Bar fridge
  • All bathrooms have hair dryers
  • We have 2 disabled units
  • A secure courtyard for kids to safely play with an area for roller blading etc.
  • The car park is fully fenced, and is lit up at night with security cameras operating constantly
  • Our location is convenient to international airports and provides the opportunity to relax and enjoy the greater Waikato and what it can offer

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars).

$110-125/room/night

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