Pause in the town of Bulls to check out the cafes, pubs, antique shops & humorous bull signs (look for ‘Relieve-a-bull’ if you’re after the toilet).

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The small rural town of Bulls marks the junction of State Highways 1 & 3. It’s named after James Bull, an English settler who established the first general store in the town in 1862. You’ll find a good selection of places to eat, & a choice of upmarket shops and cafes, arts, giftware, antiques & unique shops.

All through the town, there’s signage that capitalises on Bulls’ unique name, look out for Consta-bull (Police Station). Forgive-a-bull (Anglican Church) & Cure-a-bull (Medical Centre). Bulls is the closest town to the RNZAF Base Ohakea.

Functional Facts: Approx population 1700. Information Centre, bus, train, ferry bookings - Phone 06 322 0055. Limited accommodation.

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