• Craft and antique shopping
  • Humorous bull signs


  • by car:

    25 min from Palmerston North

  • by car:

    2 hr from Wellington

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).

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, and 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) and Cure-a-bull (Medical Centre). Bulls is the closest town to the RNZAF Base Ohakea.

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