Woodford house


Location and Facilities

Hawke’s Bay

Woodford House is located in Havelock North, a picturesque town 10 minutes from Hastings in Hawke’s Bay. Our school is situated on 18 hectares of beautiful park-like grounds. The School is a 15-minute walk to shops, cafés and movie theatre. 

Hawke’s Bay is located on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is a region accessible by land, air and sea and is a 50 minute flight, or a five hour drive, from Auckland and a 55 minute flight, or a four hour drive from Wellington.

The two main cities in Hawke’s Bay are Hastings and Napier, with a number of other small towns and villages dotted around. Woodford House is located on the stunning hills of Havelock North.


Woodford House offers an extensive range of facilities from heritage buildings to modern learning suites.

  • 1920s buildings with modern interiors fit for today’s learning
  • Five Boarding Houses including Year 13 apartments
  • The Dame Kate Harcourt Performing Arts Centre
  • The Bernard L Chambers Founders’ Room
  • Newly built kitchen and dining areas including alfresco dining
  • 25m swimming pool
  • Astroturf
  • Football fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Two gymnasiums with weight training room
  • Memorial Library
  • Specialist facilities for art, photography, design, food and materials technology