Woodville is situated halfway between Napier and Wellington
and therefore is an ideal travellers stop, becoming well known
for antiques and crafts.
It is known as The Junction as it is the gateway
to three provinces - Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa/Wellington and Manawatu.
Woodville is also the gateway to the Manawatu
Gorge, which runs between the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges and
is unique in having between these ranges, a State Highway, the
Manawatu River and a Railway.
High on the Tararua ranges is Central Power's
Tararua Wind Farm, which will be the largest in the southern
hemisphere. Near the Wind Farm lies Ballance where there are
Clydesdale Wagon Rides, horse trekking, various other activities
and attractions and beautiful bush walks as well as the Manawatu
River where various activities are held.
The area is well known for its excellent fishing,
hunting and tramping - an abundance of outdoor activities.
Woodville is also quite unique as it has its
own community radio station - 'Radio Woodville - The Voice of
The town's Mainstreet committee is recognising
the work of the famous artist - Gottrfried Lindauer - who lived
and worked in Woodville, by building a replica studio in the