• Antique and art shops
  • Jetboat rides
  • Parks and gardens


  • by car:

    20 min from Hamilton

  • by train:

    30 min from Hamilton

  • by car:

    1 hr from Rotorua

Cambridge is 'the town of trees and champions'. It's memorable for its leafy streets, heritage buildings, antique shops and thoroughbred horse studs.

Cambridge is in the heart of rural Waikato, a picture-perfect town characterised by quaint charm and tree-lined streets.

With a long-standing history of thoroughbred horse racing and high-performance sport, Cambridge boasts champion racehorses and many rowing, cycling and equestrian Olympic medallists, earning the town the unofficial title of ‘Home of Champions’.

Cambridge is also fast becoming New Zealand’s ‘Cycling Central’. It offers the best of track cycling at the Avantidrome, a network of top road cycle trails, including the Te Awa Cycleway.(opens in new window)

Close by, Lake Karapiro, provides great kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, fishing and boating options, while those seeking adventure can experience the thrill of jet-boating further downstream.

You will love the choice of chic cafes and restaurants, boutique shopping, characterful heritage, and art trails around the town centre. A wander through the main street will spoil you for choice with everything from gourmet producers and artisan delis, to art galleries and designer outlets.

Don’t miss the weekly farmers market on a Saturday morning.


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