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Our town has been the venue for major regional, national and international events so we're used to providing accommodation for one or two to many hundreds of guests at a time.

The town's central location means many visitors choose to stay in or near Cambridge for events such as National Fieldays, major rowing regattas at Lake Karapiro and other big sports events.

It's also a great base for those who want to take day trips to tourism centres such as Rotorua and Taupo, the Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton or to the east or west coast beaches — all of which are little more than an hour away, or less.

For a town of more than 16,800 residents, Cambridge offers a large range of accommodation, including eight motels all close to shops and restaurants, about 75 bed and breakfast hosts, including town and country and self-contained accommodaiton, a backpacker lodge and several luxury venues for those who want something special. Large groups can be accommodated at four camping grounds or at St Peter's College, or can arrange for informal hositng through local sports clubs and community halls that make facilities available for major events. Prices range from under $20 a night at campsites up to $800 a person for luxury accommodation — it's all up to what the visitor wants, and when. The peak season is generally considered to be November

Browse the Places to Stay Menu to the left to find an accommodation provider that meets your requirements, or give the iSite a call for personal assistance on 07 823 3456.


Cambridge provides a number of options for backpackers and campers, ranging from well-equipped commercial camping grounds to less formal alternatives.

The Mighty River Domain beside Lake Karapiro offers camping as well as cabins and lodges, excellent options for attending events at the lake. The site has 60 powered and 80 non-powered sites which can be hired individually or in blocks. The camping ground has two amenity blocks with toilets and showers, a kitchen with tow ovens, laundry and a dump station.

Epworth Camp sits beside the lake, near Horahora, specialising in hosting youth groups with indoor accommdodation for 160 guests and facilities for 50 more to camp on its four hectares of grounds, a fifth of which is waterfront.

The Cambridge Kiwi Motor Park, in Scott St, Leamington, is only 1km from the town centre. it has more than 100 tent and 82 power sites, two on-site caravans, 10 cabins, two tourist flats, one kitchen cabin (sleeps nine).

The Cambridge Country Lodge Backpackers Motel is only 1.5km on the Hamilton side of Cambridge, in Peake Road. it provides self-contained units and family backpacker rooms.

Tent and caravan sites, with limited power, can be arranged, and guests have access to a dining room with communal kitchen, two share bathroom blocks, a coin operated laundry and television room with internet service.

Some sports clubs, including Cambridge Soccer Club, offer overnight camping by arrangement.


Cambridge has eight motels offering self-contained bedroom units within a few minutes walk of the town centre.

All motels have a range of single and double units as well as family rooms for guests. They are all within an easy walk of shops, cafes and restaurants, and have off-street parking. Collectively, there are more than 100 beds available so motels can cope with special occasions, such as weddings, family reunions and large events like regional and national sports tournaments. You can easily compare rates and facilities online or by picking up brochures at the Cambridge i-SITE Information Centre.

B&BBed & Breakfast

Cambridge is at the heart of New Zealand's rural centre, and you can get a taste of country life by staying at a bed and breakfast or renting farmstay accommodation.

In the rural surrounds of Cambridge, about 50 hosts offer guests the chance to sleep and wake up to the sounds (or smells) of country life. Some belong to working farms or hobby farms and provide the chance to get close to the farm animal;s - a wonderful treat for young children from the city. The town has about 25 B&B hosts within easy walk of shops, cafes and restaurants. They range from old villas and cottages, to modern town units, and you have the benefit of welcoming hosts who know the area.


Visitors who want luxury are well served by high-class lodges, all within easy distance of the town.

If you're looking for something extra, you'll find options that include luxuries such as pools, outstanding decor and space, often with stunning views of lakes or luscious Waikato countryside.

Plan it now!

Ready to find out more or to book your visit to Cambridge? The Cambridge i–SITE Information Centre can help you plan or book any of the accommodation described here. We're on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets, Cambridge — next to the Town Hall.

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