Cambridge has always been the type of town that brings people together.
Formed as a camp for British soldiers during the Invasion of Waikato in 1864, it quickly became a thriving market town when the Lands Wars finished.
Settler farmers would head into the town for provisions and it became a logical place for people to meet, connected by the Waikato River, early roads and before long, the main North Island railway.
Today, the town's location and modern facilities means it's still providing a centre for people to come together, whether it's for national or regional sporting events, family reunions and weddings or somewhere central for businesses. While Cambridge has pretty much everything locals and visitors need for daily life, it's also an excellent base for getting to nearby main centres such as Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua.
Whether you are into the arts, sports or exploring the great outdoors, Cambridge meets the needs of its people and visitors.
Almost a fifth of Cambridge's 18,400 residents were born outside of New Zealand. They continue the "can-do" spirit of early settlers who set about building a town to be proud of, shown through the careful planting of thousands of native and exotic trees that help make Cambridge beautiful.