Cambridge is a majestic tree-lined town that sits at the heart of New Zealand's rural heartland. Its proximity to many of the North Island's main towns and cities makes it the ideal location for visitors, businesses and the 16,800 residents who chose to call it home.
Come Home to Cambridge and be spoiled for choice for things to do. Cambridge is blessed with trees, parks and gardens that provide a stunning palette of colours as the seasons change. Cambridge also has two of the country's most beautiful waterways - the 'mighty' Waikato River and Lake Karapiro with swimming, rowing, kayaking, jet boating, skiing, cruising and fishing available to all within minutes of the town centre. Cambridge is also well-suited to those who enjoy a walk or like to get on a bike - either for a gentle ride or to compete against the world's best cyclists. And if horses are your thing, Cambridge is the Equine Capital of New Zealand with some of the world's best racehorses have been bred here while many thoroughbred and standardbred trainers are based in the district.
Come Home to Cambridge, one of the North Island's most popular destinations for events and functions. Every year, Cambridge plays host to a growing number of annual events like international, national and regional rowing regattas and other major water sports events such as the National Waka Ama Sprint Championships and February's New Zealand Grand Prix hydroplane races. The town itself holds an Autumn Festival and two weeks of Christmas Festival activities. The largest event close to Cambridge is the annual National Agricultural Fieldays, held at Mystery Creek Events Centre in June. In summer, Mystery Creek hosts the three-day Parachute music festival, drawing more than 20,000 music fans.
Come to Home Cambridge when you're looking for a special gift or something for the home; chances are you'll find it among the array of specialist shops. Cambridge's main thoroughfare, Victoria Street, is home to a wide range of boutique shops and cafes, and you'll find more in side streets like Duke St, Alpha St, Queen St, Empire St and Commerce St. There's ample parking - and not a parking meter in sight - with two free car parks just an easy stroll away.
Come Home to Cambridge, whether you're looking for a quick snack on the run or wanting to spend an evening with friends over dinner. Cambridge has more than 20 cafes, catering for everyone from the passing traveller in need of a coffee break to locals who want somewhere suitable for a leisurely chat.
Come Home to Cambridge, we are the host for major regional and national events and are used to providing accommodation for couples to many hundreds of guests at a time.
Cambridge offers a large range of accommodation, including eight motels all close to shops and restaurants, about 75 bed and breakfast hosts, 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 hosting through local sports clubs and community halls that make facilities available for major events.
For up-to-date information on accommodation availability, call in to the Cambridge i-SITE Information Centre beside the Town Hall or visit the Accommodation tab of this website or use our online booking system.
Come Home to Cambridge because home is where we all want to be.Come Home to Cambridge where you will discover our welcoming community, wonderful things to do, spectacular events to enjoy, tranquil places to stay, tasty eatiers, and boutique shopping.
Contact Us to arrange your visit. We look forward to welcoming Home to Cambridge.