You'll easily find free parking in Victoria Street or in car parks on either side of the main street, meaning you're only a few minutes' walk to dozens of shops.
Many boutique shops also line side streets such as Duke St, Alpha St, Queen St, Empire St and Commerce St.
The variety on offer surprises many visitors - you'll find shops that cater for the fashion conscious, for those interested in art or antiques, or those looking for the latest book or beauty product.
In 2009, the Future Proof project considered what was likely to change in the Waikato over the next 50 years. It concluded that 85% of Cambridge residents would continue to consider local businesses as their first option - ample evidence that locals feel well-served by their retailers.