It’s ideally placed as a halfway stop for people travelling between Auckland and the central North Island. From Cambridge, Rotorua, Tauranga and Raglan are only an hour away and the Coromandel and Taupo under 2 hours.


Distances and estimated drive times

  • Tauranga/Mt Maunganui – 80km, 1 hour 8 mins
  • Rotorua – 83km, 1 hour 6 mins
  • Taupo – 129km, 1 hour 38 mins
  • Auckland – 147km, 1 hour 58 mins
  • Hamilton – 23km, 25 mins
  • Matamata – 41km, 38 mins


Nearest airport

An international-standard airport between Cambridge and Hamilton ensures we’re never far from the rest of the country – or the world. The Hamilton Airport (18km, 18 mins from Cambridge) is the country’s fourth busiest and has regular flights to main centres. You can leave Cambridge and be enjoying a coffee in central Wellington in less than two hours! Flights also link with international services out of Auckland.

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The perfect base to explore
New Zealand's central North Island

Cambridge is close to some of New Zealand's major international attractions like Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Hamilton Gardens and Tauranga. Yet with plenty of unique local attractions, events and dining options - and a friendly, relaxed town ambience - you may not want to leave!

Attractions Map

Sanctuary Mountain

30 min

Hamilton Gardens

15 min

Cambridge i-Site


1 hr

Waitomo Caves

50 min


1 hr 45 min


1 hr


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