Rainfall and Sunshine

The rainfall, combined with plenty of sunshine hours, helps create the luscious pastures that are key to the area’s dairy and horse-breeding industries.
We get an average rainfall of about 118 cms (46.6 inches) which compares to Wellington (127 cms) and Auckland (124 cms), and with major international cities London (65 cms), New York (104 cms), Shanghai (120 cms), Tokyo (144 cms) and Sydney (122 cms).

Our town enjoys about 1,975 hours of sunshine a year. This compares to Wellington (2,025) and Auckland (2,060), and with major international cities London (1,490), New York (2,685), Shanghai (1,638), Tokyo (1,965) and Sydney (2,482).


Our average summer temperature is 19°C and our average winter temperature is 10°C.

  • January 18.4°C
  • February 18.9°C
  • March 17.6°C
  • April 14.8°C
  • May 11.6°C
  • June 9.5°C
  • July 8.8°C
  • August 10.0°C
  • September 11.5°C
  • October 13.1°C
  • November 15.1°C
  • December 16.9°C

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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


1 hr