Your perfect weekend getaway awaits

Cambridge is the perfect weekend getaway. Set amongst heritage building, wide tree-lined streets and award-winning eateries ……take the time to explore the range of specialty shops where you are seriously spoilt for choice – from fantastic art galleries and antiques to foodie finds, footwear, high fashion and homewares. View our in depth GUIDES below to help plan the weekend.

Boutique Shopping Guide


All that shopping is exhausting...

Luckily, the Cambridge cafes and restaurants await you. Foodies rejoice! From the Saturday farmers market to fine dining – we have you covered. Choose from quirky cafes, incredible Asian flavours, gastropubs, tapas, healthy fixes, international wine menus, award winning Italian, and more. Local specialty shops can help you whip up a special grazing platter too – Dantes, Over the Moon, Fillgood and The Store.

Taste Cambridge Guide

Spas & Retreats

Get pampered whilst you are here – choose from one hour treatments to full blown world class retreats. View what Cambridge has to offer  HERE

Our top tips

  • Shop Saturday! A handful of shops close on Sunday, or close early, so we suggest you tick this off your list Saturday
  • Book in for an exquisite HIGH TEA at a unique location HIGH TEA
  • BOOK your dining before arriving – Cambridge is popular!
  • Pamper yourself by adding in a day spa experience or retreat see SPAS & RETREATS
  • Over indulged? You can walk it off at one of our beautiful lake or river walks
  • Start your Saturday with our Farmers market 8am-12noon, Victoria Square in the center of town

Where to stay

If you are looking for accommodation that’s  a bit special

Huntington Stables Retreat – semi-rural with swimming pool, sauna, spa pool, yoga areas and more

Hidden Lake Hotel & Apartments – contemporary hotel in the heart of Cambridge, walking distance to everywhere

The Oar & Paddle – luxurious self-catered accommodation on the shores of Lake Karapiro

Lexington Park Cottages – in the heart of horse country, private and quiet

Karapiro Willows – luxurious bed & breakfast located a stone’s throw away from beautiful Lake Karapiro

Kelly Road – elegant and contemporary, luxury accommodation

Te Miro Luxury Getaway – incredible views, birdlife and bush setting


Need help?

Lets us do the heavy lifting! Tell us your ideal experience and we will sort it for you – fill out our  Booking Enquiry

Destination Cambridge can assist with

  • Booking your accommodation and activities
  • Transport and tours
  • Customised packages
  • Free Maps  & Brochures
  • Recommendations on where to eat and shop
  • Events guide
  • Finding any information about Cambridge!

Contact us

  • Visit us at the Cambridge i-SITE
  • Call 07 823 3456
  • Email

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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


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