Calendar of Events

January 2020

29th Dec – January 7th: Scout Jamboree at Mystery Creek

12th-18th – Waka Ama Sprint Nationals

23 – 27 KRI Cambridge Town Cup & North Island Rowing Champs

23 – 26 Vantage Elite & U19 Track National Champs, Avantidrome

28-31st – Olympic Rowing Trials, Lake Karapiro

24 -27 Festival One, Mystery Creek


February 2020

8th-9th, Hydroplanes, Karapiro

13-16th: February RIDE Festival, Cambridge

14-16 February – The Vantage Elite & U23 Road National Championship, Cambridge (part of the Ride Festival)

14th-16th – Canoe Racing Nationals, Lake Karapiro

18th-22nd – NZ National Rowing Championships, Lake Karapiro

29th-1st March AON Junior Rowing Regatta, Lake Karapiro


March 2020

2nd-6th – U23 Rowing Trial / Rowing NZ Trial #2, Lake Karapiro

7th – Music Festival, Lake Karapiro

13th-15th – NI Secondary Schools Rowing Champs, Lake Karapiro

19th-22nd – Jetsport Nationals, Lake Karapiro

27th-28th – NZ Dragon Boat Championships, Lake Karapiro

27th-31st -Cambridge Autumn Festival, Cambridge


April 2020

1st-5th- Cambridge Autumn Festival, Cambridge

4th – 100k Flyer cycle event

4-5th – NZ Water Ski Racing, Lake Karapiro

14th-17th – Rowing NZ Junior Trials

30th- 1 May Rowing NZ U21 Trials


June 2020

10 – 13 June National Agricultural Fieldays, Mystery Creek


July 2020

4 – 5 North Island Secondary Schools Road Cycling Champs, Mighty River Domain

6 – 7 North Island Secondary Schools Track Cycling Champs, Avantidrome


September 2020

Cambridge half-marathon


October 2020

16-18 Spring Challenge Adventure Race


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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


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Waitomo Caves

50 min


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