Cambridge

Visit Cambridge, Waikato, NZ

Cambridge, 25 minutes’ drive south-east of Hamilton, sits by the Waikato River upstream, close to where it has flowed from the long, narrow, twisting Lake Karapiro, used for national and international rowing competitions.

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  • Cambridge has long been a centre for thoroughbred horse breeding and equestrian sports, and hosts major national outdoor events such as agricultural shows.

    The town’s oldest buildings date from the early 1900s, and its history is documented in a local museum. There are antique shops, galleries and bookshops to browse, with a choice places to rest, from town gardens to cafes and taverns.

    Accommodation in Cambridge (NZ)

    There is hotel and motel accommodation in Cambridge, with self-contained unit andapartment style options also available.

    A range of bed & breakfast establishments, in town or country, as well as some luxury lodges, offer a more exclusive experience.

    Backpacker,adventure camping, and motor park facilities are found close to the town

    Transport around Cambridge

    Cambridge is only 15 km from Hamilton International Airport.

    National coach services regularly serve Cambridge from the main north-south highway. A local service connects regularly with Hamilton.

    Taxi and shuttle bus or rental cycle can provide transport around the town.

    Tourist Activities around Cambridge

    The town centre has a good range of shops and places to eat, interesting gardens and a museum to relax in.

    Visitors can take a boat cruise, an exciting jet boat ride, or hire kayaks to enjoy the river and lake.

    There is a good selection of walks around bush and lakes in the area, including to wildlife centres. Some tracks are suitable for mountain biking.

    Local festivals and sporting events such as BMX and polo tournaments often occur at weekends in summer.

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