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Cambridge, Waikato New Zealand

Published: 20 May 2017
Last Updated: 25 July 2019

Cambridge is a small town in southern Waikato, which is about a 20-minute drive south of Hamilton. Cambridge is a small farming community, it is full of beautiful buildings and friendly people, Cambridge is a great place to stop by if you are driving down the country through state highway 1.

What to expect.


Cambridge is full of nice locals with a great community. You can expect to be treated nicely when passing through as this is a tourist town. Cambridge is known as an old person town, with most of the population either being farmers, commuters to Hamilton or retired folk.

Hiking, Mountain & Trail Biking, Cycling

There are several good hiking tracks or walking routes around the Cambridge township. Lots of the walking tracks around the Cambridge also double as mountain biking tracks.

Check out the following:

  • Cambridge Domain
  • Walks of fame
  • Cambridge to Karapiro Te Awa Walk/Cycle Way
  • Leamington Walking Track
  • Waikato River Trails
  • Heritage walks
  • Heritage Tree Trail
  • Maungakawa Scenic Reserve


There are a lot of food joints around the city. See a few below.

  • Onyx Cambridge
  • Dante's Fine Foods
  • Paddock
  • Cardamom Indian Restaurant
  • Nooms'Kitchen
  • McDonald's
  • Subway
  • KFC


There are a lot of backpackers and motels located around the city. See a few below.

  • No1 Motels on Victoria
  • Distinction Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre
  • Cambrian Lodge Motel
  • Colonial Court Motel
  • Sarnia Park Boutique Lodge
  • Hamilton Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Kelly Rd Cambridge Lodge
  • Leamington Spa Motel
  • Lake Karapiro Lodge
Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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