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Explore Cambridge

A wander through the main street of Cambridge will spoil you for choice with everything from gourmet producers and artisan delis, to art galleries, giftware emporiums and designer outlets. The weekly farmers market is a favourite among residents and visitors alike, offering the best of local produce in the heart of the town. 

Situated nearby at the base of Maungatautari Ecological Reserve, is Lake Karapiro, the proving ground of rowing’s elite as well as a popular spot for local boaties, kayakers and water-skiers. A glimpse into the New Zealand forests of the past, Maungatautari offers superb walking tracks through flourishing native flora and fauna.

The rural outskirts of Cambridge also boast an array of artisans including coffee roasters, gourmet dairy producers and "pick your own" berry farms. 

Cambridge is also fast becoming New Zealand’s home of cycling, with the Avantidrome situated just north of town along with top cycle trails including the Te Awa - The Great NZ River Ride, Te Miro Mountain Bike Park and the nearby Waikato River Trails all on offer.

How far to:

  • Hamilton: 23 kms 26 mins
  • Rotorua: 92kms 1 hour 20 mins
  • Tauranga: 82kms 1 hour 8 mins

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