Cambridge is a majestic tree-lined town that sits at the heart of New Zealand's rural heartland. Its proximity to many of the North Island's main towns and cities makes it the ideal location for visitors, businesses and the 16,800 residents who chose to call it home.
Founded in the 1860s, Cambridge retains much of its heritage with old colonial buildings and exotic trees planted by early settlers, who earned it the title The Town of Trees.
More recently it has gained a reputation for being the Town of Trees and Champions. With Rowing NZ based at Lake Karapiro, and the world-class Avantidrome housing Cycling New Zealand, Triathlon NZ, Paralympics (Para-Cycling) New Zealand, High Performance Sport NZ and others, Cambridge has established itself as a Sporting Centre of Excellence.
Enjoy a stunning walk or ride out to Lake Karapiro on one of Cambridge's newest cycleways, or ride or walk along the cycleway from town out to the Avantidrome. Take some change and enjoy a refreshment at the cafe situated at the Avantidrome.
Historic Cambridge offers a wide choice of activities. Walk the heritage and boutique trails and discover the beautiful range of shops many set within heritage buildings. The Tree Trail takes in the Town Square and the hidden treasure of Lake Te Koutu.
Maungatautari Mountain close by is a sanctuary for native wildlife only 15 minutes drive from Cambridge and now a beautiful home for reintroduced kiwi and their newborn plus other native birds.