With its elegant buildings, tree-lined streets and quaint village green, Cambridge is often described as New Zealand's most 'English' town. Flanked by rich pastures, Cambridge is the heart of the New Zealand thoroughbred industry and has bred many champions including Charisma, Sir Tristram and Zabeel. You can find out more on the Equine Walk of Fame, or tour one of the local horse studs. The town’s Tree Trail takes in the Town Square and pretty Lake Te Koutu, or soak up the English charm as you browse the galleries, cafés and antique stores. Other attractions include the town’s heritage walk, historic St Andrew’s Church, with its lovely wooden interior, and Cambridge Museum.

Just out of town, the Maungakawa Reserve is a good spot for a wander, with beautiful views over Cambridge area, a native bush walk and native tui and wood pigeon. The area is especially lovely during spring, with a sea of daffodils and spring flowers. Nature lovers will also enjoy Maungatautari, just a 15 minute drive from Cambridge. This mountain sanctuary is a haven for native wildlife including kiwi, with superb walking trails through the native bush. Nearby Lake Karapiro is a well known proving ground for champion rowers, and a popular spot for local boaties, kayakers and water-skiers.

Cambridge has a number of campgrounds and holiday parks catering to the needs of travellers enjoying a New Zealand camping holiday. Whether you're looking for a campsite to pitch your tent; a cabin; or a caravan park for your campervan / RV you'll find the widest choice here.

Geographic Location

Located on the banks of the Waikato River, 21km south east of Hamilton




Temperate with mild, wet winters and summers that are warm and dry.


Summer: 20-25°C
Winter: 10-15°C

Annual rainfall