Explore Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari: The vibrant, pest-free ancient forest, alive with native wildlife Hop on your bike - or hire onel Known as 'Cycling Central', Cambridge is unique in that it offers something for everyone: Great track cycling, the best in mountain bike, track and BMX and a network of over 650kms of road trails Venture into real rural Waikato.
Take a guided tour of a working dairy farm, deer stud farm, or see some of New Zealand's finest thorouqhbred horse studs Get out on the water.
Go paddle boarding or kayaking on Lake Karapiro or try jet boating on the mighty Waikato River Take some real retail therapy Boutique shopping, antiques, art, designer fashions and unique homewares.
In the heart of rural Waikato is the picture-perfect town of Cambridge. Characterised by quaint "Old English" charm and leafy oak tree-lined streets, Cambridge is steeped in history and has much to celebrate.
With a long standing history of thoroughbred horse racing and high performance sport, Cambridge boasts multiple Melbourne Cup champion racehorses and many rowing, cycling and equestrian Olympic medallists, earning the town the unofficial title of 'Home of Champions'.
Cambridge is also fast becoming New Zealand's 'Cycling Central'. It offers the best of track cycling at the Avantidrome, a network of top road cycle trails, including the Te Awa River Ride, the Te Miro Mountain Bike Park and an international BMX track.
Close by, Lake Karapiro, created by the Karapiro Hydro dam on the Waikato River, provides great kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, fishing and boating options, while those seeking adventure can experience the thrill of jet boating further downstream.
You will love the choice of chic cafes and restaurants, boutique shopping, characterful heritage and art trails around the town centre.
A wander through the main street will spoil you for choice with everything from gourmet producers and artisan delis, to art galleries, giftware emporiums and designer outlets - and the weekly farmers market is a favourite among locals and visitors alike offering the best of local produce in the heart of the town.