Cambridge is often the host town for major gatherings such as national and regional sports tournaments including rowing and Waka Ama regattas and hydroplane racing at Lake Karapiro, and including the National Agricultural Fieldays (the largest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere), horse events and conferences at St Peter's School. Locals are used to providing accommodation for large groups of visitors. These range from luxury to motels, all within easy walk of shops and restaurants, to more than 80 B&Bs to camps which can look after more than 100 guests at a time.
Epworth Retreat & Recreation Centre is a long-standing and unique retreat owned and operated by the Methodist Church of NZ. Epworth offers affordable accommodation and
stunning surroundings for a variety of groups.