Come Home to Cambridge because home is where we all want to be.
Come Home to Cambridge where you will discover our welcoming community, wonderful things to do, spectacular events to enjoy, tranquil places to stay, tasty eateries, boutique shopping and a full range of trade and professional services. We invite you to explore our website and Discover Cambridge.
The average age of Cambridge residents is 38, compared to the national average of 35. About 15% of locals were born outside of New Zealand (compared to 23% nationally).
Formed as a camp for British soldiers during the Invasion of Waikato in 1864, it quickly became a thriving market town when the Lands Wars finished. Today, the town's location and modern facilities means it's still providing a centre for people to come together, whether it's for national or regional sporting events, family reunions and weddings or somewhere central for businesses. While Cambridge has pretty much everything locals and visitors need for daily life, it's also an excellent base for getting to nearby main centres such as Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua.
Whether you are into the arts, sports or exploring the great outdoors, Cambridge meets the needs of its people and visitors. Nature's gifts to Cambridge have enabled it to become a town that thrives on agriculture, in particular the dairy industry which is responsible for more than a tenth of local jobs. The equine industry also plays a major part in the Cambridge economy, with the Waikato employing more than half of the industry's national workforce and exporting more than $150 million of bloodstock a year, many of them born and raised in paddocks on the outskirts of the town. Tourism has been an increasing focus, based around activities on Lake Karapiro and at the Maungatautari Ecological Island, 3,400 hectares of pest-free mountain reserve, offering sanctuary to native birds and endangered species.