It's great to have you here!
Nestled in the picturesque Waipā district in the heart of the North Island, more people than ever before are calling Cambridge home.
The vibrancy and attractiveness of Cambridge has led to a population boom here over the past decade. An estimated 21,600 people live in the town (according to Stats NZ projections for June 2022), an increase from 18,654 in 2018.
Affectionately known as The Town of Trees, Cambridge’s welcoming community, natural beauty and village-like character appeals to both residents and visitors alike.
Stretching across 26.69 square kilometres of land, Cambridge serves as a bustling urban centre in the Waipā district, offering a range of shops and services that rival those of our big city neighbours. With a prospering business environment, commitment to fostering local economic development, and the convenience of Hamilton Airport and the Waikato Expressway nearby, there is arguably no better place in New Zealand to live, work and do business.
Cambridge is only a stone’s throw away from Lake Karāpiro, which provides a stunning backdrop for a range of water sports and recreational activities. Whether you enjoy boating, sailing, skiing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, biking or camping, Lake Karāpiro offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.
As the home of high-performance sports, Cambridge is proud to host Rowing New Zealand, Cycling New Zealand, and Canoe Racing New Zealand.
The fertile areas surrounding Cambridge boast good quality soils, ideal for nurturing our rich agricultural heritage. Dairy, sheep and beef farming, thoroughbred horse studs, deer farming, and horticulture thrive in this region, giving Cambridge its distinctive rural character. Mystery Creek Events Centre, home to the annual Fieldays event, is also not far away.
Cambridge is a fantastic town with many wonderful places to explore. We hope you love being part of our friendly local community.