Cambridge is an attractive town of nearly 19,000 residents in the heart of New Zealand’s Waikato.

It’s perfect for a weekend away and teams and supporters who are visiting Cambridge Football Club are encouraged to stay over for a night (or more) in our town.

Where to stay

Two motels are within easy walking distance of our grounds at John Kerkhof Park:

Colonial Court, at 37 Vogel St, is opposite our main gates. Please mention our club when seeking a booking.

Captain’s Quarters, in Cambridge Rd, is halfway between our club and the centre of town. Please introduce yourself to owner Keith Hedges (he’s a qualified referee!) and let him know you are into football!

Where to eat

We recommend our sponsor Onyx Cambridge who provide great food and coffee seven days a week.

There are plenty of food and drink options in Cambridge – check them out here:

Lots to do – especially if you’re into sport

A key strategy of the Waipa District Council is to develop our area as a sporting hub, encouraging sports to establish their headquarters or elite performance centres here.

Already, Cambridge is the national home for cycling (track, road, mountain and BMX), rowing (at Lake Karapiro), kayaking, canoeing and Triathlon NZ. Golf’s national high performance centre has moved to town, and the Ricki Herbert Football Academy is based in Cambridge.

Of the 400+ New Zealand-based ‘carded athletes’ (those supported by our government as potential world champions or Olympians), about 44% live within 10km of Cambridge.

Apart from football, Cambridge hosts a wide range of sports and has a strong support base with firms such as Vigour Physiotheraphy providing services to sportspeople.

More information

Want to know more about visiting Cambridge?

Check out Destination Cambridge for all the information you need about our town, and go to What’s On Waipa for a list of upcoming events.

Click here for information about traffic links.