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.

What we have to offer

Cambridge was judged to be New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Large Town at the 2019 Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards.

This video helps show why our town won the award:

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!

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.

Your options for things to do

Click here for an online guide to all your options in Cambridge and nearby Hamilton.

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.