A range of local attractions

Nestled in the heart of the Waipa region, Cambridge is a vibrant and thriving rural town, its location and facilities ensure there is a significant offering of activity and events year-round for both locals and visitors.

A gateway to surrounding regions and attractions, Cambridge is the perfect base to enjoy everything this part of the world has to offer. Whatever your reason or purpose for your stay, the Podium Lodge team is here to assist you. Please contact us should you require any further information on local attractions.

Eating & Drinking

Cambridge is known for its café, restaurant and bars, the food is delicious, coffee fantastic and the vibe friendly, local and charming. No matter what foodie fix you require Cambridge will not disappoint!

Water & Water Sports

Lake Karapiro is the epicentre of water activity in Cambridge, Home to Rowing NZ and host to premier local, national and international sporting and cultural events. Lake Karapiro is alive with activity particularly through the summer months. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, canoe, jet skiing and water skiing – Lake Karapiro is the perfect location for any water activity.

High performance, recreational and family fun – a place for all!

Bikes & Cycling

Cambridge is known as NZ’s home of cycling and not without good reason! There is a ride and experience for everyone, every ability and every age. Whether it is riding the hills, speeding around the Avantidrome, our national velodrome, or cruising along Te Awa – The Great New Zealand River Ride.

Retail Therapy

If shopping is your sport of choice, Cambridge will not disappoint!

Local antique shops are treasure troves, fashion boutiques, unique lifestyle, homeware and giftware stores will consume many happy hours browsing, looking and maybe the odd sneaky purchase!


If golf is your game, the Waipa and surrounding regions provide you with a wide selection of courses to indulge your passion. 12 courses are within easy reach of Podium Lodge.


Horses and the equine industry are synonymous with Cambridge, so saddle up and enjoy local equestrian activities.

Cambridge, the gateway to more

Cambridge’s location provides a perfect launching pad to explore further afield - a trip to thermal delights of Rotorua, a visit to the famous Hobbiton in Matamata, riding the Jet at Huka falls, the rugged surfing village of Raglan – easily accessible from your base of Cambridge

So you need more information and details?

Cambridge Visitors Centre

They know everything about everything when it comes to Cambridge - what, when, where and how is the teams speciality! Call them, visit them, look them up – an invaluable resource when visiting Cambridge and the Waipa Region.
Phone: 07 823 3456
Email: info@cambridge.co.nz
Web: www.cambridge.co.nz
Address: find them next to the Cambridge Town Hall, opposite Victoria Square

And it goes without saying the Podium Lodge team are here to assist, so just ask us we would love to help!


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