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Discover the Waikato and Cambridge Attractions

Looking for things to do in the Waikato?

Our special town has a variety of activities you can do during your stay at Podium Lodge.

Along with the great outdoors and cycling Cambridge activities, you’ll find a number of popular cafes and restaurants, as well as boutique stores and local markets to shop at.

“Beautiful location within close proximity of Cambridge amenities, 30 minutes drive from Hobbiton and 1 hour from Waitomo caves. Friendly, helpful, accommodating staff. And all brand new facilities, lovely room, bathroom and shared kitchen and TV area.” - David

Cambridge attractions for the cycling fanatics

Top 10 cycling routes

Cambridge has lots of awesome trails to ride! Here's the top 10 we recommend:

  • Te Awa River Ride
  • Double Loop Route
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Route
  • Kaipaki Mystery Creek Route
  • Ngahinapouri Route
  • Rev 60 Route
  • Rev 100 Route
  • Te Awa Karapiro Route
  • Te Awamutu Route
  • Te Maunga Route
  • Te Miro Route

Find out more about our top 10 cycling routes

Cycling events

Renowned for cycling, our region hosts a number of events you might be interested in! Some of which we support through our 100% profitable lodge!

Here are a few of our favourite cycling events throughout the year:

More things to do in the Waikato

Enjoying New Zealand’s great outdoors

From nature walks to thrill-seeking experiences, explore the Waikato and Cambridge activities that make our country’s great outdoors shine!

A few of the Waikato’s famed outdoor activities and attractions:

  • Te Awa River Ride
  • Jet-boating
  • Kayaking
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Black Water Rafting
  • Fishing
  • Farm Tours
  • Horse-riding
  • Walking Tours
  • Hobbiton Movie Set

Learn more about the Waikato's great outdoors

Leisurely activities for those wanting to relax

If you’re travelling to Cambridge for a weekend getaway, and you want something a bit more relaxed, don’t worry because there are plenty of things to do in Waikato; we’re not just sport and adrenaline!

For relaxed vibes, here's a few recommendations of Waikato and Cambridge activities:

  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
  • Farmers Market, Saturday morning in Cambridge
  • Festivals
  • Mini Golf
  • Cambridge Art Trail
  • Cambridge Museum
  • Zealong Estate Tea Experience, Hamilton
  • The Hamilton Gardens - a must see!

Learn more about relaxing activities in our region

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