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It is highly likely on your visit to Cambridge you will bump into the likes of Olympic gold medal winners Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell (They won another gold medal at the recently concluded Beijing Olympics) , Mark Todd or our darling of NZ cycling, Sarah Ulmer.
When the Evers-Swindell twins are not rowing they are busy promoting Lake Karapiro as a viable contender to host the 2010 World Rowing Champions.
Historic Cambridge has an array of choice for the visitor, whether you fancy wandering the streets browsing the numerous Antique shops, art galleries or craft stores to walking the heritage trail where you can view a potpourri of architectural styles and impressive buildings, some dating back to the turn of the century.
The equine industry brings a great deal of fame to this town, with many overseas buyers recognizing the quality of our throughbreds with the pasture being some of the richest in the world.
If it is thrill seeking adventure you are after then try jet boating, jet skiing, trout fishing or kayaking on the mighty Waikato River."
I would like to thanks those TravBuddies who give me warmed welcome to the site, this is such an awesome place and wish that i should've learned about it earlier, anyway as a way of contributing and returning something to the community here is my first travel blog about Cambridge that I hope some may find useful.
Cambridge is a beautiful town about two hours drive from Auckland airport or about 15 minutes from Hamilton (the main city of Waikato Region and fourth largest on New Zealand after Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington the capital of New Zealand) airport, Cambridge has a population of more or less 15,000 and is already considered a large town in New Zealand standard.
We lived in Cambridge for about 3 months before we relocate here in Tauranga city (an hour drive away), this town never failed to amazed me with it's colourful trees... New Zealand has four seasons thus gave Cambridge four different personalities depending on season, Cambrige is very beautiful during spring time as you will witness it's majectic trees blooming and boasting their grandeur colours.
Antique shops, Restuarant and coffee shops are about in every corner of the town centre. You will never ran out of things to do given the small size of Cambrige you'll find it surprising to learn about some of the things that you can do in and around the town, you can play golf, do horseback riding, kayaking, rowing, hiking or...
Just a short strawl away from the city center of Cambridge you will find the beautiful Riverside Park where the departure point is. On the Waikato River, a.k.a. the Mighty River, you will experience a jet boat ride unique in New Zealand. The scenery is breathtaking while your experienced driver will tell you all about the historical facts of the monuments you pass.
Remember that Hamilton city is only about 15 minutes away, Matamata the home of the hobbiton (in Lord of the Rings) is only about 30 minutes away, The volcanic geysers of Rotorua in less than an hour and the lovely city by the bay Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) in 45 minutes.