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Waikato Things to Do: 23 reviews and 30 photos

by balhannah

Cambridge is a really nice town, with lots of tree lined streets and beautiful old buildings. They even have a Cambridge Tree trail that you can follow! Antique stores, arts and crafts shops.
You can get a leaflet from the info centre of the Heritage walk around the town, and you can also do a tour to the beautifu gardens in the area. I bought a nice good quality souvenir from the Information centre that I saw nowhere else in New Zealand.

When walking along the streets of Cambridge we saw the " EQUINE STARS WALK OF FAME" These are mosaics of Cambridge bred racehorse winners and others embedded in the pavement. 13 winners of the Melbourne Cup have been bred here.

Start at the brass Mare & Foal sculpture in Victoria Street, infront of the Town Hall. A "Wall Of Fame" which has the 13 cup winners on it, is infront of the National Bank.

Tours to Racehorse studs can also be taken, the studs are very "posh" around here, I think the horses live in better accommodation than a lot of people!
Trotting and Polo is also enjoyed here. Mark Todd, the Olympic Equestrian rider also comes from this area.

Website: http://www.cambridge.co.nz/

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  • Written Feb 3, 2010
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