Cambridge Travel Guide

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     If you like Anitques, Collectibles, and Crafts come to Cambridge... there is always some Market or fair on. 

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     Could do with a few more restaurants but it is only a small town after all. 

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     Great little place and always humming... 

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Cambridge Restaurants

  • Country Café and Art

    It's a short drive out of Cambridge into the more rural area to find The LilyPad Café, but well worth the effort.The setting is made more interesting with the inclusion of garden art and an art shop in the grounds. Staff are friendly, the feeling is warm and interesting and the place is bustling with activity. People often come from far and wide to...

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  • A bit of olde world charm with Modern...

    Fran's Cafe is a delight to visit and many a visitor will be instantly attracted to the many different Tea pots (not for sale) that are on display in her Coffee shop. The atmosphere is relaxed and guests can enjoy a delicous lunch which can be anything from a Thai beef Salad to a simple Macaroni cheese. Fran serves a wide variety of foods here...

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Cambridge Nightlife

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    by shelnlin Written Apr 11, 2004

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    Cambridge is well known for it's Horse stud farms and many a good thoroughbred has been born here. Remember that beautiful horse Charisma who was ridden by New Zealander Mark Todd in the 1984 Olympic Games?? Well both the horse and rider come from here. If you enjoy a bit of action, enjoy horses and like a bit of a gamble now again Cambridge Raceway may be just for you. It is perhaps the biggest nightlife spot that Cambridge has to offer the locals and it's visitors.

    Dress Code: Dress code is pretty casual and laid back. I would however advise you to bring a jacket or coat during the winter months as it can get pretty nippy standing up in the Stalls during the evening. You can go inside and watch the races from the Bar but it is great to see the real action from outside and get the old adrenlian pumping if you are having a bet on a favourite horse or the horse is your own!

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    • Casino and Gambling

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Cambridge Shopping

  • Do you love Specialty Icecreams?

    My favourite flavours are:TiramisuPistachioLemon SorbetBut there are so many flavours to choose from, there must be something for you.Sorbet is a great option if you can't eat icecream. $2.90 to $5.00 for most normal sized waffle cones.

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  • The Pink Church of Cambridge

    Cambridge Country Store is one of the first things that you will see when you come into the town from Hamilton. It stands out from many of the other buildings because it used to be a church and it is also very pink. Downstairs you will find a collection of local and NZ wide arts and crafts and a small Cyber cafe, while upstairs is home to a Cafe...

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  • English Charm found in Cambridge

    Cambridge is known for it's Antique shops. These shops are all just as good as each other and they all have the most beautiful things inside from Furniture to Jewellery, Books to Paintings. There is a bit of Englishness to this town and it is quite appealling to many a visitor. Not only are there the Antique shops but there are often many Antique...

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Cambridge What to Pack

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    by shelnlin Written Aug 16, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Cambridge, like most places in New Zealand is pretty welll equipped with most things. Depending on your stay, I would say that one large suitcase and a day pack is all that you would need.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I have just come back to Cambridge after spending the last few years in Saudi Arabia. I strongly advise anyone coming to stay in Cambridge that they wear some sort of thermal vest under their clothes or a singlet to say the least. The winter's can get rather chilly and I reccomend that a pair of warm gloves and a hat too at times. Clothing is pretty much the same in New Zealand as it is in many other parts of the world. A great thing for the Ladies is that the Bendon Lingerie comes from New Zealand and you may be able to find all your under garmets at a much cheaper rate especially if you find a Outlet store.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: These are readily avaliable in New Zealand. It may pay to check with your own Doctor on any medicines that come under a different name over here. If you are in doubt ask a Pharmacist. There are three main pharmacies in the town of Cambridge.

    Photo Equipment: All avaliable here

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: All avaliable

    Miscellaneous: New Zealand like many other countries has different names for various items of clothing. If a person asks you here if you own a pair of togs, they are asking you if you own a swimsuit. A jumper is a sweater, and sneakers are sandshoes or trainers. I will add more to this in my New Zealand pages soon.

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Cambridge Favorites

  • Cambridge Super Loo

    This rather attractive building in Cambridge is actually a toilet! Most buildings in NZ are very well kept, but this was even more out of the ordinary!This is a user pays Super Loo. Super Loos seem to be a bit of a NZ institution - I noticed them in several different towns and cities. Toilets 20c, showers $1. This one is open till about 5 pm. You...

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  • Mural

    This mural in the main street was a nice touch, on the side of a building, depicting a Maori scene. I enjoyed the mural, which brightened up the street on a dull day as this one sure was.

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