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  • Suburban Kitchen

    I was taken to this cafe by a local friend, highly recommended. Suburban Kitchen is a small cafe, you can sit inside or out, depending on the weather. I just love the retro decor, including oldstyle refridgerator, milkshake machine and so on. As well there is a small collection of old egg beaters hanging on the wall. Lots of athletes around us,...

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  • Off the beaten path hidden gem

    I was taken to this cafe by a local friend, highly recommended. Suburban Kitchen is a small cafe, you can sit inside or out, depending on the weather.I just love the retro decor, including oldstyle refridgerator, milkshake machine and so on. As well there is a small collection of old egg beaters hanging on the wall. Lots of athletes around us, this...

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  • 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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Cambridge Nightlife

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    Cambridge Raceway: Good Old Trots

    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!

    Racing this time... Racing this time...
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Cambridge Shopping

  • NZ art etc on the main road.

    ** Update, cafe still open but gift shop has closed** Dec 2015--------Here you find a very nice café, Internet Access and Tax Free Shopping for travellers. And the craft shop sells very tasteful and high quality New Zealand art and crafts. These fine NZ crafts are at the top end of the price scale for such things, but the quality is very good and...

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  • 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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Cambridge What to Pack

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    Cold winter

    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 General

  • 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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