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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“A lovely small lake in the heart of Cambridge. If you park on Thornton Road near the Begonia House you will find signposted tracks leading down to the lake. It takes about 1/2 an hour to walk around it.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A reformed church serving great locally brewed beer and good pub food. Casual dining for the whole family. Kids enjoy eating here also.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cinema
“A great little independent cinema which shows a mix of movies from around the world. There are 4 small cinemas with very comfy seating and you can purchase a wine, a beer and / or platters enjoy as you watch your movie.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“If you want a good meal and able to take your family this is the one that will be best for you. Often a good idea to book a table.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I great contemporary restaurant. I would recommend that you book. During Summer you can sit outside on the sidewalk and enjoy your meal and watch Cambridge go by.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Pré order your shopping and pick up when you arrive or go world famous athlete spotting while you pick up essentials. Great selection of everything including gluten free, organic necessities. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Establishment
“The hub of NZ cycling. Also includes a bike park and playground for the children”
  • 22 locals recommend
Establishment
“Ecosanctuary contains wild kiwi, tuatara, kaka and many native bird. Best place for chance sighting of birdlife. Walks from 30 mins, 2h and 6h over the mountain.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“Fresh, tasty gourmet food. Lots of organic food and free-range meats options. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good for a few drinks, meet some locals and good value light dinner or snacks.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cambridge - Fantastic high end restaurant, excellent service, lovely menu, friendly welcoming hosts, great atmosphere. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“"Our Menu combines Mexican, South American & New Wave Asian influenced Street Food with an emphasis on the fun & the interesting - enjoy. All our food on our menu is available to takeout!"”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“Excellent for history of the Cambridge area-sited in the Old Courthouse in the CBD.If you want to know where Carbine-the famous race horse lived, or where the nearest NZ Land Wars sites are - this is where you will get the answers.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“So much on offer at Lake Karapiro. Playground for the kids, amazing cafe, stunning views...definitely worth a visit. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Within walking distance at the lake. Great views of the lake and good coffee. Elite rowers hangout.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“"Sila Thai Restaurant is in the heart of Cambridge and is the only provider of Authentic Thai cuisine in the region. We have chosen the best dishes for our menu that are cooked by a native Thai chef. We are BYO wine and Fully Licensed. "”
  • 5 locals recommend