The Waikato/Bay of Plenty region has a lot to offer guests choosing Domain House for their accommodation. The advantage of Domain House is the ease of travel to the many different and great locations around the region and what Cambridge itself has to offer you.
Cambridge is home to both NZ Rowing and Cycling which creates a great platform for our local elite athletes to train, visitors are also welcome to share these excellent facilities at the lake and the Avantidrome, both only a short drive away.
Many additional sporting events are hosted at the lake including the Maadi Cup and the Waka Ama, along with many other fantastic water sports such as kayaking, waterskiing and jet boating.
The Avantidrome is only the beginning for the cyclist as there are also many and varied cycle trails close at hand.
Another major event close to Cambridge is the annual National Agricultural Fieldays held at the Mystery Creek event centre which is only a 10 minute drive away.
The Cambridge area is also famous as one of the great thoroughbred nurseries of the world with many of the star names of the Australasian turf beginning their careers here.
Be certain to book your accommodation early as demand always increases around the many different events in the area. Go to the event page to see up and coming events.
Waitomo Caves is one of the must-see natural attractions in the North Island of New Zealand. There’s so much to do! Above-ground attractions combine with underground attractions to create Two Landscapes and Twice the Fun! Only 1 hour travel time from Cambridge, don't miss out on seeing one of natures wonders, the glow worms.
For more information visit http://www.waitomo.com/
Voted New Zealand's 2016 most popular tourist destination, located on one of the most picturesque private farms in the Waikato, just outside of Matamata, is the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. You are able to take a fascinating two-hour guided tour. Only 1/2 an hour's drive from Cambridge or a shuttle bus ride from the iSITE centre this popular tourist destination is a must.
For more information visit http://www.hobbitontours.com/
Whether you’re looking for world-class surf, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, inspiring arts, a relaxing lunch or simply a good old cup of coffee, laidback Raglan really does have something for everyone.
Situated on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, just a 45-minute drive west of Hamilton and only a little over hour from Domain House, Raglan offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
For more information visit http://www.raglan.net.nz/
Other great places to visit include Rotorua with special attractions like the natural hot pools and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Maori Culture through different shows and events on offer. http://www.rotoruanz.com/visit/travel-kit/i-site/
The great Lake Taupo offers many adventure activities including; bungee jumping, trout fishing, Huka falls, Prawn fishing and lots more; or simply relax cruising on the lake and take in the mountain views. http://www.greatlaketaupo.com/taupo-i-site/
Visit Mt Maunganui with its rich cafe culture on the beach-front of white sands and take a stroll around the base of "The Mount" or, if you are enthusiastic and energetic, climb Mount Maunganui for beautiful views of the coastline. http://www.bayofplentynz.com/discover/mt-maunganui
Okoroire Hot Springs
Just over half an hour's drive from Cambridge, the Okoroire Hot Springs is the ideal place for a hot pool getaway to rest and relax in the tranquil thermal waters of Okoroire. Take the short bush walk to the charmingly rustic private pools, surrounded by bush and ferns. http://www.okohotel.co.nz/
When you're done soaking, pop up to the hotel and enjoy a meal or a nice cool drink, 9 holes of golf or go for a walk around the quaint wee nearby town of Tirau famous for its specialty shops, Antiques, and galleries.
Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a mainland ecological island located in the North Island of New Zealand. Surrounded by the world’s longest pest-proof fence, Sanctuary Mountain’s ancient forest offers a sanctuary for populations of many of our most endangered species – from birds to bats, frogs to reptiles, tuatara to giant weta. A great adventure easily accessible to the public. http://www.sanctuarymountain.co.nz/
There are so many things to do and see around Cambridge, from adventures to beautiful nature walks to beaches and lots more in this beautiful region, that you will be able to plan your day trips with ease.
Cambridge is certainly the perfect location from which to explore the central North Island of New Zealand. For more information go to the iSITE office in the Town Hall building in central Cambridge or visit http://www.cambridge.co.nz/