Cambridge, a small rural community located in the heart of the Waikato, is a serene little town, vibrant yet quiet.

Home to the prestigious boarding school St Peter’s College as well as Cambridge High School. Cambridge is a true remnant of New Zealands previous eras. The town itself is based around twenty minutes north-east of Hamilton. Here one can combine sport, nature and great schooling opportunities. The landscape is astonishing, and for those who love nature, this is the place to be!
Cambridge has it all for those who enjoy a bit of nature, whilst still having the size and comfort of a larger settlement area. The town is one of New Zealand’s classic architectural sites, boasting largely colonial style housing. The surrounding area is the perfect environment for those who love to ride equestrian, play golf, cycle or enjoy other sporting activities such as rowing or tramping. The “Town of Trees” lives up to its’ name with the stunning range of exotic trees that add to the English-style town atmosphere.

Historic Cambridge offers a wide choice of activities for the visitor. Walk the heritage and boutique trails and discover the beautiful range of shops many set within heritage buildings. The Tree Trail takes in the Town Square and the hidden treasure of Lake Te Ko Utu. Maungatautari is a mountain sanctuary for native wildlife only 15 minutes drive from Cambridge and now a beautiful home for reintroduced kiwi and their new born plus other native birds.

The equine industry brings a great deal of fame to this town, with many overseas horse buyers recognizing the quality of our thoroughbreds. Notable studs include Cambridge Stud, formerly the home of Sir Tristram and currently of champion Sire Zabeel. Cambridge offers ample opportunity for the horse enthusiast to follow their hobby frequently.

If you would like to study in an area which is quiet and rural, yet provides a standard of world class education which is seldom matched, Cambridge might just be the place for you!

Schools in this Location

St Peter’s School, Cambridge

St Peter’s School, Cambridge is one of New Zealand’s leading independent, Anglican, co-educational day and boarding secondary schools. We accept international students from Year 9 to 13. The ethos of the school is based on providing a holistic education for the whole person – Mind, Body and Spirit. Our campus caters for approximately 1240 day and boarding students, on 100 acres of park-like grounds near Cambridge, a short drive from Hamilton City.

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Cambridge High School

Cambridge High School was first established in 1883, located in Cambridge and has a long proud record of academic, cultural, and sporting achievement. Cambridge High School is a co-educational state secondary school. The school is very much part of the Cambridge community, participating in a wide network of formal and informal relationships with other agencies and groups.

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