Cambridge’s tree planting legacy
Cambridge Farmers Market is situated in a leafy part of town. Held every Saturday between 8.00 to noon browse for goodies / deli treats for an impromptu picnic. Since 2010, the weekly outdoor market has taken place in the picturesque Victoria Square in the centre of Cambridge. Mature exotic trees add to the ambience. There is usually live entertainment with visitors collapsed under the trees enjoying the bounty of a classic market. Cambridge’s main street is framed by mature oak trees creating a spectacular autumn show. Your quick trip from either Auckland or Hamilton just might become a weekly affair. For dedicated autumn foliage buffs check out the 2003 (established) The Oak Arboretum in Cambridge. There are stainless steel nameplates on each post, detailing the botanical name, the common name, the countries where they are native, and the date of planting (2003). For map details check travel pack information, Cambridge, Cambridge Tree Trust.
Rainy weather, don’t be put off, foliage glimmers in the wet light. Cambridge’s main street has cafes with plenty of shade or shelter from the weather.
What to do with kids
- Saturday market treats savoured under the autumn tree foliage
- Walks along Lake Karapiro