Monavale Homestead, Cambridge
The Waipa District, in New Zealand's North Island, has a resident population of around 42,000. This is fairly evenly mixed between urban and rural, with the main urban populations centred in the towns of Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Pirongia and Kihikihi.
Because of the high proportion of elite soils, the district boasts a rich agricultural base that is dominated by dairy farming, but also features sheep and beef, thoroughbred horse studs, deer farming and fruit production.
Cambridge is a majestic, tree-lined town with a population of approximately 19,000. It is a picture of idyllic beauty and vibrant colour, boasting a star-studded array of sports icons who have gained world acclaim in events such as rowing, cycling and horse riding.
Historic Cambridge offers a variety of choice activities, whether you fancy wandering the streets browsing the numerous antique shops, art galleries and craft stores or walking the heritage trail where you can view a potpourri of architectural styles and impressive buildings, some dating back to the turn of the century.