A historical town situated 1.5 hours' drive from Auckland, Thames is located between the Firth of Thames and the majestic ranges ofThe Coromandel. A ‘crafty’ town, Thames is proud of its heritage and is connected to the natural environment with an expansive bush wilderness as its backdrop. There are also many delightful shops here with local produce, art and friendly service. Follow the Thames Coast north to experience a stretch of Pohutukawa-fringed coastline interspersed with coastal villages, garden retreats, classic old dairies and other attractions awaiting those willing to take a more relaxed pace.
Stay & Explore
The Coromandel is a renowned outdoor haven where rugged terrain meets idyllic coastline. The town of Thames is no exception, with its spectacular Pinnacles walk set in The Kauaeranga Valley to the Thames Coast Road fringed with Pohutukawa. Rich in gold and kauri history, the museums, stamper batteries and heritage experiences are plentiful.