Thames & Firth of Thames

During the mining era, Thames was one of New Zealand’s largest towns. These days peaceful Thames and its historic environs fascinate visitors, and wetlands shelter over 100 species of migratory birds.

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Thames

Accommodation

The alternative lifestyle of this area is reflected in the unique, boutique accommodation options on offer here. 

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Thames

Activities

Browse through the diverse range of activities on offer in this area. There are many to choose from, find your favourite!  

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What to do in Thames & Firth of Thames

  • Watch rare wading birds from the Karaka Bird Hide
  • Follow Rocky's Goldmine Trail for excellent views
  • Visit Miranda Shorebird Centre for information on local birds
  • Relax in Miranda Hot Springs
  • Learn of Thames' extensive history at one of two museums
  • Enjoy the pohutakawa lined coast with a scenic drive
  • Hike in the nearby Kauaeranga Valley
  • Buy local crafts at the Saturday morning Thames Market
  • Don't miss the annual Pohutukawa Festival!

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How do you get to Thames & Firth of Thames?

  • Travel by Plane
    • There are no air services to Thames or the Firth of Thames. However, both locations are located just 90 minutes' drive from Auckland and Tauranga, the nearest airports.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Thames or the Firth of Thames.
  • Travel by Bus
    • The Coromandel has several local bus, shuttle and tour companies that include Thames in their itineraries. Many national bus and tour companies include the wider Coromandel region in their itineraries as either a day trip or overnight destination.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • There are no rental car options available in Thames or the Firth of Thames. Most visitors pick up their rentals in other North Island destinations.