Ride the Hauraki Rail Trail through the stunning Karangahake Gorge

One of the easiest Great Rides, the Hauraki Rail Trail, is a gentle cycle through New Zealand’s gold mining history.


Cycle the stunning Karangahake Gorge. © Destination Coromandel

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Sunset Motel Visit website

Only beachfront motel in Thames. We are located in Thames township, going north on State Highway 25. Situated on the beachfront with fantastic sunset views, . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

Travelling the less-sandy side of the Coromandel Peninsula with no plans and a child on board. What could possibly go wrong?  Read the story . . . 

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Rolleston Motel Visit website

13 ground-floor units refurbished 2011/2012. Studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom, serviced daily, fully equiped kitchens. Located in a quiet cul de sac away from main road. . . . More . . . 

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Coromandel: a sting in the tail

Even in an area that has more than its fair share of wonderful beaches, the gems that lie along this road less travelled are in a class of their own... Read the story . . . 

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Miranda Holiday Park Visit website

Our chalets are self-contained units, fully furnished, all bedding/towels provided, separate bedrooms, bathroom, living area, TV and full kitchen. New studios and apartments - mineral . . . More . . . 

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Avalon Motel Visit website

SPACIOUS ROOMS AND FRIENDLY SERVICE Avalon Motel is your perfect base from which to explore the Coromandel Peninsula. Leisurely day trips can be made to . . . More . . . 

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Thames Steampunk

In Thames, the sharpest dressers turn out in goggles and corsets, raggamuffin kids parade in top-hats and tails, dogs in waistcoats travel by lacy pram and gun-toting Mad Max types roll through the middle of the CBD in a train.   Read the story . . . 

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Tuscany on Thames Visit website

"Indulge Yourself" at the "The Pride of the Peninsula." This motel is quality throughout with attention to detail to ensure that your stay is memorable. . . . More . . . 

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Brookby Motel Visit website

Tucked away in a quiet bush setting beside a rippling brook. 5 minute stroll to central Thames shops, restaurants, cafes etc. Closest motel to Thames hospital. . . . More . . . 

Miranda Hot Springs Visit website

Relax with us in our thermally heated mineral water. Centrally located just off SH 2, 45min from Auckland, 60min from Hamilton, and 20min to the . . . More . . . 

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Te Puru Holiday Park

Relax and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of coastal New Zealand in Te Puru; the Gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula. Te Puru Holiday Park is . . . More . . . 

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Thames Valley Motel

Welcome to Thames Valley Motel Accommodation, Ngatea. Situated on State Highway 2 in Ngatea Town Centre, Thames Valley Motel is located centrally between Auckland, Hamilton, . . . More . . . 

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Junction Hotel

Clean and affordable hotel accommodation, ranging from backpacker dorms with shared bathroom facilities to private rooms with ensuite.We offer free WiFi, complimentary tea and coffee . . . More . . . 

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Tapu Camp

Beachfront camp located along the picturesque winding Thames coast, 19km north of Thames. Safe swimming in the sea or river. 4km to boat ramp accessible . . . More . . . 

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Seaspray Motel

The motel that's right on the beach. Explore the Coromandel - you can do it all from here in comfortable day trips. . . . More . . . 

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