Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk


Visit one of the Coromandel Peninsula’s finest kauri stands on the Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk. It's an easy walk that follows the  Waiomu stream up the valley. The surrounding forest is lush and full of tree ferns and birdsong. Read More

John William Hall Arboretum


John William Hall Arboretum is New Zealand’s oldest arboretum, established in 1872 by Thames chemist John William Hall. He began planting his three-acre property in 1872, initially to control erosion when he became alarmed at the effect of rainfall on Read More

Kuranui Bay Reserve


Kuranui Bay Reserve, located at Kuranui Bay, is at the North end of Thames township. It’s the last stop before you start up the Thames Coast Highway (SH25) and marks the end of the Coastal Walkway. Here you’ll find ample Read More

Thornton Bay


Thornton Bay is a small coastal settlement of approximately 330 people according to the 2023 census, and it's an ideal place to stop for a family swim, launch your kayaks, catch a sunset, explore the rock pools, or cast a Read More

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