Fishing in Thames • An Interesting Adventure up the Hikutaia River

2024-02-10T13:46:50+13:00February 7, 2024|Adventure Stories, History Stories|

Did you know you can go trout fishing in Thames? We explored the Hikutaia River this long weekend – and yes we took our fishing rods (and licenses)! Hikutaia is south of Thames on State Highway 26 and is the southern border of the Thames Ward. The Hikutaia River flows west from the Coromandel Ranges and into the Waihou River. The Māori translation of Hikutaia is 1. Tail (hiku) of Read More

Swimming Holes in Thames • How to Beat the Summer Heat

2024-02-15T12:25:13+13:00February 7, 2024|Adventure Stories, Places Stories|

Need to beat the summer heat? Here are some of our favourite swimming holes in Thames - plus a bonus swimming beach - where you can soak up the crystal clear cool waters while enjoying the beautiful nature surrounds. And yes, we'll likely add to this article as we go! Message us to share your favourite swimming holes in Thames and include a blurb on why you love it and Read More

Explore Interesting Tracks and Trails within 90 Minutes of Hamilton or Auckland

2024-02-10T13:45:49+13:00January 11, 2024|Adventure Stories, Best Of|

So you’re in Hamilton or Auckland and you fancy getting out into the forest or onto the trail to explore something… interesting. We’ve done the hard work for you, and selected five walks or bike tracks within a 90-minute drive of Hamilton or Auckland - and sometimes even closer. And yes, these are all local Thames walks. We’ve picked some tracks you’ve likely never heard of, some that are close Read More

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