Pickup in Auckland and take a quick drive to paradise. The summer playground for many New Zealanders, the Coromandel Pennisula is home to some of the countries most stunning beaches whilst being sprinkled with wonderful arts and crafts and artisan food and wines. We recommend at least a couple of days to explore the Coromandel region. Driving to Coromandel from Auckland makes for a truly scenic trip, and there's a wealth of activities in the region to explore. From beaches, to hiking, to cycling, to yet more fantastic beaches, Coromandel is a great place for a holiday trip. There are loads of campgrounds to stay in, many with spots right by the beach, so it's the perfect spot for a motorhome journey.
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Backed by thl and their combined decades of experience in the tourism and motorhome industry, Mighway allows you to rent your vehicle to discerning travellers so you can earn money and share the experience. Mighway offers two levels of service to best suit your needs, Mighway's Local and Managed services. Simply choose your level of service - whether it's the hands-on Local service, or hands-off Managed - and we'll take good care of the rest.LEARN MORE
The Treasury is well-named. It will provide safe storage for the records and stories of the people of the old goldfields region - Thames, Coromandel, Tokatea, Kuaotunu, Whitianga, Tairua, Whangamata, Waihi, Waikino, Karangahake, Paeroa, Te Aroha, and the Hauraki Plains. Finding the stories about your early family is very rewarding. We will make this as interesting and as easy as we can for you. Our collection includes books, photos, maps, plans, letters, certificates, genealogies, oral histories, Commemoration Pages, the Pioneer Family Register. We will provide indexes to help make your research quicker. A research officer will answer enquiries for you if you are unable to visit us.
Today, a visit to Thames School of Mines opens the book on early New Zealand history, starting with the chief Te Apurangi whose descendants lie in the sacred urupā. The original education buildings look (and smell!) much the same as they did in the past, and feature authentic period equipment and laboratories. The Mineralogical Museum holds one of the best collections in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than 3000 specimens which include fossils from both New Zealand and abroad.
Guided tours bring this special site to life with captivating stories about the Hauraki area’s people and places. A few minutes’ walk from the centre of town, the Thames School of Mines is also an excellent venue for school or group tours, and a great place to start your exploration of the Thames and other historic Hauraki gold fields.
The Coromandel Peninsula's most visited museum with exhibits about the Polynesian navigator Kupe, Maori artifacts, the Endeavour and James Cook, HMS Buffalo (sunk 1840), kauri timber and gum, the old dairy factory in which the museum is housed, early settlers' records and photographic collection, natural history displays and the History of Fishing display.
The Glass Bottom Boat in Whitianga has been delivering quality scenic tours on the Coromandel Peninsula since 1992. The many years of operating has allowed us to fine tune our tour to provide an unforgettable experience.
Why choose us:
- Very highly ranked on Trip Adviser, voted #1 Coromandel Boat Tour and #2 Must Do boat activity in New Zealand.
- The only Coromandel Boat Tour to give you a window to the underwater life with the option to snorkel with what you see.
- Professional and friendly skippers and crew have extensive knowledge of the area and will provide you with a fun and exhilarating tour.
- The only boat with two crew to assist you during the tour (over the summer months).
- Our purpose built vessel is the optimum is passenger comfort and safety. Enjoy the comfort of our cabin keeping you protected from the sun or any weather conditions.
- The only vessel without designated seating, allowing you to get up and move around the boat as pleased.
- Our mammal watch permit allows us to get up close and personal with any dolphins, orcas or seals we come across during the tour.
- We care about our environment. We recycle, reuse and repurpose as much as possible. We use eco friendly products when possible and try very had to limit our waste.
• A self-contained motorhome camping zone is located in the middle parking bay on the western side of the carpark at Danby Field (Queen Street SH25 in Thames) • This location will accommodate up to 15 self-contained motorhomes • Only self contained vehicles that can show they comply with NZS 5465:2001 will be permitted; • A maximum of two nights stay; site to be vacated by 9am • Persons must move at the request of an authorised officerVisit Danby Field
This is a new Thames-Coromandel District Council designated freedom campsite that came into effect from the 1st of December, 2014. Self contained vehicles (that can show they comply with NZS 5465:2001) can stay here for a maximum of two consecutive nights, departing no latter than 9am. 4 closely spaced carparks allocated for free camping at one end of the car parkVisit Woollams Avenue Carpark
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