This place is truly an ideal destination for people looking for a relaxing getaway. There are plenty of amazing places that you can visit when you spend your getaway here. Aside from the number of places that you can visit, there are also lots of activities that you can do here that ensure you of a fun and exciting time. Thames is definitely a great place to visit with the people closest to your heart.
Thames is an historical town situated
between the calm waters of the Firth of Thames and the majestic ranges
of the Coromandel. Thames is a great place to base yourself when
visiting the Coromandel Peninsula. Most places on the Coromandel
are within 1 to 1.5 hours drive from the township and of course there's
lots to keep you busy - whether you enjoy browsing through our numerous
and varied speciality shops, delving into Thames' colourful history, participating
in some of our sporting activities or experiencing our beautiful forests
The Kauaeranga Valley lies in the hills just
behind Thames and offers extensive walking tracks and camping opportunities
as well as some of the more adventurous activities that the Peninsula has
to offer. The Thames Coast, a beautiful stretch of scenic coastline
just north of Thames, also offers a variety of activities and accommodation
and is a great place to do a spot of fishing.
The population of approx 7,500 is serviced
by a large supermarket, air conditioned shopping mall, many large chain
stores and well as boutique shops.
There is a good trade/service sector, strong
industrial group, commercial centre, hospital and medical centre suporting
Thames and larger Coromandel region.
Thames boasts many pre-school/childcare facilities,
several primary schools, a high school, as well as tertiary courses and
continuing education programmes.
When work and school are out, there is literally
hundreds of sports groups, clubs, organisations, service groups, arts &
crafts, gardens and numerous outdoor activities to occupy your spare time.
Or just sit back and relax -catch a movie at one of the 5 cinemas, sip
coffee with friends at a trendy cafe or soak in the breathtaking sunsets
with a cold drink at your side.
If you really have to leave town - it
is only 1-1.5 hrs to three major cities (if you like that sort of thing!)