Hauraki Rail Trail
The Hauraki Rail Trail - is an 82km trail and is the easiest cycle trail in New Zealand to ride with the longest tunnel 1.1Km and showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer, from the Pohutukawa trees on the Thames Coast, through lush green Waikato farm lands, to areas rich in pioneering history. A major highlight includes riding through the stunning Karangahake Gorge, one of the "14 wonders of New Zealand". The trail follows the path of two historic railway lines, running from Thames to Paeroa and Waikino to Te Aroha, while a new path will link Waikino to Waihi. Planning is under way for the trail to go from Thames to Kaiaua.
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TCA Your Gym
"Want to keep your fitness up". Free use of full Gym facilities (right next door!!) bookings essential.
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Kauaeranga Valley Recreation
Kauaeranga Valley is a part of the Coromandel Forest Park, and while not a National park. The early European history of Kauaeranga Valley is associated with the Kauri timber and gold mining industries. There are over 20 walking tracks ranging from 20 minutes to overnight trails.
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The Butterfly House & Orchid Garden
The Butterfly House & Orchid Garden - Only 1km north of the township, there are many different species of butterfly and up to 400 of them at any one time. A must visit, adults and children enjoy this very special place.
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Thames Society of Arts
Located in the Old North School building, only 3 mins from the town centre, there is a unique selection of high quality, original work by local artists.
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Thames School of Mines & Museums
All within 400 meters. Learn about the gold mining history from the Bella street pump house to the School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum. These 3 museums will help you discover a world gone by, steeped in local history.
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Thames Wholesale Fisheries, Coffee House & Bar - A 2 minute walk from Tuscany on Thames Motel
The Wharf Coffee House & Bar located at the Shortland Wharf. Relaxing & Calm atmosphere, enjoy Lavazza Coffee & a carefully selected Wine menu or a Fresh Fruit Ice-cream while you wait for Fish & Chips cooked from Thames Fisheries.
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