Thames has always held a special place in my heart.
When I was a child we used to camp at Dicksons Park (just out of Thames) and I have endless memories of the fun I used to have with my brothers, sister and cousins as the 8 of us roamed wild and free through the camp ground and the streams in the many weeks we spent there each year.
In later years it became again like a second home when James and I decided after 25 years of friendship that we may be just a little madly in love with each other. Thames is home to the majority of James and his daughters family and prior to moving up here James had a house and paddock on the Hauraki Plains so we know Thames pretty well and are frequent visitors. And I have to say that Thames just keeps on getting better.
For me, the big draw cards for Thames are;
– It’s just over an hour from Auckland
– It’s the gateway to the Coromandel
– It has some very drive worthy places to eat
– It has loads of free things to do
We reckon Thames has a bit of something for everyone to make it easy we’ve sorted it into different things you may want to do in Thames with a picture to get you really curious (don’t worry – we won’t send you off anywhere you will stay right on Getting Lost). We’ve also included a few places in neighbouring towns, but nothing more than a half hour drive out of Thames.
So here we have it – the best things to do in Thames…
The best place to fish – the point of Wilson’s Bay
So head on down (or up) – it’s worth exploring!