Visiting Thames

Auckland to Thames

Located approximately 100km south-east of Auckland Airport, Thames is only a short 1hour 20min drive from New Zealand's largest city.  The easy drive down State Highway 1 and onto State Highway 25 makes it the perfect location for a day trip or a weekend escape.

If you don't have a car you can also easily jump on a bus or enjoy a scenic ferry cruise from downtown Auckland to Coromandel town which takes 1 hour and 50 minutes. There are scheduled flights into Whitianga and helicopter flights to and from the Coromandel region. You can also charter flights into Thames airport.

Hamilton to Thames

If you are traveling from the south you will find Thames is approximately 100km north east of Hamilton.  The 1hour 20minute drive from Hamilton takes you through Morrinsville and up State Highway 26.  Buses run from Hamilton to Thames daily.

Explore Thames
Staying in Thames
Places to eat in Thames

Discover Thames

You'll be captivated by Historic Thames and enthralled by the surrounding nature. Thames, home to the Kauaeranga Valley and the Pohutakawa Coast, sits where the Waihou river meets the Firth of Thames. With the longest main street in New Zealand, be delighted with our cafes after browsing the shops - Our heritage is gold, our town, a treasure!