2 days in Thames & Waihi Itinerary

2 days in Thames & Waihi Itinerary

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2 days in Thames & Waihi Itinerary

Start: Thames
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Thames
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
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Waihi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Thames

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Thames

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Thames is a town at the southwestern end of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand's North Island. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum, admire the natural beauty at RAPAURA Watergardens, and then take in the natural beauty of Miranda Hot Springs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thames road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Thames are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Waihi.

Things to do in Thames

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RAPAURA Watergardens ©
RAPAURA Watergardens
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Miranda Hot Springs

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Waihi

Waihi ©
Waihi is a town in Hauraki District in the North Island of New Zealand, especially notable for its history as a gold mine town. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway, see the interesting displays at Gold Discovery Centre, and then hike along Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waihi attractions website .

Getting from Thames to Waihi by car takes about an hour. In November in Waihi, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Waihi

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Gold Discovery Centre