We have made it a simple process for campervan rentals in Thames. Situated at the south western end of the Coromandel Peninsula is the town of Thames. Located in the North Island, the town at its peak during the Gold Rush was the second biggest in New Zealand. However, as the gold became scarcer, so did the inhabitants. Today it is home to around 6,700 people.
The town of Thames was actually and amalgam of two much smaller towns, Grahamstown and Shortland. There was only about 1.6 kilometres between to the two towns. Today many of the origin buildings still stand.
Behind the town lies the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley which offers a range of walking tracks and camping spots. One of the more adventurous activities it has to offer is abseiling down the waterfalls. The scenic coastline offers many great places to throw in a line and do some fishing.
The town is certainly no bustling metropolis, but is has all of the mod cons that you need whilst travelling through or departing from such as supermarkets, retail shops and a cinema. There is a great selection of small cafes, eateries and restaurants in the town.
Some of the local attractions include the Thames Society of Arts, the Watercolour Studio, Bounty Art & Craft, the Thames Historical Museum, the Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum, the Bird Hide, The Treasury, The Cheese Barn, the Thames Small Gauge Railway, Miranda Hot Pools and the Ngatea Water Gardens.