Thames Coromandel

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Local Travel Guide


What a combo: stunning scenery, golden beaches and a warm climate for year-round biking. Thames was also once a major gold mining town… Explore tunnels lit by glow-worms, follow old rail tracks, spotting gold mining relics along the way.

Taste of: Hauraki Rail Trail


By Alison Smith

The 77km Hauraki Rail Trail is one of the trails established by the Government, Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki District Councils, and is among 23 Great Rides of New Zealand developed under the New Zealand Cycle Trail – Nga Haerenga.