Rapaura Water Gardens Boutique Accommodation - Thames, New Zealand

Accommodation Thames New Zealand

Our Thames accommodation is located at the heart of New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula’s. Thames is often considered the gateway to the picturesque Coromandel Coast, but is far from a drive through town. Our Thames hotels are set against the idyllic backdrop of the Thames estuary and the dramatic volcanic hills of the Coromandel Forest Park and Kauaeranga Valley. Thames has a fascinating history built on gold mining and forestry, both of which were once such prosperous industries that Thames at one stage was considered a possibility for New Zealand’s Capital city. The evidence of Thames’ historical significance is abundant as wooden commercial buildings, pubs and homes retain plenty of the character of the past. A stay in a Thames hotel will allow you to immerse yourself in history with two museums to visit and goldmining and fossicking to try your hand at. The old comfortably rubs shoulders with the new in Thames, with a modern shopping centre and plenty of boutique shopping, you can still experience a cosmopolitan atmosphere in the heart of yesteryear. There is plenty to experience while you stay in a hotel in Thames as the colourful history and relaxed ambience of the town is alive in the pubs, restaurants and markets in the area.

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