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ITINERARY

AUCKLAND - COROMANDEL TOWN
VIA THAMES

158KM - 2 HR 24 MINS

 

DEPART AUCKLAND FOR THAMES

Head south out of Auckland, and your getaway starts as soon as you turn off the SH2 and enter the Coromandel.
Stop off at the Blueberry Orchard in Ngatea or Piako Pete's for some delicious local smoked fish and homegrown fare for your road trip.
For your first charge, stop off in the old mining town of Thames, famous in the gold mining era and home to heritage attractions. 

THAMES TO COROMANDEL TOWN

The coastal road north up the eastern edge of the Hauraki Gulf is lined with pohutukawa trees, and a short detour to the Square Kauri tree on the Tapu-Coroglen Road is a worthwhile diversion.  

Stop for lunch at Koru Cafe & visit the Rapaura Watergardens on the way.
The view from Kereta Hill as you descend to Coromandel Town merits a photo stop. 

Finish your day in Coromandel Town with our suggested holiday parks.

OPTIONAL ADD ON:

OVERNIGHT IN MIRANDA

Itinerary: Auckland - Miranda, 87km 1hr 26min
Charge: Charge to 100% overnight at campground
Holiday Park: Miranda Holiday Park
Visit: Miranda Hot Pools, Seabird Sanctuary
Eat at: Stray Dog Cafe

 


HOLIDAY PARKS

Shelly Beach Top 10


DAY Charging

THAMES: Fast charge en route to Coromandel Town. 
Recommended Charge: Charge to 80%.
505 Mackay Street, Thames

COROMANDEL TOWN: Fast charge top if needed between day trips.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 80%.
44 Woollams Ave, Coromandel Town


OVERNIGHT CHARGING

HOLIDAY PARK: Medium charge at site overnight & between day trips.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 100% overnight.


 
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

PIAKO PETES   41 Buchanan Road, Ngatea   The best smoked fish and fresh flounder.

PIAKO PETES
41 Buchanan Road, Ngatea

The best smoked fish and fresh flounder.

BLUEBERRY ORCHARD   229 Central Rd S, Ngatea   Best thing for a hot day. Pick some berries and grab yourself an ice cream!

BLUEBERRY ORCHARD
229 Central Rd S, Ngatea

Best thing for a hot day. Pick some berries and grab yourself an ice cream!

KORU CAFE   586 Tapu Coroglen Rd, Thames   Indulge yourself with some home-baked delights, 'dam' good coffees, hearty soups and scrumptious sandwiches.

KORU CAFE
586 Tapu Coroglen Rd, Thames

Indulge yourself with some home-baked delights, 'dam' good coffees, hearty soups and scrumptious sandwiches.

SQUARE KAURI    Tapu Coroglen Rd, Coromandel Forest Park   Climb a short track to marvel at an unusual square trunked kauri and enjoy the view across to Maumaupaki on the main Coromandel Range.

SQUARE KAURI
Tapu Coroglen Rd, Coromandel Forest Park

Climb a short track to marvel at an unusual square trunked kauri and enjoy the view across to Maumaupaki on the main Coromandel Range.