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Best things to do in Thames

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“The natural Hot springs are brilliant if you have had a hard day or the weather is bad. Go there and soak you woes away.”
10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Pak'n'save is located by our mall where you will find a variety of stores including The Warehouse, MacDonalds and KFC all in the same vacinity to name a few.”
7 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The best craft brewery in the region in my opinion. Grab a beer and a bite to eat at Whenuakite.”
4 locals recommend
Café
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“Wonderful airy and open space with a vintage industrial vibe and stunning food. Hard to get a table here on Saturday mornings and there is usually a queue , but so worth the wait. Good selection of counter food as well as menu items, which will be beautifully presented at your table with garnish and relishes. Probably the best selection of current magazines and newspapers to read while you enjoy your perfect Flat White ”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“Iconic Coroglen pub one of the gems, check for upcoming bands and experience there fab burgers.”
7 locals recommend
Food
“Sit under the kiwi fruit vines, sipping cold feijoa cider, ask for a plum liqueur bomb. Danny will entertain you, giving free samples of his wines, spirits, liqueur and ports-take some home to enjoy. ”
8 locals recommend
Garden
“Five acres of paradise! With a playground, picnic areas, Beverage Can Museum, friendly hand fed birds and fish, turtles, fountains, waterfalls, waterwheels and more. Fully pathed and wheelchair accesssible.”
1 local recommends
Establishment
“It tells of our local history with hands on experience as you pan for gold or walk the cave.”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Always busy, this bistro and diner with bar is located in one of the oldest 19th Century hotels in Thames. There is a traditional wooden interior featuring vintage photos of the building and street outside, also art from local school students. Karl, the owner, is very friendly and passionate about what he does. There is a fairly large menu, and a Happy Hour every Friday evening between 5-6pm with half price drinks and complimentary snacks.”
4 locals recommend
Museum
“It shows our historic gold mining days as well as the settlement of Thames.”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
“A great look into the history of the Thames and Coromandel area - very interesting!”
4 locals recommend
Café
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“Vegetarian Cafe with great selection of dishes, meals, snacks and sweet treats. ”
3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Beautiful home made food and good coffee in a stunning setting. Excellent for breakfast or brunch”
4 locals recommend
Zoo
“From the road, it looks like not much at all, but full of surprises with alot of wonderful little well behaved animals that you can feed pellets and a lovely bush walk. Great for young kids.”
2 locals recommend