Sights & Attractions in Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty

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Name Category Location
 
Bounty
This design store–cum–gallery is Thames' best option for buying...
Museums / Galleries Thames
 
Butterfly and Orchid Garden
A few minutes' (3 km, 1.8 mi) drive north on the way out of Thames...
Gardens / Arboretums Thames
 
Elms Mission House
Built in 1847, this was the first Christian missionary station...
Museums / Galleries Tauranga
 
Goldmine Experience
To learn about early gold-mining efforts in the Coromandel, stop...
Tours Thames
 
Grahamstown Saturday Market
On Saturday mornings, the northern end of Thames' main street...
Gardens / Arboretums Thames
 
Kaiate Falls (Te Rerekawau)
The falls are a little off-the-beaten-track but worth the trip...
Forests Tauranga
 
Mauao (Mt. Maunganui)
This volcanic mountain is the region's geological icon, with...
Viewpoints Tauranga
 
McLaren Falls Park
A 15-minute drive south of Tauranga off State Highway 29, this...
Viewpoints Tauranga
 
Mount Surf Museum
This quirky spot displays more than 500 surfboards, some from...
Museums / Galleries Tauranga
 
The Organic Co-op
This small shop in Thames sells some of the region's best organic...
Stores / Malls Thames
 
Papamoa Hills Regional Park
Twenty kilometers (12½ mi) from Tauranga, the 45-minute summit...
Parks Tauranga
 
St. George's Anglican Church
Opened in 1872, St. George's Anglican Church is worth a quick...
Religious Sites Thames
 
Thames Historical Museum
At this tiny museum you can look into earlier ways of life in...
Museums / Galleries Thames
 
Thames School of Mines Mineralogical Museum
The School of Mines provided practical instruction to the gold...
Museums / Galleries Thames
 
Zohar
If you're looking for easily packaged New Zealand objet d'art...
Stores / Malls Tauranga
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