Thames to Coromandel Town

Thames to Coromandel Town

Scenic Drive

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6 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

18 Scenic Attractions

12 Thames

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Taupu Bay
A Pohutakawa tree hangs precariously to the side of the road
Looking down on Kirita bay

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about 1 (54kms)

Its 54kms from Thames to Coromandel town its a nice drive that literally hugs the coast for the first 30kms passing through some cute little beach settlements, and then winds over hills that provide spectacular panoramic views of the sea, farmland and islands. Enjoy the scenery but concentrate where you are going. The drive takes about 50 minutes if you rush, but why not take your time and enjoy the beauty along the way.

Check out some of the the old baches (beach houses) that still liter this coast, drive slow as you pass through Waikawau – this little settlement is made up of old railway carriages. Stop at the lookout at the top of Kirita Hill and marvel at the breathtaking view that stretches out before you.

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North IslandCoromandelThames

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Hake Dolce

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice sea views.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Lukas Schenke

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful beaches, nice forest, surf spots, Cathedral Cove etc. You have the impression that you are in the Caribbean!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Shany Maydan

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

The trees, the shore, the road itself = I could live on this road.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Janina Zwerver

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views! But very bendy road, so take your time.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Marvellous.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Marvellous.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Love Christchurch