Really nice SC area in the center or Thames. There is indeed no sign but as it says on the tcdc.govt.nz website (link in details) you can park opposite of the houses between “Brown Street and Esplanade Reserves from Walter Street to Thames Squash Club” which gives you a lot of parking spaces! We were the only one! Was there from 2pm to 5.30am the next morning so didn’t see the rangers. Toilets near are closed during the night but you have 24h toilets 5’ walk. It is a really quiet area. I recommend it better than the other SC Danby Field.
GERARD & AXELLES
Perfect place for one or two nights.
2min walk to the toilet.
3min walk to the shoppingmall.
Toilets are 5/10
Not very clean but it's a flush toilet.
About 10 spots, but be quick.
In summer it will be busy.
we stayed here a couple times.
was all good.
even little playground for todlers.
police station is 2min walk across the street, opposite the toilets.
Nina & Ant
Great overnight parking spot in town, right next to the supermarket. I don’t expect any as this is a free spot.