Places to Stay

Our region has a great range of top quality Thames holiday accommodation and places to stay. Whether you’re looking for backpacker and budget accommodation, bed and breakfast accommodation, campsites and holiday parks, motels and motor lodges, boutique accommodation and self catering accommodation we have the Thames accommodation for everyone.

If it's a romantic hide-away, a family holiday or somewhere for your sports or social group to take over – you'll find that hospitality awaits you in Thames, the Pohutukawa Coast or the Seabird Coast.


Featured accommodation:


La Casa Te Puru Lodge


La Casa Te Puru Lodge is a Mediterranean style villa in a secluded elevated setting with beautiful panoramic views of the Firth of Thames and the small seaside village of Te Puru on the 'Pohutukawa Coast'. With only a 1 ½ hour drive from Auckland International Airport, or 15minutes from Thames, La Casa is an ideal base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula. Independent travellers and group bookings of up to 12 guests welcome.

Contact: Drew & Christine Borrington
Address: 468 Thames Coast Road, Thames
Post Address: 468 Thames Coast Road, RD5, Thames
Phone: (07) 868 2326
Fax: (07) 868 2326
Alternative Contact: 027 282 3865
Email: lacasatepurulodge@xtra.co.nz

Sunkist International Backpackers


"More than just a backpackers." Quality accommodation, from dorms to doubles. Bike the Hauraki Railtrail or hike the Pinnacles - We have bikes and shuttles for all your adventures. Explore Thames CBD and The Coromandel with us, try canyoning, chill in a hammock or rent one of our 4x4 cars. Historic hotel in a quiet location by the waterfront, close to shops and cafes. Wifi and BBQ available.

Address: 506 Brown Street Thames
Post Address: 506 Brown Street Thames
Phone: (07) 868 8808
Email: info@sunkistbackpackers.com

Cotswold Cottage Bed & Breakfast


Cotswold Cottage is the perfect place to stay while you explore the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula or luxurious getaway to relax unwind and rediscover the pleasures of life. Panoramic views of sea, river and Kauaeranga Valley. Sunny well appointed rooms, full breakfasts, delicious evening meals by arrangement

Contact: Garth and Adrienne
Address: Maramarahi Road, Totara, Thames
Phone: +64 (07) 868 6306
Fax: +64 (07) 868 6202
Email: booking@cotswoldcottage.co.nz

Coastal Motor Lodge


Eleven, 4 star rated self-contained units all with sea and garden views, kitchenettes, new LCD TV’s, Sky guest select 50+ channels, free Wi-Fi, 50 mtrs to boat ramp and sailing club. 1 ¼ hrs. to Auckland airport. 4 self-contained one &two bedroom cottages. Breakfast available.

Contact: Thomas
Address: 608 Tararu Road, Tararu, Thames
Post Address: PO Box 226, Thames 3540
Phone: (07) 868 6843
Fax: (07) 868 6520
Email: enquiries@staycoastal.co.nz

The Junction Hotel


Quality accommodation in an historic hotel est. 1869, located in the famous Grahamstown sector of Thames, with easy access to superb shopping, delightful cafes, many informative museums relating to the gold mining days, the Saturday morning farmers & craft market and the best views of the St. James Church (a local icon). To meet the modern traveller's needs we provide FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, complimentary tea & coffee, a newly renovated bar downstairs, safe secure parking and 24 hour on site staff.

Contact: Carl
Address: 700 Pollen Street, Thames 3500
Phone: (07) 868 6008
Fax: (07) 868 6008
Email: info@thejunction.net.nz

Nightingale Falls Farmstay Retreat


Nightingale Falls Farmstay Retreat is situated on 45 hectares of bush and pasture overlooking the Firth of Thames in the hills of Tararu Bay. Experience Twinkingham Cottage or maybe stay in Shantilly Cottage as you sip drinks from the extensive decking that overlooks the native bush and stunning water views. Check out our website at for our full description of boutique style cottages and rates.

Contact: Karyn or Scott Martin
Address: 126a Victoria Street, Thames
Phone: 07 868 8002
Email: nightingalefalls@farmside.co.nz

Avalon Motel


We have 10 self contained studio and family units and one executive suite with ensuite. Off street parking, SKY TV, laundry, large garden with BBQ area. Cooked continental breakfast available. Seasonal rates apply. On SH25 just south of Thames.

Contact: Yvonne & Keith Burns
Address: 104 Jellicoe Crescent, Thames
Post Address: PO Box 539, Thames
Phone: (07) 868 7755
Fax: (07) 868 7755
Email: stay@motelavalon.co.nz

Thorold Country House


Situated on 6 acres of native bush overlooking the Firth of Thames, Thorold is the perfect country retreat to relax and enjoy the Coromandel yet only 70 minutes from Auckland. Spacious guest rooms and a self-contained two bedroom Garden Cottage all with private entrances, terraces, seating areas and undercover parking. Nearest accommodation to Hauraki Rail Trail, Thames. Delicious full breakfasts and evening meals. Swimming pool and grass tennis court.

Address: 36 Ngati Maru Highway, Kopu, Thames
Phone: (07) 868 8480
Alternative Contact: 021 253 6746
Email: thorold@xtra.co.nz

Richmond Lodge


Garry and Murray welcome you to Richmond Lodge. We offer 2 king size executive bedrooms (1 with balcony and dressing room), each with en-suite and air-conditioning. Our house sits in park like grounds with off-street parking, in-ground swimming pool and sweeping views of the town and sea from your room.

Contact: Garry and Murray
Address: 907 Richmond Street Thames
Post Address: 907 Richmond Street Thames
Phone: 07 868 5664
Fax: N/A
Alternative Contact: 027 4868 705
Email: bookings@richmondlodge.co.nz

Puriri B&B


We offer a beautifully appointed separate self contained unit on our 1.5 hectare lifestyle block in the small rural community of Puriri just 10 minutes south of Thames and 15 minutes from Paeroa. A space where you can rest and relax, unwind and make yourself at home. Come and enjoy our heated swimming pool between November and March. Our comprehensive continental breakfast is extensive with home made blueberry muffins sure to hit the spot. With a small country pub within easy walking distance you can enjoy a drink and a meal without having to travel. Your room comes complete with a TV, DVD and CD player, Microwave oven and Fridge Freezer. Tea and Coffee makings and Wifi for your convenience. A Little slice of rural New Zealand – enjoy!

Contact: Monique Fitness
Address: 8836 State Highway 26
Phone: 07 868 1073
Alternative Contact: 021 521 714
Email: bookings@puriribnb.co.nz

Brookby Motel


Our motto is "A rippling brook, A tranquil scene, A place to rest, A traveller's dream" and for good reason because we offer a quiet bush setting with no traffic noise - only the brook and the birds. We are only a 5-minute walk to central Thames for shopping, dining etc, or short walks to the hills with views.

Contact: Yvonne & Keith Burns
Address: 102 Redwood Lane, Thames
Phone: (07) 868 6663
Fax: (07) 868 6663
Email: brookbymotel@xtra.co.nz

Seaspray Motel


Absolute beachfront, a scenic 10 minute drive north of Thames on the coast road (S.H.25). Bring your boat (parking available), enjoy the beach, go for a bush walk, fish from the gardens edge or just relax. Light the BBQ, enjoy the sunsets, sit on your deck or in the garden with a drink. An ideal base to explore the Coromandel.

Contact: John & Katherine Tizard
Address: 613 Thames Coast Road, Waiomu
Post Address: 613 Thames Coast Rd, Waiomu, RD 5 Thames
Phone: (07) 868 2863
Fax: (07) 868 2863
Email: sea.spray@xtra.co.nz

Dickson Holiday Park


Dickson Park is set beside a stream, surrounded by native bush and the old Tararu gardens, planted late last century by the settlers looking to beautify this thriving gold town. It is also the site of the remains of the Brown and Campbel gold processing stamper battery. The Gold is mostly gone, or best left in the ground to preserve the scenic wealth of this beautiful area, but the history remains and is a part of life on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Address: Victoria Street, Thames
Post Address: PO Box 242, Thames, 3500
Phone: (07) 8687308
Email: thames@vacationz.co.nz

Accommodation at Rapaura


Rapaura is a 64 acre private estate with native trees, ferns, lily ponds and a bushwalk to a cascading waterfall. Self catering boutique accommodation. ‘KORU at rapaura’ serves home-cooked specialties and ‘dam’ good coffee! Open 7 days, 9am 'til 5pm; winter hours may vary. 6.5km from Tapu on the Tapu-Coroglen Rd.

Contact: Sally & Sacha Sank
Address: 586 Tapu-Coroglen Road, RD5, Thames
Phone: (07) 868 4821
Fax: (07) 868 4821
Email: info@rapaura.com

Tuscany on Thames


14 luxurious suites with king/queen beds. Kitchens, superb tiled and mirrored bathrooms with double spa baths. Swimming pool. Close to all amenities. Base yourself here to explore the beautiful Coromandel.

Address: Jellicoe Crescent Thames
Phone: (07) 868 5099
Email: tuscanyonthames@xtra.co.nz

Grafton Cottages


Nestled in a panoramic position overlooking Thames with breathtaking sea views, Grafton Cottage & Chalets offers unique accommodation with individual private chalets plus delicious breakfasts in a secluded, peaceful, tree-lined setting far from any traffic noise. Spend your days discovering the Coromandel Peninsula. Return at the end of each day and relax in the pool or spa or simply laze on the deck enjoying the panorama of the land, sea and sky.

Contact: Alby & Rachel Tukia
Address: 304 Grafton Road Thames, 3500
Phone: (07) 868 9971
Email: welcome@graftoncottage.co.nz

Sunset Motel


Sunset Motel, on the Thames Coast, offers affordable, quality accommodation to base yourself at while exploring Thames and the Coromandel Peninsula. We are also the perfect accommodation choice when attending business conferences or meetings in Thames. For fun family holidays, business travel or adventure getaways, let us be your hosts! Sunset Motels is situated only 5 mins from central Thames, we are the only beachfront accomadation in the area and are proud to say that our views are spectacular. All units are self-contained, with separate bedrooms (except studio), and are equipped with 50+ Sky channels. The motel itself has a barbecue area, guest laundry and don't forget, fantastic sea views.

Contact: Andrea McCartney
Address: 1017 Tararu Road Thames
Post Address: PO Box 59, Thames
Phone: (07) 8688573
Alternative Contact: 027 2689244

Mt Pleasant B&B


Mt Pleasant sits on the hillside amongst massive trees over-looking the Firth of Thames and Thames township. It is only a ten minute walk (1 minute drive) to the main street with its shops, cafes and restaurants. There are stunning views from all rooms and one can relax and watch the sun go down in the evening. Enjoy a kiwi breakfast on the balcony or in the dining room. Mt Pleasant offers 'single party' accommodation with only one single, double, family or group staying at any one time for your privacy.

Contact: Valda & Ross Sutton
Address: 605 Mt Pleasant Road, Thames 3500
Phone: (07) 869 0633
Alternative Contact: 027 303 5349
Email: va.rfsuttons@xtra.co.nz

Rolleston Motel


The quiet motel in Thames offers thirteen recently refurbished groundfloor units. Salt water swimming pool and heated spa pool available for guests. Units Serviced daily. Close to town.

Contact: Mary & Dennis
Address: 105 Rolleston Street, Thames
Post Address: PO Box 228, Thames
Phone: (07) 868 8091
Fax: (07) 868 8783
Email: rollestonmotel@xtra.co.nz

The Old Police Station Bed & Breakfast


This unique accommodation, the former 1909 Police Station in Thames, has been gently restored to highlight it's rich Edwardian period features. Conveniently located in the centre of Grahamstown at the northern end of Thames township, within walking distance of excellent cafes, restaurants, the Saturday morning Thames Market and close to the many tourist attractions that are a feature of The Beautiful Coromandel

Contact: Francis and Fiona Cowan
Address: 730 Queen Street, Thames, 3500
Phone: (07) 868 8886
Email: oldpolicestation@gmail.com

Te Mata Lodge - Thames Coast


One and two bedroom self-contained cottages and cabins in idyllic and peaceful river valley. Enjoy kayaking, trout fishing, swimming hole, bush walking and gold panning. Just a few minutes to the beach. A central base for exploring the Coromandel Peninsula. 20 mins north of Thames.

Contact: Murray & Dorothy Wakelins + Michael and Jovana Wilkes
Address: 18 Eames Crescent, Te Mata, RD5, Thames
Phone: (07) 868 4834
Fax: 0800 420 868
Email: info@tematalodge.co.nz

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