- Cathedral Cove, Accessible via Hahei
- Hot Water Beach is a beach with two hot springs emerging under the sands, meaning visitors can dig their own hot pool. A popular and busy tourist destination, visitors are advised to arrive an hour or two before low tide, when the springs emerge from the receding tide. Hot Water Beach is signposted from the road south of Whitianga.
- Tararu Valley Sanctuary is an active rainforest protection project and sustainable living community, just 15mins from Thames that welcomes volunteers and travellers who wish to make a 'koha' or gift to the New Zealand environment. The Sanctuary has giant kauri trees and rich birdlife.
- The winding coastal road from Thames north towards Coromandel Town is worthly of special mention also. In December the beautiful pohutakawa trees flower, and is a site to behold. This tree is affectionately known as the New Zealand Christmas tree, and several festival events in December celebrate the time.
Coromandel is noted for its beautiful beaches, with backdrops of lush native bush in the hills. The gateway to the Coromandel, the Kopu bridge, is a wonderful one way bridge that is just 110 km from Auckland. From this bridge you can go in a loop around the entire Coromandel peninsular. All roads lead to Coromandel Town at some point.
Intercity Coachlines  operate NZ's national bus network with daily departures. Tickets can be purchased online or throughout the country at numerous agents inlcuding the i-site network.
- Driving Creek Railway  is a tourist attraction close to Coromandel Town which began life as a back yard project for sculptor Barry Brickell, who initially created his narrow gauge railway to help extract sculpting clay from deposits on his land. Over the years it has grown into an elaborate mountain railway with spirals, tunnels, viaducts, reversing points, and a summit station called the "Eyefull Tower" with views above the forest canopy across the Coromandel. The one hour return trip is priced at NZ$20.
- Peppertree Restaurant & Bar (31 Kapanga Rd, Coromandel, t +64 7 866 8211) – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Be sure to bring a sweater. It can be chilly sometimes. Also try to book in advance if there is anything you really want to do.
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