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Things to do in Thames

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Grocery or Supermarket
“Pak'n'save is located by our mall where you will find a variety of stores including The Warehouse, MacDonalds and KFC all in the same vacinity to name a few.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“It tells of our local history with hands on experience as you pan for gold or walk the cave.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Wonderful airy and open space with a vintage industrial vibe and stunning food. Hard to get a table here on Saturday mornings and there is usually a queue , but so worth the wait. Good selection of counter food as well as menu items, which will be beautifully presented at your table with garnish and relishes. Probably the best selection of current magazines and newspapers to read while you enjoy your perfect Flat White ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A great look into the history of the Thames and Coromandel area - very interesting!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Always busy, this bistro and diner with bar is located in one of the oldest 19th Century hotels in Thames. There is a traditional wooden interior featuring vintage photos of the building and street outside, also art from local school students. Karl, the owner, is very friendly and passionate about what he does. There is a fairly large menu, and a Happy Hour every Friday evening between 5-6pm with half price drinks and complimentary snacks.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Vegetarian Cafe with great selection of dishes, meals, snacks and sweet treats. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“It shows our historic gold mining days as well as the settlement of Thames.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“GBD is one of the popular places in town t meet for a casual drink, lunch, after work drinks, dining. It is a bar/restaurant in a 150 yr old original Thames hotel building at the North end of Pollen Street. Proprietor Karl and his staff will be sure to provide you with service, good food and drinks. Tuesday night is quiz night - anyone can join in at a table. Once monthly they have a wine tasting session. Wooden tables chairs and floor mean that it can sometimes be a little noisy but that's part of the atmosphere and fun. Bookings recommended. Check out the menu on-line.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“A wealth of knowledge, a library of pamphlets and so much more to help you find what your looking for, if your going near or far by bus or car this is the place to start exploring our beautiful Thames Coromandel Peninsula, they have it all in store waiting for you.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Cute wee bar on the wharf in Thames. You can order fish n chips next door and they will bring it over to you in the bar while you are having a wine and looking out over the mangroves.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“A tropical butterfly and orchid house - fully sheltered and wheelchair friendly. Drinks and souvenirs also available.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A small shopping mall with Pak'n Save (supermarket), The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationary, clothing shop (Postie Plus), craft shop (Lincraft), book shop, chemist, key cutting, food mall (Indian, McDonalds, Japanese), and more.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cinema
“An "Olde World" picture theatre. A limited selection of movies, but great for a quiet night out.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Gastronomics is a well established dinner and lunch restaurant and relocated with a new decor at the south end of Pollen Street. (Take no notice of the poor and dated Trip Advisor and Zomato reviews from several years ago!!) The Chef owner Kishan is a very accomplished and highly awarded chef who delivers very tasty and well presented food. Desserts are artworks on a plate! Very good for all occasions. Beverley & Tony”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Gastronomics is a well established dinner and lunch restaurant and relocated with a new decor at the south end of Pollen Street. (Take no notice of the poor and dated Trip Advisor and Zomato reviews from several years ago!!) The Chef owner Kishan is a very accomplished and highly awarded chef who delivers very tasty and well presented food. Desserts are artworks on a plate! Very good for all occasions. Beverley & Tony”
  • 1 local recommends
Fish & Chip Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A converted industrial warehouse which celebrates the historic character of Thames with a good selection of delicious Craft Beers and their own home made brews. Big, generous and beautifully presented platters are the speciality and open until later than most of the other eateries in town”
  • 1 local recommends

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