School of Mines & Mineralogical Museum
Thames Small Gauge Railway
Young 'uns will enjoy the 900m loop ride on this cute-as-a-button train.
Pioneer relics, rocks and old photographs of the town.
Karaka Bird Hide
Built with compensation funds from the Rainbow Warrior bombing, this hide can be reached by a boardwalk through the mangroves just off...
Rick's Wine & Brew
With art-deco chandeliers, zany wallpaper and regular live music, Rick's is the sort of place where a solo traveller of any gender can...
Stylish and spacious, this cafe deinitely channels the cosmopolitan vibe of a certain Australian city. Chic industrial furniture and...
101 Cochrane St · interesting places nearby
School of Mines & Mineralogical Museum information
The Historic Places Trust runs tours of these buildings, which house an extensive collection of NZ rocks, minerals and fossils. The oldest section (1868) was part of a Methodist Sunday school, situated on a Maori burial ground. The Trust has a free self-tour pamphlet taking in Thames’ significant buildings.