Top things to do

Gardens in Coastal Route from Thames to Coromandel Town

Rapaura Water Gardens

From Tapu, a mainly sealed 6km drive leads to the Rapaura Water Gardens, a marriage of water, greenery, sculpture and platitudes. There’s accommodation on site (cottage/lodge $165/285) and the well-regarded Koru caf…
Cafe in Coastal Route from Thames to Coromandel Town

Waiomu Beach Cafe

Just north of Te Puru, stop at the colourful Waiomu Beach Cafe for hearty breakfasts, gourmet pizza, freshly squeezed juices and healthy salads. Locally brewed craft beer from around the peninsula is also available.