Day Trips & Attractions
Take a day trip and come back for a hot swim at the end of the day...
Miranda Shore Bird Centre: Bird watching, 5 minutes drive on the Seabird Coast.
Miranda Organic Orchards: Organic fruit and juices.
Miranda Hot Springs: Right next door is the largest Thermal Pool in the Southern Hemisphere. Guests that stay at Miranda Holiday Park are entitled to discount tickets.
High Valley Horse Treks: Horse riding on a bush lined farm; situated on Miranda Road, book at camp office.
Boating and Beach Access: All weather boat ramp.
Bayview Hotel: Meals, drinks and entertainment.
Kaiaua Fisheries: Award winning meals and takeaways.
Maori War Canoe: WAKA can be viewed at the local Marae.
Mangatangi Dam: Largest earth dam in the Southern Hemisphere, bush walks and trout fishing (permit required for fishing).
Waharau Regional Park: Tramping, mountain biking and light bush walks, BBQs.
Dragon's Nest Pottery: A fine selection of unique hand made crafts, Dragons a speciality.
Tapapakanga Regional Park: Walks, mountain biking, hiking, beach setting, BBQs and view an old Kauri homestead.
Country Store: Selection of antiques and collectables.
Maramarua Golf Club: 20 minutes drive from us, beautifully kept greens.
Antiques and Curios: A wide selection of antiques.
Copper Kettle: Renowned for its extensive selection and efficient friendly service, Ngatea's award winning 'Copper Kettle' is open seven days.
Ngatea Water Gardens: Uniquely designed 5 acre water gardens with a wide variety of plants and water features.
Hauraki Golf Club: Off State Highway 2, 15 minutes drive from us.
Shopping: Goldfields Shopping Mall and Pak ’n Save Supermarket, and Main Street shopping for all your needs. Saturday morning market.
Cinema: Multiplex Cinemas Main Street.
Thames Goldmine & Stamper Battery: Victoria Street Tour through an old mine and watch the machinery operating.
Thames School of Mines
Nationally significant as a rare and best example of a School of Mines still open to the public.
Butterfly & Orchid Garden: Tropical Butterfly paradise, spot the tree frogs, while butterflies and finches fly freely around you. (Closed August)
Kauaeranga Valley: Rugged bush scenery, clear walking tracks, swimming holes and picnic stops make this a popular trek up to the Pinnacles or Table Mountain.