Just 30km away, 25 min. Kopu/Thames is the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula. This old township has good shopping, cafes, restaurants, a McDonalds, KFC and several pubs, like the Junction. Also there’s several local tourist activities, like the goldmine tours.
30 minutes drive south and whilst on your way to Waihi beach, stop at Paeroa. A small town (that is big enough to have a McDonald’s), is also the home of the famous Lemon & Paeroa drink. This, from an earlier time when the town used water from a natural spring to make a delightful
If you want a good day trip to the south, them there’s a lot going on in the farming district. Matamata, 75min from Miranda, is a nice country town, with ample walks and things to do. Start at the Matamata iSite Centre Hobbiton Movie Set Allow 90 minutes drive from Miranda. The Hobbiton Movie set