Miranda

Gateway to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

Your gateway to adventure

Tasman Holiday Parks Miranda, Firth Thames, North Island

Our Miranda accommodation is the perfect base to explore the much-loved Coromandel Peninsula. Join a kayak tour of world-renowned Cathedral Cove, follow walking trails to see relics from the gold-mining boom, dig a private spa at Hot Water Beach. Browse gift shops then ask the locals to recommend a favourite café!

Must-do's.

Pristine beaches, dramatic volcanic coastline, ancient native forests, mountain summits, marvellous marine and bird life. Connecting with nature is pure joy – whether you swim, kayak, walk, cycle or simply observe.

NGATEA WATER GARDENS

Stroll through two hectares of picturesque gardens, lily ponds, fountains, waterfalls and waterwheels. Ask the kids to find amusing signs and quirky sculptures along the way. Feed fish and birds, meet some of New Zealand’s oldest turtles.

MIRANDA SHOREBIRD CENTRE

Visit the bird hides or join a guided tour to identify endemic species such as the New Zealand Dotterel and Variable Oystercatcher. Spot Arctic migrants such as Godwit, or the endangered Eastern Curlew.

KARANGAHAKE GORGE

Drive, walk, tramp or mountain bike to explore this stunning gorge between the Coromandel and Kaimai ranges. The Windows Walk and Historic Walkway highlight the gorge’s natural beauty and relics of the mining era.

THAMES GOLDMINE

Gain a glimpse of life in the gold mining era at the Thames Goldmine. Grab a hard hat for a guided tour of one of the richest goldmines in its time. Visit an operational 19th century Stamper Battery, pan for gold. Check out the fascinating Cave Weta colony.

TAIRUA & PAUANUI BEACH

Drive an hour to the picturesque town of Tairua for spectacular views of volcanic Mount Paku. Go body boarding, surfing, sailing or kayaking. A 10-minute ferry ride or 25-minute drive will take you to Pauanui, one of New Zealand’s best beaches. 

HAHEI BOAT TOURS

Bask in the beauty of Coromandel’s spectacular coastline. Join a boat or kayak tour to world-renowned Cathedral Cove – make sure you bring a camera on this awesome day out! Marvel at stunning reefs, sea caves and the blowhole.

Kauaeranga Valley

Discover the amazing treasures of Kauaeranga Valley. Walking and tramping tracks reveal ruggedly beautiful gorges, the magnificent giant Cookson kauri tree, Billygoat Falls, wetlands, native flora and fauna. 

Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Track) is one of NZ’s most popular overnight walks. Follow the original packhorse track to the Pinnacles Hut. If you’re feeling energetic, a sunrise climb to the Pinnacles Summit offers breathtaking views of the bush, mountains and peninsula.

Karangahake Gorge

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