In 1867, gold discoveries on ‘The Thames’ transformed this beautiful part of the Coromandel Peninsula into an international phenomenon attracting thousands of eager gold-seekers from all over the world. It also created what was, by the early 1870s, New Zealand’s most populous town – Thames, made up of Grahamstown and Shortland. A guided tour takes you through an operational 19th century Stamper Battery and into one of the richest goldmines of the time. You even get to try your luck at gold panning!
Includes: Door to door transport, attraction entry fees, morning tea, + lunch.