Victoria Street Thames
+64 7 868 7308
Welcome to the Perfect Holiday Destination, the Coromandel Peninsula, magnificent scenery, great fishing and beautiful bush walks, only 90 minutes from Auckland International Airport and the cities of Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua. We offer peace and tranquillity yet are only three kilometres from the centre of the town of Thames, and ideally located to explore the scenic wonders of the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit the glow worms at night within walking distance from our Holiday Park.
Dickson Park is set beside a stream, surrounded by native bush and the old Tararu gardens, planted late last century by the settlers looking to beautify this thriving gold town. It is also the site of the remains of the Brown and Campbel gold processing stamper battery. The Gold is mostly gone, or best left in the ground to preserve the scenic wealth of this beautiful area, but the history remains and is a part of life on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Come here to enjoy bush walking, gold panning and exploring the old gold mining areas around Dickson Park, or check out the Coromandel Forest Park, the famous Kauaeranga Valley and Historic Thames, the area's earliest settlement. Once a rich gold mining area, it is now one of New Zealand's most prosperous towns. Thames is the perfect base from which to explore the hundreds of beaches, walks and attractions of the Coromandel peninsula.
We have all the local knowledge on cycling in the area and easy access to the Hauraki Cycle Trail.
We have a wide range of units available, from share backpacker bunkrooms to fully self contained units and motel units. For accommodation that is not self contained, all the facilities you will need are available in the communal amenities for all guests. Please note that our prices may vary with high season rates and/or minimum occupancy and stay conditions. Please ask us for a firm quote when enquiring. Dickson Park also offers a range camping options and has a swimming pool open all summer, BBQ facilities, TV and games room for guests as well as Mini Golf and play areas for children.
NEW Fish cleaning facility Just because the fishing has been so good!!! Ssssh don't tell everyone!
One of the main attractions at Dickson Park for visitors from New Zealand and all over the world is the bush walking and the famous Coromandel Forest Park. Tracks such as the now famous 'Rocky's Goldmine Trail' starting at the gate to Dickson Park and the Tararu valley with its 'Black Hole' waterfall attract visitors from 4 to 84 years old! Our central location and proximity to the Kaueranga valley and the Coromandel Forest Park make us a great central location for individual hikers, explorers and tramping groups alike. Fishing is another great attraction that brings people to this area and, of course, the heritage of one of New Zealands oldest towns with it's rich history as a gold mining centre. The gold hasn't all gone from Thames so for guests at the camp we have free gold pans for you to try your luck. We have tried the pans and found gold but we are still running a camping ground so maybe you won't get rich but it can be a lot of fun.
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