With our unique location, Grafton Cottage is the perfect place for your intimate wedding celebration. Please discuss with us how we can assist to make your special day a truly memorable one.

Experiencing the Coromandel is endlessly rewarding - allow at least a couple of days to appreciate the stunning coastline, beautiful beaches and diverse arts and crafts.

Explore an old goldmine, a pottery, or a tropical butterfly sanctuary. Go fishing, hiking or bird watching. All of the holiday attractions are within easy reach of your accommodation at Grafton cottage. Return to your chalet at the end of each day and relax in the spa pool.

We have a wide range of brochures and maps and enjoy helping you choose what to do on your vacation. We can also arrange tours, cruises and fishing trips.

In and Around Thames

All these attractions are within 10 minutes of Grafton Cottage.

Tropical Butterfly and Orchid Garden
Thames Goldmine and Stamper Battery

Bush walks


Grahamstown Market:
Held every Saturday in Thames this market attracts hundreds of tourists and locals. While street musicians sing and play you can select vegetables and fruit gathered earlier in the day, browse the curio, craft and plant stalls, eat a hot mussel fritter and take away delicious baking.

Within half an hour of Grafton Cottage

Rapaura Water Gardens

Miranda Hot Springs
Wilderness Gems
Ngatea Water Gardens

About an hour from Grafton Cottage

Driving Creek Railway and Potteries
Coromandel township

More than one hour from Grafton Cottage

Hot Water Beach
Hahei & Cathedral Cove

Waiau Waterworks

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For more information about Thames visit this website:



Thames Info
Thames market
Tropical Butterfly & Orchid Garden
Tropical Butterfly & Orchid Garden
Rapaura Watergardens
Rapaura Watergardens
Piako Ostriches
Piako Ostriches
Driving Creek Railway
Driving Creek Railway
Cathedral Cove
Cathedral Cove

Hot water Beach
Hot Water Beach
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