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La Casa is only a scenic twelve minute drive north of Thames. This historic seaside town has a rich history in goldmining and offers many attractions.

Thames Market

Description: The Thames market has many local products for sale, including hand crafted jewellery, skin care products, hand made soaps, artisan cheese, salami and honey.


Time from Te Puru: 15 min by car


When to visit: Saturday morning from 8:30am to 12:30pm 



The Historical Museum

Description: Discover the history of Thames, including the amazing world of the Maori, the original settlers of this region.


Time from Te Puru: 15 min by car


When to visit : Open daily from 1 pm to 4 pm


Historic Buildings

Description: Grahamestown: Historic Buildings from mid 19th Century when Thames was a Goldmining town.


Many shops and cafe's as well as restaurants and historic hotel open for meals


Time from Te Puru: 15 min by car


When to visit : Anytime, shops are open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings

Bella Street Pumphouse Museum

Description : A museum for discovering the Goldmine factory history of Thames.


Time from Te Puru : 15 min by car


When to visit : Open Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm

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