Attractions & Activities

Sometimes you don't have to go far to find great things!


Stuff to see and do in and close to Dickson Park


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.

Our pages are new so the information here is about us and the immediate surrounding area. We hope to bring you more information about the greater Coromandel Peninsula in the future but in the meantime if you have any questions about other attractions in this area, email us and we will try to help.


Bush Walks

  • Rocky's Goldmine Trail
  • Kaueranga Valley walkways
  • Pinnacles walk
  • Coromandel Forest Park
  • Waiomu Kauri walk
    Waiotahi and Karaka tracks


  • Kaueranga trout stream
  • Famous Thames flounder
  • Some of New Zealands best surfcasting (shore fishing). The magnificent coast road from Thames to Coromandel provides easy access to often excellent fishing. Shellfish: mussels, oysters, pipi (clams), cockles etc.
  • Snapper of the Hauraki Gulf
  • Commercial fishing trips

Historical Thames

  • Thames School of Mines Museum
  • Gold Mine and Stamper Battery tours
  • Historical Museum
  • Thames Heritage Trail
  • Colonial Buildings
  • Genealogical research

Art and Handcrafts of the Coromandel Peninsula

  • Grahamstown Craft Markets
  • Thames Arts & Crafts Centre
  • Coromandel Craft Trail
  • Driving Creek Railway - Barry Brickell
  • Weta - Coromandel Town


  • Department of Conservation
  • Miranda Naturalists Trust
  • Thames Waterfront Bird Hide
  • Raupara Water Gardens
  • Wilderness Gems


  • Golf
  • Horse Treks
  • Kayaks
  • Gliding
  • Bowls
  • Miranda Hot Pools
  • Most other sports...ask us about special interests

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Contact Us

Dickson Holiday Park
Victoria Street
PO Box 242
New Zealand

Telephone international +64 7 868 7308
local 07 8687308