How to get there:

From Auckland to Thames
Travelling south on the Auckland Motorway, turn left at the bottom of the Bombay Hills onto SH2, (signposted to Tauranga and Thames).
Take SH25 on the left to Thames/Coromandel. Follow signs to Thames, crossing a single lane wooden bridge at Kopu.
Thames is a few kilometres up this road.

From Hamilton to Thames
Take SH26 north to Kopu, where you join SH25. This road continues north to Thames.

From Thames to Whangapoua
From Thames, continue up the beautiful coastline SH25 through Thornton Bay, Te Puru, Waiomu, Tapu and Te Mata, travel inland for around 20 minutes then take the right hand turn (still SH25) signposted: Whitianga, Whangapoua, Matarangi & Kuaotunu. (Do not take the 309 road to Whitianga!).
Stunning views of the eastern Coromandel await you at the top of the hill.
Take the first left-hand turn to Whangapoua.

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