Kauaeranga Visitor Centre, Thames

4.7
The Department of Conservation Kauaeranga Visitor Centre is located about 9km out of Thames along the Kauaeranga Valley Road. It serves as the main DOC visitor centre for both the Kauaeranga Valley and the rest of the Coromandel Peninsula.

The visitor centre is filled with informave displays about the history and nature of the valley. We provide information to visitors about the valley and other DOC managed areas of the Peninsula. We also have a gift shop and drinks and ice creams.

The Kauaeranga Valley provides access to the Pinnacles hut (the largest DOC hut in New Zealand), as well as 8 campgrounds, the Kahikatea powered site, 4 backcountry campgrounds and Crosbies hut.

It also has a number of beautiful walks and plenty to see, including our replica Kauri Dam, Hoffmans Pool and the huge Cookson Kauri tree.

Visit the Department of Conservation website for more information about the valley, and for access to our brochure http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/coromandel/coromandel/kauaeranga-valley/
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  • Really helpful staff, lots of information on hand. Also supplies (drinks, freeze-dried food etc) for the various hikes. Some nice festival activities going on this avo  more »
  • Staff very helpful. You book all your camp sites at the vistor centre. Due to a back injury of one of party we didn't walk in today. But its the start place for the great Pinnacles walk  more »
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  • Great place to get information before the trek. Coffee is good. Could be better. Washroom is neat.
  • Such an awesome place to go I highly recommend anyone who wants to go there just go for it because it is very beautiful there 😊😊
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