Cottage | Thames | #37659
Escape the hustle and bustle. This beautiful cottage welcomes you. Conveniently close to Auckland - 60 mins drive.
Great fishing at your doorstep - close to boat ramp.
The Miranda Hot Springs is a popular attraction, with thermally heated fresh mineral water pools 5 min drive.
Cafe: Stray Dog Café – I minute up the road.
Taste Kaiaua's famous fish & chips at Kaiaua Fisheries Restaurant. Dine in their licensed restaurant or enjoy wrapped takeaway food.
Bay View Restaurant and pub - great menu
Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Center is an excellent stop to escape the city and have a look at some of New Zealand’s amazing bird life. Best bird-watching is two hours either side of high tide. The Seabird Coast is a popular attraction, home to up to 20,000 migratory seabirds and waders, rich in marine life, and an ideal spot for bird watching, picnics and fishing.
Bush walks in Hunua Ranges, Waharau Ridge Track.
Hauraki Rail Trail.
Miranda to Thames is a 25 min drive – lots of restaurants, cafes, sightseeing - Thames Market on a Saturday - very popular with locals. Thames Society of Arts, Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum, Butterfly and Orchid Garden.
A wonderful day trip is through the Karangahake Gorge – either walk or hire electric bikes from Paeroa Sportsworld. This walkway follows the gold rail trail between Paeroa and Waihi.
Paeroa is known as the Antique capital of New Zealand – 30 min drive from Miranda.
In the surrounding area there are numerous art and craft stores/ workshops. Ngatea Art Gallery. Metal Sculpture Gallery, Waitakaruru.
Another day trip could be to Waihi to see Martha’s Gold Mine.
This property is also a great location/ property for a small intimate country wedding. Just hire a free standing marquee, set this upon the lawn in front of the cottage. Plenty of parking spaces in paddock. Great photographic opportunities. Please note: Minimum rate for wedding hire of property is 3 nights.
Special conditions: Smoking OK outside. Pets welcome - please advise us at booking. Plenty of parking for boats, jet skis etc. For stays longer than a week, rates are 'negotiable'. Lots of room for children to play around outside and explore. Kaiua has a children's playground and is known for best fish and chips in NZ. Location is great to explore, Thames, Ngatea, Coromandel, Waihi, Paeroa. Walks, beaches, arts and crafts, birdlife, cafes, antiques, hot pools, Gold mine.
2 x Single bed
Combined living/sleeping area
2 x Fold-out sofa bed
1 x Queen bed
1 x Single bed
|Rate period||Week day||Weekend/Holiday|
25-Jun-17 to 25-Sep-18
|For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/night;|
*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.
Stayed here? Add a Review
This was a really gorgeous place to stay fresh off a long plane-journey from the UK that landed at the crack of dawn, only an hour's drive from Auckland Airport. The house had everything we needed and more including air conditioning, and the deck was a fabulous place to relax outside. Even better than the photos! Miranda Shorebird Centre was a very short drive away, we visited the Coromandel, and there's also a great cafe nearby. Would definitely want to stay again if we return to NZ.
Take the Papakura turnoff , drive through Cleveland and follow the sea bird coast route. Leave the coast and head inland to Miranda , tucked behind the barn sits Miranda Orchid Cottage, a modern cottage with a north facing deck, immaculately presented with bowls of seasonal fresh fruit ,vegetables, eggs all from the farm. Recommend the Miranda Hot Springs Pool, go early. Naturalist Bird Centre use their binoculars and bird watch, finish off with a coffee and browse the souvenir shop.