Day Trips & Attractions Around Miranda


Miranda Shore Bird Centre: Internationally recognised, migrating seabirds can be found here. Bird watching, and a bird display full of information is 5 minutes drive on the Seabird Coast.

Miranda Organic Orchards: Organic fruit and juices.

Miranda Hot Springs: The largest Thermal Pool in the Southern Hemisphere.

High Valley Horse Treks: Horse riding on a bush lined farm; situated on Miranda Road.


A short ride from the cottage along the seabird coast, you will be able to refuel, and take advantage of two shops for provisions, ice creams, or the chance to sit and enjoy a real coffee.

Boating and Beach Access: All weather boat ramp.

Bayview Hotel: Meals, drinks and entertainment.

Kaiaua Fisheries: Award winning meals and takeaways.

Maori War Canoe: WAKA can be viewed at the local Marae.

Mangatangi Dam: Largest earth dam in the Southern Hemisphere, bush walks and trout fishing (permit required for fishing).

Waharau Regional Park: Tramping, mountain biking and light bush walks, BBQs.

Dragon's Nest Pottery: A fine selection of unique hand made crafts, Dragons a speciality.

Tapapakanga Regional Park: Walks, mountain biking, hiking, beach setting, BBQs and view an old Kauri homestead.


Maramarua Golf Club: 20 minutes drive from us, beautifully kept greens.


Antiques and Curios: A wide selection of antiques.

Copper Kettle: Renowned for its extensive selection and efficient friendly service, Ngatea's award winning 'Copper Kettle' is open seven days.

Ngatea Water Gardens: Uniquely designed 5 acre water gardens with a wide variety of plants and water features.

Hauraki Golf Club: Off State Highway 2, 15 minutes drive from us.


Shopping: Goldfields Shopping Mall and Pak 'n Save Supermarket, and Main Street shopping for all your needs. Saturday morning market.

Cinema: Multiplex Cinemas Main Street.

Thames Goldmine & Stamper Battery: Victoria Street Tour through an old mine and watch the machinery operating.

Thames School of Mines: Nationally significant as a rare and best example of a School of Mines still open to the public.

Butterfly & Orchid Garden: Tropical Butterfly paradise, spot the tree frogs, while butterflies and finches fly freely around you. (Closed August)

Kauaeranga Valley: Rugged bush scenery, clear walking tracks, swimming holes and picnic stops make this a popular trek up to the Pinnacles or Table Mountain.