104 Jellicoe Crescent, Thames, New Zealand

Thames, named after the wider locality "The Firth of Thames" was so named by Captain James Cook in November 1769. To the local river "Waihou" he gave the name Thames 'on account of it bearing some resemblance to that river in England'.

Thames is an historical town retaining many of its historical buildings from its gold rush beginnings.

Motel Avalon is a great place to base yourself when visiting the Coromandel Peninsula.

Most places on the Coromandel are within 1 to 1.5 hours drive from the Thames making Avalon Motel the perfect base – whether you enjoy browsing through numerous and varied speciality shops, delving into Thames' colourful history or experiencing the beautiful forests and coastlines.

Motel Avalon is close to the Kauaeranga Valley offering extensive walking tracks and we are located opposite the start of the Thames/Hauraki Rail Cycle Trail.


Avalon Motel is the following distances by road from these locations:

  • Coromandel Township – 55km
  • Whangamata – 55km
  • Whitianga – 88km
  • Hamilton – 98km
  • Tauranga – 109km
  • Auckland – 113km
  • Rotorua North – 153km
  • Taupo – 201km