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DICKSON HOLIDAY PARK

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THAMES
On the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula
NEW ZEALAND






Welcome to the Perfect Holiday Destination, the Coromandel Peninsula, magnificent scenery, great fishing and beautiful bush walks, only 90 minutes from Auckland International Airport and the cities of Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua. We offer peace and tranquility yet are only three kilometres from the centre of the town of Thames, and ideally located to explore the scenic wonders of the Coromandel Peninsula. The Park is now the Home to the Tropical Butterfly and Orchid Garden ... New Zealands ONLY tropical Butterfly House and a major attraction. Featured on Maggies Garden show, this garden is a work of art in which you can walk among some of the worlds most beautiful and spectacular Tropical Butterflies.

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Dickson Park is set beside a stream, surrounded by Native Bush and the old Tararu gardens, planted late last century by the settlers looking to beautify this thriving Gold Town. It is also the site of the remains of the Brown and Campbel gold processing stamper battery. The Gold is mostly gone, or best left in the ground to preserve the scenic wealth of this beautiful area, but the history remains and is a part of life on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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Come here to enjoy Bushwalking, Gold panning and exploring the old Gold Mining areas around Dickson Park, or check out the Coromandel Forest Park, the famous Kauaeranga Valley and Historic Thames, the area's earliest settlement. Once a rich Gold Mining area, it is now one of New Zealand's most prosperous towns. Thames is the perfect base from which to explore the hundreds of beaches, walks and attractions of the Coromandel peninsula.

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Now you might like to look at the facilities and accommodation we have to offer you.

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