Dickson Holiday Park is the newest member of Family Parks. Located in Thames, at the southwestern end of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand’s North Island, the park is the perfect destination for your next trip.

The Park

Set beside a stream and surrounded by native bush, Dickson Holiday Park offers peace and tranquillity. Only three kilometres from the centre of the town of Thames, and ideally located to explore the scenic wonders of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Dickson Holiday Park is located in 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 Campbell 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 in the Coromandel.

Your Hosts

Your hosts, Elena and Matthias.

Elena and Matthias are a Spanish-German couple with five grown-up kids. They immigrated to Thames and the Coromandel in 2010. Matthias is a GP (family doctor) by trade.

In 2012, they opened a BnB, and in 2015, they founded JollyBikes, a bicycle shop and tour operator, with a special emphasis on e-bikes. In July 2022, they acquired Dickson Holiday Park, with a long history and tradition.

Explore Thames

The town of Thames is only 90 minutes from Auckland International Airport and to the cities of Hamilton and Tauranga. Bush, scenic bays, mountains and cycling trails are all in immediate vicinity. Museums, eateries, art and antiques shopping, a coastal walk, all part of Thames.

Thames is your basecamp on the Coromandel Peninsula, the perfect holiday destination for enjoying magnificent scenery, beautiful bush walks, cycling, playing, swimming, great fishing, and simply relaxing.