Stay & Explore

Corbett House is perfectly situated as the hub for your next weekend getaway. There are are so many things to see and explore in the local area. We have outlined our personal must-see attractions and places to visit below.


The Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its pristine beaches, misty forests and laid-back vibe, it is one of New Zealand's most popular holiday destinations.

Drive times from Corbett House to: 
Thames - 20min
Tairua - 45min
Whangamata - 56min
Hot Water Beach - 1 hour
Coromandel Town - 1 hour & 20min
Whitianga - 1 hour & 25min

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Hauraki Rail Cycle Trail

The 136km trail showcases some of the areas best scenery, and as a Grade One cycle trail, it is suitable for all fitness levels and cycling skills.

Corbett House is ideally situated for those wanting to make use of the various cycle trails in the area. It is located just 200m from Corbett House. After hitting the trails why not soak those tired muscles in our cedar hot tub, while enjoying our wonderful accommodation.

We have a number of trail bikes available for free as well as a large bike stand to use.

Further information about the Hauraki Cycle Trail is available online through: and and at the Paeroa information hub, 101 Normanby Road.
Phone 07 8628636

Local Beaches

There a large number of beautiful beaches within easy driving distance of Corbett House. These include:

The Thames Coast - 20min drive

Waihi Beach - 36min drive

Whangamata - 55min drive

Whitianga - 1 hour & 24min

Hot Water Beach & Hahei - 1hour drive 

Cathedral Cove - 1hour & 15min drive

Waihi beach

Waihi beach

Hahei beach

Hahei beach

Cathedral Cove

Cathedral Cove


The Cheese Barn

Home of champion award-winning organic cheese since 1994.
Local makers of BioGro certified organic cheeses, yoghurts and more products that are unhomogenised, gluten free, have no GMO, no artificial additives, no antibiotics or growth hormones and no chemical sprays.

They have a licensed cafe, gift shop and many animals.

Located just off the Hauraki cycle trail, The Cheese Barn is an easy bike ride away from Corbett House.


The Thames Markets

Street market operating every Saturday from 8am - 12pm with stalls offering veggies, fruit, many of them organic, plants, flowers, arts, crafts, collectibles, and fine food.


The Karangahake Gorge

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway follows the old railway line between Paeroa and Waihi, giving access to impressive remains from the mining and railway eras.

This walkway features historic railway remains in a stunning natural gorge, including two steel truss bridges and a 1 km rail tunnel. The walkway follows the railway line through the gorge and then opens out alongside the Ohinemuri River, passing through the huge Victoria Battery complex and terminating at the Waikino Station where a cafe and train rides can be investigated.

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Waihi - New Zealand Heart of Gold

A gold mining history spanning three centuries and a local open-pit mine that is still fully operational. The Ohinemuri River flows through Waihi on its way to the ‘must-do’ Karangahake Gorge. In the gorge you can fish for trout, take walks through old mining tunnels and relics, or cycle the Hauraki Rail Trail. Waihi Beach, just 10km from Waihi, offers 9km of sweeping white sand and is one of the safest surf beaches in New Zealand.


Other things in the Waihi area:

Goldfields Railway
Travel back in time and enjoy a ride on a heritage train with Goldfields Railway. 
Journey between Waihi and Waikino at the eastern end of the spectacular Karangahake Gorge.
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Te Aroha Mineral Spas

Soak in the natural, silky mineral water that has made Te Aroha famous for over 100 years.
Relax and unwind in our beautiful wooden tubs that reflect our beautiful natural environment, nestled at the foot of Mount Te Aroha.


Bullswool Farm & Nature Park

Located in the Karangahake Gorge, a favourite visitor destination, nature reserve and slice of rural paradise.
Located: 240 Rahu Rd, RD4, Karangahake Gorge, Paeroa.

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Wairere Falls

Wairere Falls is quite a hard walk but well worth the effort to get to the top of the waterfall with fantastic views of the Waikato region.
At 3.9ks you'll need just under 2 hours to walk one way to the top of Wairere Falls.

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The Pinnacles Track

This popular walk leads to the Pinnacles Hut, and on to the summit of the Pinnacles with spectacular views of the Coromandel Peninsula. It can be completed as a day or overnight walk.

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For your own Middle-earth adventure, daily tours are available to visit the original Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and The Hobbit films.

Just a 1 hour drive from Corbett House.
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Your Local Dinning Options - Our Local Recommendations 


The Pioneer Tavern: Hosts Raymond and Suzanne
Phone: 078624730
Bar meals, takeaways. Wednesday night: Roast night (always popular)



The Refinery in Paeroa - Our top lunch pick!

The Refinery in Paeroa - Our top lunch pick!

The Refinery - Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee - Our top lunch pick!
5 Willoughby Street, Paeroa
Phone 07-862 7678

one3one - Restaurant, Cafe and Bar
Open from 10.00am seven days a week.
131 Normanby Road, Paeroa
Phone: 07 8627273
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm and accepts gold card.

Karangahake Winery and Estate
Phone 07 8628874

The Falls Retreat Bistro
25 Waitawheta Road, R.D.2 Waihi
Phone 0 78638770

The Falls Retreat in Waihi - Our top dinner pick!

The Falls Retreat in Waihi - Our top dinner pick!

Thai Sa was Dee - Thai Restuarant and takeaway
130 Normanby Road, Paeroa
Phone 07-862 8844

Bakehouse Cafe and Roasts
38 Belmont Road, Paeroa
Grilled kiwi meals and hot roast meals

Golden City Takeaways - Chinese Smorgasboard, fish and chips, country fried chicken.
132 Normanby Road
Phone 07 8628496



Grahamstown Bar and Diner
GBD Restaurant
Phone 07 8686008

Di Luccas - Italian
640 Pollen Street, Thames


Cumin Restaurant - Fine Indian cuisine

Nakontong Thai Restaurant
Phone 0-78686821

Kebab Express
451 Pollen Street
Phone 07 8689683