Visitor Information Centres

Information on visitor information centres and I-SITEs around our District.

Visitor Information Centres on the Coromandel

The Coromandel Peninsula has six Visitor Information Centres where tourists, prospective and permanent residents can get all the information they need to make their stay or life on the Coromandel full of adventure, activities, local cuisine and fun. Two of these centre are iSITE accredited (Thames and Whitianga).

The Visitor Information Centres can be found in Coromandel Town, Thames, Whitianga, Whangamata, Pauanui and  Tairua. There is also a Department of Conservation visitor centre in the Kauaeranga Valley about 15km from Thames.

i-SITE and Visitor Information Centre hours 

(As at August 2020)

All our visitor centres are open, with the following hours:

Thames i-SITE:  Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm and  Saturday and Sunday 9.30am - 1pm

Whitianga i-SITE: Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm

Coromandel Town Visitor Centre: 7 days a week, 10am-3:00pm.

Tairua Information Centre:  Monday-Friday 9:30am - 4pm. Saturday 10am-1pm. Sunday – closed.

Pauanui Information Centre: Monday – Saturday 9:30am-4pm. Sunday – 10am-4pm.

Whangamata Information Centre:  Monday – closed. Tuesday – Sunday 9am – 2pm.

For more information on our visitor centres and on visiting the Coromandel, go to the website of Destination Coromandel, our regional tourism marketing organisation.


Find out about more about the Coromandel by visiting our Information Centre websites.

Destination Coromandel

The Council funds an organisation called Destination Coromandel, which is our very own Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO), which has the responsibility of marketing the Coromandel to the world.

They have a great website for visitors and residents where you can find everything you need to know about this very special place.

Visit their website here.