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Seaspray Motel is a small retro 1960s vintage motel right beside the sea on the Thames Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.

All units are absolute waterfront with uninterrupted sea views.

Fish from the lawn! Or maybe see dolphins and orca pass by from your comfortable cape cod chair.

Disconnect and travel back to a simpler time of the Kiwiana motel with spectacular sunsets and moonsets. Our aim is to be laid back and relaxing rather than uptight and upmarket. We are pet friendly (pets by prior request).

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The Seaspray Motel sits absolute seaside at Waiomu Bay a beautiful 14 kilometre coastal drive north from the gorgeous historic town of Thames.

We're an awesome little motel to base yourself while you explore Thames and the Coromandel Peninsula by day and then relax to watch the sun setting from your deck by evening.

Just down the road, opposite the beach reserve is Waiomu Beach Cafe for coffee, ice cream, gourmet pizza and delicious brunch and lunch meals. A fishing shop beside the cafe provides for all your fishing and bait needs. And yes, it's true, you can catch fish from outside your unit!

The Waiomu Coast to Kauri walk is a gentle native bush walk that takes about 2 hours return, featuring giant native New Zealand Kauri trees.

Within a 5 minute drive you'll find a couple of general stores that do fish and chips and takeaways (one also has fuel pumps) and a pub. There are several excellent local fishing charters. Historic Coromandel town is a spectacular scenic 45 minute drive from here.

In little over an hour you can drive through the Tapu Coroglen Road (make sure you stop at the Rapaura Gardens and cafe) to the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula to visit Cathedral Cove, Hahei, Hotwater Beach, Whitianga and more. 

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You'll always find your hosts, Katherine and John happy to help with anything you need, or advice on local Coromandel Peninsula things to see and do.


Seaspray - A real kiwiana motel right by the sea

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What a great place to stay! Me and Anthony had such a great time, loved the amazing ocean views and we even left this morning with a couple of fish for dinner caught right off the lawn.


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Michaela Polzleitner

A great place for gal time out, it's also pet friendly.

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Book directly with us online or by phone.

Our affordable studio unit suits one or two people. Or choose one of our comfortable one bedroom or two bedroom units.

With just six units, whichever one you choose, your Thames Coast motel accommodation will be absolutely waterfront! 


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