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. T

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 

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

Thames i-SITE:  Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm and  Saturday  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 and Tuesday  – closed. Wednesday – 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.



Expressions of Interest

We're calling for Expressions of Interest in running the information centres in Whangamatā, Thames and Whitianga.

The contract will run from 1 October this year until 30 June 2024, with our Council providing a set amount of funding through a Service Level Agreement.

Expressions of Interest close 5pm, Friday 27 August 2021.

If you want to chat to us about options or have some other ideas of how to offer the service, please contact Kirstin Richmond 07 868 0200, or email

You can download more information and forms on the right-hand side of this page. 

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.