Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre

125 Victoria Street, Thames, Waikato
PO Box 538, Thames 3540
New Zealand

+64 (0)27 417 1854

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Intercity Buses operate services to Thames, the cost is $20 from Auckland Airport.
An alternative is booking a Go-Kiwi shuttle bus which costs approximately $55 one-way from Auckland.
We recommend using Google Maps and printing out directions.
  • When you arrive in Thames township, continue along the main road (Queen St) which takes you past the township and heads up the coast.
  • As you head out of town you will have the water on your left.
  • After about one kilometre you reach Tararu and the first 50k sign.
  • There are now houses on your left and right - towards the end of the straight take the first street right, Victoria St.
  • You will notice a sign advertising the Dickson’s Holiday Camp and Butterfly House.
  • Sudarshanaloka is approx 5km up the valley.
  • Continue along past the camp ground and over the ford.
  • Keep going up the gravel road, you will cross another ford, then a white bridge.
  • Keep going until you find a grassed area on your right and a wooden sign saying Sudarshanaloka.
  • Go down that driveway, cross the ford and head up to the community car park. You have arrived!

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