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.
If you are unsure once you reach Thames, stop off at our shop Lotus Realm (701 Pollen St) and ask for 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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