12km north of Miranda Holiday Park is Kaiaua and Kaiaua Fisheries. Open daily from 9am till 8.30pm. Famous fish and chip takeaway, basic sit-down restaurant. There’s also an old style pub next door with evening meals too. Also for boaties, a handy ramp to firth of Thames habour across the road.
Just 30km away, 25 min. Kopu/Thames is the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula. This old township has good shopping, cafes, restaurants, a McDonalds, KFC and several pubs, like the Junction. Also there’s several local tourist activities, like the goldmine tours.
The Junction Hotel is one of the oldest establishments in Thames, with a reputation for good food and great service. It can get a bit noisy at weekends, but ideal for that weekday lunch or dinner.