Reaching the summit of the Pinnacles should be on the list! The stunning Kauaeranga Valley, located upriver from Thames is one of New Zealand’s true hidden treasures. Of the many popular historic walks in the foothills of the valley, The Pinnacles walk rates as one of New Zealand’s most popular overnighters, with an 80 bed DOC hut often booked out well in advance. The Pinnacles can be walked in one day if you're fit enough. Allow 8 hours to do the loop, transport options are available to pick up and drop off from Thames.