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Private room in Papamoa
Beach Holiday Cabin, Papamoa Beach
The Holiday Cabin is situated a short walk from Papamoa Beach, it has its own access and comprises of a comfortable room with queen sized bed, en-suite bathroom, storage. Facilities include a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, Wifi. We are near to the shops, cafes and food court at Papamoa Plaza, Fashion Island & the Surf Club and within reach of Baypark & Bayfair. Off street parking and good bus links available. Great for single travelers, couples or a business trip.
$46 per night
Guesthouse in Papamoa Beach
Papamoa Beach Abode
Located at the rear of a full size section, this brand new purpose built studio is the perfect place for your next beach escape. Only a 2 minute walk to the beach and 7 minute walk to the local shopping centre. The studio has its own deck and lawn area to enjoy the sunshine and take in the stunning sunsets over Papamoa Hills. Fitted out with all new items, we haven’t spared any expense to ensure you won’t be disappointed with your stay.
$87 per night
Guest suite in Papamoa
Beachside unit, short walk to shops/cafés and bars
This very cute and comfortable self contained unit has a king size bed, with ensuite (shower and toilet). Includes kitchenette that has a microwave, cook top oven, frypan, air fryer, fridge, plus tea & coffee facilities. 2 minutes walk to beach, shops, cafés and restaurants. Off street parking, with bus stop outside.
$53 per night

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PAK'nSAVE Papamoa52 locals recommend
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Rain Bar & Restaurant29 locals recommend
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B L U E B I Y O U65 locals recommend
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Fashion Island Shopping Centre66 locals recommend
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Papamoa Plaza73 locals recommend
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Henry & Ted52 locals recommend

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Home on the Range
$91 per night
Guest suite in Papamoa
Papamoa Beach Studio - smell the sea air
$48 per night
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Little Paradise in quiet Papamoa
$33 per night
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‘A Stone’s Throw’ Papamoa Beach Studio, 200m>Beach
$80 per night
Home in Papamoa
Entire house, private, 1 minute walk to beach
$110 per night
Private room in Papamoa
Papamoa Retreat, Close to Cafes
$45 per night
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Beachside Haven
$80 per night
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Beach life 1 bedroom cabin
$61 per night
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Casa del Mare on Papamoa Dunes
$87 per night
Townhouse in Papamoa
Large bedsit flat with kitchen and bathroom
$85 per night
Guesthouse in Papamoa
Modern, airy & cozy oasis - Pāpāmoa Beach Studio
$78 per night
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Papamoa Beach 1 Bedroom House - with beach access
$83 per night

Your guide to Papamoa

All About Papamoa

Papamoa is a long stretch of golden sand on the eastern fringe of the city of Tauranga on New Zealand’s North Island, lapped by the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean in the Bay of Plenty. The beach is backed by a green coastal reserve, and behind that, the shops and residential streets have a village atmosphere, with cafes serving New Zealand’s popular flat white coffees.

Papamoa is a much-loved holiday beach for swimming and water sports. There is a surf lifesaving club in the center of the beach that provides patrolled areas for swimming. The waves are occasionally big enough to attract surfers, and surf-casting fishing is popular here. Picnic tables are shaded by evergreen pōhutukawas, which bloom brilliant red in December and are nicknamed the New Zealand Christmas tree. Away from the beach, stroll through the extensive parkland and waterways of the Wairakei Reserve or hit the Summerhill mountain bike park or inland golf course.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Papamoa?

New Zealand has a temperate climate, and the Bay of Plenty area is known for particularly high levels of sunshine throughout the year. As it is in the Southern Hemisphere, seasons in New Zealand are opposite to what you are used to in the US. The summer months last from November through April, with February being the hottest. Make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen at all times as the UV rays can be very strong, even when temperatures are not high. On Saturdays in the summer, the Papamoa Pony Club hosts Little Big Markets, with gourmet food trucks and craftspeople selling their wares, as well as live music and kids’ entertainment.

Christmas and January are the busiest time of the year, and Papamoa accommodations can get booked up quickly. Fall and spring remain warm, and with fewer visitors, this may be the ideal time to come. The coolest months are June and July, but it never gets too cold in Papamoa, and the winter season is still great for outdoor activities, even swimming.

What are the top things to do in Papamoa?

Boat cruise

The nearby wharves in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui offer opportunities for wildlife spotting by boat on the rich marine waters. You’ll have the chance to watch humpbacked and blue whales in the spring and autumn and orcas throughout the summer. You may also see penguins and hammerhead sharks. If you’re lucky, big pods of dolphins will cavort around the boat, and you’ll spot fur seals basking on island rocks.

Kaituna Wetland and Scenic Reserve

The Kaituna River has its mouth at the eastern end of Papamoa Beach and extends upstream through a scenic reserve. You can hike the well-kept Kaituna Wetland Loop Track through this lush area, which has a viewing area and information boards about the natural environment. Further upriver, the Kaituna is famous for whitewater rafting and kayaking.

Mount Maunganui

The extinct volcanic cone of Mount Maunganui can be seen from miles around, and at the summit, you’ll have views of the Bay of Plenty — from Papamoa Beach and the outlying islands sitting like green jewels in the sea to the blue smudge of the inland Kaimai Ranges. There are two summit tracks, depending on your fitness level. Oruahine is more gradual and has stunning views of the open ocean, while the Waikorire track is steeper and passes through lush native forest. For a more accessible option, take the base track around the mountain, which features sea views most of the way.

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