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Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty New Zealand

Published: 12 April 2017
Last Updated: 24 September 2019

Papamoa Beach is a small town in New Zealand which is located on the east coast of the country and just across from Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and neighbouring town Te Puke.  Papamoa is a great beach town and popular Summer holiday spot, it is great for fishing, surfing and other water sports. 

What to expect.


Papamoa is full of nice locals with a great community. You can expect to be treated nicely when passing through as this is a tourist town.


There are a few good hikes around the bay of plenty region but not so many within Papamoa, some include:

Check out the following:

  • Kaiate Falls (Papamoa)
  • Leisure Island (Mt Maunganui)
  • McLaren Falls Park (Tauranga)
  • Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Summit Walk (Mt Maunganui)
  • Papamoa Hills (Papamoa)
  • and More

Mountain & Trail Biking, Cycling

A lot of the walking tracks will double as mountain biking tracks, however, there is probably much more motocross available in Papamoa.

  • Maddix Bike Park
  • Amped Motos
  • TECT All Terrain Park


There are a lot of great places to get food in Papamoa, with a vast variety of different cuisines to match what ever you may be craving. Check out the list below to find food near you.


There are a lot of backpackers and motels located around the city, check back soon for updates on accommodation places available.

Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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