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Home in Papamoa
Sea-breeze Luxury Escape
Kick back and relax in this calm, stylish space that is only a two minute walk to the beach. One of a kind, this brand new luxury one bedroom unit has all the comforts and amenities of a full house while being the perfect size for a couple to get away. The home has a full kitchen, living area, bedroom, bathroom and own laundry area. Extremely private, the property has its own undercover outdoor deck/dining area, lawn with gardens and is fully fenced with its own driveway.
$79 per night
Guest suite in Papamoa
‘A Stone’s Throw’ Papamoa Beach Studio, 200m>Beach
Modern Beach Studio with own separate ranchslider entrance; integral double garage separates Studio from main house. There is another door in the Studio that you can keep locked but enables you to access garage if you wish to store anything. Studio has high ceilings, double glazing, heat pump. 200 metres to beach, 1.2 km to Fashion Island & Papamoa Plaza, easy 15-20 mins walk via reserve with walking/cycling tracks. Approx 6 kms to Bayfair shopping. Quiet location.
$68 per night
Guest suite in Papamoa
Everything you need near the beach
Newly renovated studio room with luxury tiled shower, laundry and cooking facilities, and a small private deck with BBQ. There is a super comfortable queen sized bed, a single bed and a single trundler bed. There is a new aircon unit for heating in winter and cooling in summer. Access is independent of the main house. The stunning beach is only 300 metres walk away via conveniently located walkways. Off street parking is available. 40 inch TV with Netflix.
$82 per night

Stay near Papamoa's top sights

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Papamoa Plaza72 locals recommend
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Kaiate Falls81 locals recommend
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PAK'nSAVE Papamoa52 locals recommend
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Fashion Island Shopping Centre64 locals recommend
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Papamoa Beach Tavern68 locals recommend
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B L U E B I Y O U65 locals recommend

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Papamoa Beach 1 Bedroom House - with beach access
$65 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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