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Guest suite in Papamoa
Beachside Haven
When the surf's up, listen to the waves rolling in, as you lie in bed at night in your private holiday retreat just minutes from the beach. This fresh and modern suite has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. Beachside Haven is just a 5 minute walk from the beach as well as being close to many great cafe's and shops. Located away from the hustle and bustle of Mt Maunganui, we offer you full privacy for your stay on the east coast, and a great base to explore the surrounding area.
$78 per night
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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.
$78 per night
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Guesthouse in Papamoa
Home on the Range
Welcome to Home on the Range! Our stylish, modern, but slightly retro little studio, just a few minutes walk to the stunning Papamoa Beach. This is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine on the deck after a busy day taking in all that Tauranga has to offer. Enjoy awesome fiber broadband for streaming your favorite shows, or when you're 'bringing the office home' with our new designated work space. We hope you'll love this place as much as we do!
$86 per night
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Stay near Papamoa's top sights

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

Other great vacation rentals in Papamoa

Private room in Papamoa
Beachside self contained Studio with pvte bathroom
$54 per night
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Guest suite in Papamoa
Everything you need near the beach
$104 per night
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Townhouse in Papamoa
Large bedsit flat with kitchen and bathroom
$84 per night
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Guest suite in Papamoa
Beach Bliss
$63 per night
Cottage in Papamoa
East End Bach
$180 per night
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Home in Papamoa
House in Papamoa - Manu Place - 3 Mins to Beach
$121 per night
Guest suite in Bay Of Plenty
Cosy 2 bedroom apartment close to the beach
$61 per night
Guesthouse in Papamoa Beach
Papamoa Beach Abode
$72 per night
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Guesthouse in Tauranga
The Shaka Shack in Mount Maunganui Beach -
$84 per night
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Home in Papamoa
Sea-breeze Luxury Escape
$119 per night
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Guesthouse in Papamoa
The Little Bach on Percy
$79 per night
Home in Papamoa
Modern home in sunny Papamoa
$115 per night
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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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