Papamoa (population 20,100) is the largest suburb of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region with 16km of white sandy beach stretching from the boundary with Mount Maunganui in the west to the Kaituna River in the east.
Widespread settlement of the area did not start until the early 1980s and prior to this Papamoa had been largely a rural area. The town has been one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand in recent times due to the increase in popularity of coastal communities, close proximity to Tauranga and local shopping developments.
Papamoa is also renowned for its fishing, surfing and the Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park.
restaurants and cafes
Fabulous establishments close by -
Pacifica Home & Garden Store
Henry & Ted's
Double Teaspoons Espresso Bar & Eatery
Papamoa Beach Tavern
And others a short drive away we recommend -
Mount Social Club
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Within Papamoa Plaza and across the road at Fashion Island shopping centre are two large chain supermarkets, takeaway galore, The Warehouse, Bin Inn, Hardy's Health Store, Mitre 10, Repco Auto Shop, Medical Centres, Pharmacies, Library, Art Gallery, Gyms, Food Court and much more, right at our door step in Papamoa.
Fashion Island - Over 20 fashion, accessory and food stores with easy free parking and a relaxed shopping atmosphere.
Palm Beach Plaza - the heart of Papamoa – where you can do everything from sit down at a restaurant to getting your body to its best at Ocean Blue Gym.
Downtown The Mount - prime shopping and dining hub ... the vibrant strip has from exquisite boutique stores through to charming gift and souvenir shops, fabulous fashion, funky footwear, and everything in between.
Bayfair Shopping Mall
Downtown Tauranga - The Locals Love It!
things to do
Surf, swim, kite-surfing, kayak, fish, walk or relax by the sea.
Papamoa Regional Heritage park
DOC tracks and walks throughout the Tauranga region
Kaituna River - white water rafting / kayaking / jet boating
Glow worm kayak tour
Waimarino Water Park
Classic Flyer NZ
Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre
Mount Hot Pools, Fernland Spa & Hot Pools
The Rock House and Glow Golf
Self-guided cycle tour with OMAFIETS
Swim with the Dolphins
Fishing / Diving Charter
And the list goes on...
The Beach Suite's central location enables our guests to truly immerse themselves in the Bay’s thriving cultural landscape.