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explore papamoa

Papamoa (population 25,500) is the largest, and fastest growing suburbs 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 - 


Rain Bar

Pacifica Home & Garden Store

Henry & Ted's

Double Teaspoons Espresso Bar & Eatery

The Island Brewery & Bar


And others a short drive away we recommend -

Eddie & Elspeth


Mount Social Club

The Flying Burrito Brothers

Trinity Wharf

Latitude 37

convenience shops


Within Papamoa Plaza and across the road at Fashion Island shopping centre are two large chain supermarkets, takeaways 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.
Papamoa 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
things to do

Surf, swim, kite-surfing, kayak, fish, walk or relax by the sea.

Blokart Heaven

Papamoa Regional Heritage park

DOC tracks and walks throughout the Tauranga region

Little Big Market

Dinner In The Domain & Gourmet Night Market

Farmer's Markets

Kaituna River - white water rafting / kayaking / jet boating

Glow worm kayak tour

Waimarino Water Park

Classic Flyer NZ & Tandem Skydive

Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Mount Hot Pools, Fernland Spa & Hot Pools

The Cave

Play golf

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.


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