Papamoa Beach Resort is conveniently situated near the beach, shops, restaurants and neighbouring towns. Our premium location means that we are close to all the best events and activities Papamoa has to offer. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Papamoa during the year.
Visit Papamoa Beach
Trust us when we say that Papamoa Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! At Papamoa Beach Resort, we are located right on the beachfront, so we know it well. Spending a day at the beach can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity all year round. From swimming and sunbathing in summer to surfing or taking a peaceful stroll in winter, you can always make use of our beautiful sandy shores.
Spend the Day Shopping
Whether you take the kids or prefer some alone time – there is great shopping in Papamoa and nearby. Our favourite local shopping spots are Papamoa Plaza and Fashion Island, which host retail and outlet stores as well as great food options. A 10-minute drive away is Bayfair Shopping Centre, which is the Bay of Plenty’s largest undercover shopping centre, complete with food court and upscale outdoor dining. The newest shopping centre in our region is Tauranga Crossing, which is just a 15-minute drive from Papamoa. The Tauranga Crossing has over 100 shopping and dining options, as well as a state-of-the-art cinema, so you’ll never run out of things to do!
Experience Papamoa’s Best Markets
As a popular beach destination, Papamoa hosts many fantastic markets which showcase the best food, drink and artisan products that the region has to offer. The Little Big Markets run on the third Saturday of every month at the Papamoa Pony Club where you can eat, shop and listen to great local music. Dinner in the Domain is a summer food market which runs on Thursday evenings in the Papamoa Domain. From late November to the end of March, Dinner in the Domain is a great way to try food from different local vendors. The Papamoa Lions Club Market is also held every second and fourth Sunday of the month, weather permitting. This market hosts all sorts of stalls including food, crafts, plants, produce and much more. The best part is that profits go to local community organisations in Papamoa.
Attend a Local Event
There are always new and exciting events taking place in and around Papamoa. We like to use Eventfinda to keep up-to-date with all of the latest announcements and upcoming events.
We are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and pristine walking tracks in Papamoa. You can even rent an electric bike with PoweRide Electric Bike Hire to explore the area in a new and exciting way. If biking is not for you, take a scenic walk around the beautiful Papamoa Hills Regional Park. There are plenty more walks and waterfalls surrounding Papamoa for you to explore.
These are just some of the things to do in Papamoa all year-round. Our blog has several posts showcasing more activities and places to visit in and around Papamoa if you are looking for more inspiration. If you want to book your Papamoa Beach holiday, check out the accommodation and camping options we have at Papamoa Beach Resort. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 0800 232 243.