Papamoa Beach Resort Tauranga Bay of Plenty New Zealand Accommodations Papamoa Beach Holiday Park Campsites

Papamoa Beach Resort (formerly Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park) has an ideal location alongside a Bay of Plenty beach on New Zealand’s North Island. The oceanfront resort has great grounds, a variety of accommodations (including many with ocean views), and access to a beautiful beach. Papamoa Beach Resort is a well-above-average holiday park (probably why it’s now called a resort) and is a relaxing place to stay near Tauranga and Mount Maunghanui.

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Stepping down to the sand from Papamoa Beach Resort

The highlight of Papamoa Beach Resort is the beautiful location, on grass-covered dunes just above the ocean. Wooden staircases from the resort lead right down to a long sandy beach that is perfect for a casual stroll.

Up the beach to the northwest, you’ll have an excellent perspective of Mount Maunganui, an impressive peninsula-topping peak. At dawn, watch the sunrise over the southeast end of the beach. Take a morning walk on the beach or enjoy the view right from your room or campsite with your morning tea.

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Sunrise from a campsite at Papamoa Beach Resort

Exploring the beach below the resort, you may see an incredible amount of seashells, laid out on the sand like a yard sale. Papamoa Beach has quite a diverse collection of shells. Beyond the fantastic oceanfront experience, the holiday park also appears to be bug free, thanks to the prevailing sea breezes that make the stay even more pleasant.

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Seashells on Papamoa Peach

Papamoa Beach Resort has a variety of accommodations. They offer one and two bedroom villas, many with ocean views. There are also holiday units for bigger families or other large groups. Cabins provide more of a camping experience, taking advantage of communal amenities.

If you have a tent, RV, or campervan, get one of the 260 campsites spread around 16 acres of grassy property. Powered and unpowered sites are available based on your needs. Campers have access to communal bathrooms with complimentary hot showers. Laundry facilities, kitchens, and barbecue areas are also available. The kitchen has everything you would expect, but as with all holiday parks, you are responsible for bringing your own food and cooking and eating utensils.

For children, the park has a jumping pillow (like a trampoline) and playground. Pricing for the campsite is by the individual and ranges from $21 per night to $50 per night depending on the season (so $42 to $100 per night for two adults). There is no additional charge for children 14 and under. The prime ocean view sites may come with a markup. They are a scenic treat and you will probably find them worth the higher price. Check-in time is noon and you should check out by 10 a.m. All prices shown are in New Zealand Dollars as of June, 2015. The photos below were taken in the summer of 2014 when Papamoa Beach Resort was part of Top 10 Holiday Parks, so the facilities may have changed somewhat. To see more photos, get additional information, check rates, and book a stay visit papamoabeach.co.nz. You can also email resort@papamoabeach.co.nz or call (64) 7 572-0816.

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Walking up the beach toward Mount Maunghanui

Directions: From Tauranga, take Stat Highway 2 southeast along the coast. Pass through Kairua and take the exit for Papamoa. Go through a roundabount and make a left at the second roundabout onto Domain Road. Go two kilometers, cross Papamoa Beach Road, and bear left to enter the holiday park.

Address: 535 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, 3118, New Zealand
Coordinates: -37.6966, 176.28435 (37° 41′ 47.75″S 176° 17′ 03.65″E)

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These photos were taken in February of 2014. Click to enlarge.
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