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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to shop
“Domain Road approx 7km. Two large Supermarkets (Countdown or Pak n Save), Banks and ATMs, variety store, Food Hall, tavern (Papamoa Tavern), Petrol Stations (“Z” full service) and Pak n Save (discount if you shop), plus a range of stores to meet daily needs.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“We really enjoy walking up the Papamoa hills and the great view from the top.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“Good place to have a drink, get a feed and relax with the kids. Have a big outdoor space and places to play. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Papamoa Beach is stunning and not overcrowded. There is a surf patrolled beach by Papamoa Domain. Papamoa plaza is close to the beach and has great shopping and dining options”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A fabulous spot as close to Papamoa Beach as you can get. I've seen dolphins from the restaurant here!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Nature
“Kaiate Falls-Forest trails lead to a series of waterfalls with a swimming home, picnic area and scenic views”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cafe
“They have great organic coffee, great food and lots of yummy treats (lots of raw food options too).”
  • 17 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Charming boutique shopping, soaking in the sunny creativity of the fashion world with coffee in hand.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar food. Reasonably priced. Try the Jerk Fish Tacos or the Seafood chowder. Yum.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want to cook at home, Don Jarvis butcher has extraordinary meat. There is a wonderful fish shop as well in the Papamoa Centre. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A mini supermarket that's useful if you're down this end and need a few bits”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Henry & Ted” behind the 4 Square Supermarket; Papa Mo’s Bar and Restaurant; Spicy Indian Restaurant; Ice Cream Palour; other bespoke eateries.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Outdoor shopping mall with some good shops. Close to Papamoa Beach, supermarkets and Papamoa Plaza shopping centre.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you love Thai food, then Thai Thani is the place to go in Papamoa! Delectable dishes and quiet, personal service.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Fantastic views followed by beautiful walk through bush down to the valley following the drop of the Kaiate Falls. Deep pools and cascading water. I recommend and early morning walk to appreciate the mystical qualities. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Blokart is a fun, fast, compact wind powered go-kart pretty much for everyone.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A fabulous spot as close to Papamoa Beach as you can get. I've seen dolphins from the restaurant here!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want to cook at home, Don Jarvis butcher has extraordinary meat. There is a wonderful fish shop as well in the Papamoa Centre. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Henry & Ted” behind the 4 Square Supermarket; Papa Mo’s Bar and Restaurant; Spicy Indian Restaurant; Ice Cream Palour; other bespoke eateries.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you love Thai food, then Thai Thani is the place to go in Papamoa! Delectable dishes and quiet, personal service.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our local fish and chip shop, restaurant and cafe. Best hot chips in Bay of Plenty”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Newly opened in 2018, your local restaurant and bar, serving your favourite drinks and delicious meals for lunch and dinner. Live music in the weekends.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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