Papamoa Tourism

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Papamoa (population 20,100) is the largest suburb of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region on the northeastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Papamoa has 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. Once a small and tight knit community, many of Papamoa's sweeping paddocks have been swallowed up by urban development and real estate prices have also skyrocketed in recent times. Papamoa is also renowned for its fishing, surfing and the Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park. In 2012, Papamoa Beach was the location for a skinny dipping world record attempt. On 2 December 2012, 299 people got naked in the water as the nearby Baywatch campsite in Gisborne hosted the event. Despite a cold day, lots of people stripped naked attempting to beat Christchurch's Summer Beach Dip. The record failed as Guinness World Records required all swimmers to be in the water at the same time for a group photo. The skinny dips follow a recent court decision upholding the right to be naked in public for innocent reasons.

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Planning a vacation to Papamoa in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Rotorua, New Zealand. Add Rotorua to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, Hobbiton Movie Set, Skyline Rotorua. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Papamoa.

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Facts and Stats for Papamoa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Papamoa

    Know the pollution level of Papamoa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Papamoa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Papamoa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Papamoa.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Living in Papamoa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Papamoa is 181.39 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 89.84 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 98.04 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.45 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 63.12 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.35 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 76.49 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Papamoa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Papamoa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 69.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 104.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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