Papamoa Hills Regional Park

Papamoa Hills Regional Park is open to the public to enjoy - it has walking tracks, a rich history and sweeping views of the Bay of Plenty coastline.

Located in the Western Bay of Plenty, near Te Puke, Papamoa Hills Regional Park is a 172 ha property explored and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each month.

The summit is 224 m above sea level and offers sweeping views of the Bay of Plenty coastline. There are several tracks through the park which can be used to enjoy the views and explore the numerous archaeological features, including seven pa sites.

Opening hours

You can enjoy Papamoa Hills Regional Park:

6.30am - 7.00pm (winter)

6.30am - 9.00pm (summer)

The gate to the carpark is locked overnight. 

How to get to Papamoa Hills Regional Park

From Tauranga

Travel east on State Highway 2 towards Whakatane. About 1 km past the Papamoa/Bell Road turn-off on the left, turn right into Poplar Lane. The carpark access is on the right, before you reach the quarry gate.

Distance from Tauranga: 20 km (20 minutes)

From Rotorua

Travel towards Te Puke via State Highway 33. The Park is 5 km after Te Puke on the left. Turn left from SH2 into Poplar Lane.

Distance from Rotorua: 65 km (45 minutes)

From Whakatane

Follow State Highway 2 towards Tauranga. The Park is 5 km after Te Puke on the left.

Distance from Whakatane: 80 km (60 minutes)

Take extra care when driving along Poplar Lane as it is frequently used by quarry trucks moving to and from the quarry located at the end of the lane. Do not walk along Poplar Lane to access the Regional Park.

Project created on: 27 Jun 2017
Project leader: Prue Sisam


Papamoa Hills Regional Park Management Plan


Posted 1 year ago

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