Papamoa is a suburban town in Tauranga, New Zealand. It is most known for its coastline, beaches and beach activities. The town is surrounded by picturesque locations, and forests. So, there is enough available for those who would like to go sightseeing or even indulge in adventure or leisure activities. Its proximity to Tauranga City makes it a preferred location for those seeking a quick escape. Having said that, recent developments in the town have changed its face to a great extent.
Papamoa is also known as the largest residential suburb of Tauranga. The town's coastline extends between the base of Mount Maunganui and the Kaituna River, creating a 10-kilometre-long beach which draws the greatest number of visitors every year.
Initially, this area was recognised as a rural area. It was only after 1980 that it truly started developing to be identified as a suburban town. The number of inhabitants also increased considerably soon after. Nonetheless, it has still maintained its status of a holiday retreat for locals living in nearby cities.
The best time to visit Papamoa in Tauranga, New Zealand is during the summer season. December marks the beginning of the season which goes on till February. The summer temperature hovers between a maximum of 26ᵒC and a minimum of 21ᵒC.
The atmosphere is pleasant and clear during the season. Other than the summer, one may also enjoy visiting Papamoa during the spring season (September to November). The weather is cool in comparison, between 21ᵒC 14ᵒC. So, beach activities might not be possible but exploring the rest of the town would be just as enjoyable.
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