Tauranga Disttrict Suburbs
Papamoa is the largest suburb in the City of Tauranga. Papamoa Beach is renowned for its excellent fishing, and surfing. As a surfing spot, Papamoa NZ is underrated and has often been seen as the 'poor cousin' to Mt Maunganui. Papamoa is one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand due to the increase in popularity of coastal communities, proximity to Tauranga and local shopping developments. Papamoa is a popular location for families, providing all levels of schooling with Papamoa Primary School, Golden Sands Primary School, Tahatai Coast Primary School, Te Akau Ki Primary School and Papamoa College (Year 7 to Year 13). Papamoa also boasts two shopping centres Papamoa Plaza and Fashion Island, providing enough retail therapy for any shopper.