8 days in Te Puke, Papamoa & Tauranga Itinerary

8 days in Te Puke, Papamoa & Tauranga Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bay of Plenty Region trip builder

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Te Puke, Papamoa & Tauranga Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Drive:  3​h
1
Te Puke
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Papamoa
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Tauranga
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Auckland

1
night
Te Puke

Te Puke ©
Te Puke is a town located 28 kilometres southeast of Tauranga in the Western Bay of Plenty of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Looking Glass Garden, hike along Mount Otanewainuku, and then trek along Rimu Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Kiwifruit Country, don't miss a visit to Kiwi 360, and then walk around Donovan Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Te Puke online day trip planner .

Auckland to Te Puke is an approximately 3-hour car ride. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Te Puke: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Papamoa.

Things to do in Te Puke

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kiwifruit Country, Rimu Walk
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Otanewainuku ©
Mount Otanewainuku
Looking Glass Garden ©
Looking Glass Garden
Kiwifruit Country ©
Kiwifruit Country

1
night
Papamoa

Papamoa ©
Papamoa Beach is a suburb of Tauranga, located about 11 kilometres from the city centre. On the 11th (Wed), walk around Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park and then kick back and relax at Papamoa Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Papamoa trip itinerary planning tool .

Papamoa is just a stone's throw from Te Puke. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tauranga.

Things to do in Papamoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Papamoa Beach ©
Papamoa Beach

5
nights
Tauranga

Tauranga ©
The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rotorua (Zipline, Volcanic Hills Winery, & more), River Rafting & Tubing (in Okere Falls) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). There's still lots to do: hike along Mount Maunganui Summit Track, stroll around Johnson Reserve, explore the galleries of the Zeus Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mt Maunganui Main Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tauranga day trip planning app .

Tauranga is very close to Papamoa. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Tauranga

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rotorua, River Rafting & Tubing, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
McLaren Falls Park ©
McLaren Falls Park
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

Similar Plans

7 days in Tauranga & Whakatane BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Tauranga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Tauranga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Tauranga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Tauranga BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Tauranga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Tauranga BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Tauranga & Rotorua BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans