Swim with the graceful, intelligent and playful dolphins in their own natural environment, on an interesting and informative 3-4 hour voyage with Dolphin Seafaris. Their fully certified stable vessel with great facilities, puts you closer to the water for superior encounters and excellent photographic opportunities. Guided by local marine naturalists who provide educational and entertaining commentary, an enjoyable trip is guaranteed.
Every effort will be made by the crew to find dolphins. Whales, orca and sometimes even turtles are seen on our trips but unfortunately, sightings are not guaranteed. Advance bookings are essential. You can book this wonderful trip from the Papamoa Beach TOP 10 Holiday Resort office. Warm buoyant wetsuits, masks, snorkels, fins and refreshments are all supplied. Just bring a swimsuit, towel, jacket, hat, sunglasses and sun block and enjoy.
Spring Loaded Fun Park
Te Puke is home to the Spring Loaded Fun Park. Expect plenty of excitement, action and laughter with the great activities on offer. Experience a thrilling and scenic Jet Boat ride on the Kaituna River. Breathtaking high speed action, complete with 360-degree Jet spins. Or buckle up the safety harness and launch yourself into overdrive. Test your skills behind the wheel of one of their zippy Suzuki Vitara 4 wheel drive cars. Or treat yourself to a scenic helicopter ride above the region and out along the magical coastline - spectacular!
Another great option for family fun at Spring Loaded is the guided kiwifruit and farm tour. Learn about life on a working farm and kiwifruit orchard, feed the friendly farm animals and enjoy an original kiwifruit ice cream. After exploring this great Bay of Plenty attraction, head back to Papamoa Beach for a leisurely swim!
Aerius Helicopters offer stunning New Zealand sightseeing adventures and helicopter tours throughout New Zealand, showcasing an aerial view of this amazing country that few tourists get to see.
Take a return flight to a range of Bay of Plenty attractions. Soar along the Coromandel coastline to kayak at Cathedral Cove, fly to Waitomo to see galaxies of glowworms in the famous caves or take a helicopter ride to popular fishing spots. Even soar over Papamoa Beach TOP 10 and check out our accommodation from the sky! We fly 7 days, but flights are subject to weather conditions.
Pee-Jay White Island Tours
Professional marine operators will take you on a 6 hour journey to New Zealand's only active marine volcano, White Island. This steaming beauty lies 49km off the coast of Whakatane. Step aboard PeeJay, one of two boats purpose built for White Island Tours and let the crew take you on a journey you will never forget.
Upon arrival, trained guides will give a safety briefing before you start your tour within the inner crater of White Island. Hissing fumaroles, glittering crystals, steaming mounds and standing on the edge of the mighty crater are all part of the tour. On your trip home you might even see dolphins and whales. Tours depart daily, weather permitting. Lunch and safety gear are provided.
Waimarino Adventure Park
Just 10 minutes out of Tauranga you'll find the water wonderland of Waimarino. Waimarino Adventure Park is New Zealand's longest established kayak theme park with excitement on and off the water for all. Challenge yourself on the outdoor rock climbing wall, speed down New Zealand's only kayak slide or take a relaxing ride on the pedallos after having a BBQ by the pool.
Waimarino's famous Wairoa River Trip allows you to explore the tranquil Wairoa River at your pace or try our popular Moonlight River Cruise by kayak with your experienced guide. Seakayak Tauranga Harbour and explore Mauao (Mount Maunganui) or visit the glow worms on Lake McLaren.
For a sport like blokarting, there's no such thing as too much wind. Papamoa is the only place in the world where you can experience blokart land sailing on a purpose built speedway track. Game on supplies full tuition to use the blokart plus all necessary equipment and safety gear. Spills and thrills combined create an action packed day of excitement. They also now have combat laser tag and laser claybird shooting. Blokart Heaven is just down the road from Papamoa Beach TOP 10.
The kiwifruit is a national icon. It's one of New Zealand's major export products and the story of its success is a real testament to kiwi ingenuity. Kiwi360 in Te Puke is a great place to find out all there is to know about the fruit that was once known as the Chinese gooseberry. Take a kiwi cart tour, enjoy the kiwifruit based food and beverages at the café and visit the shop full off wonderful New Zealand products.This is a great Bay of Plenty attraction for the whole family!
Comvita Visitor Centre
Bee fascinated with the home of natural health and bee products at Comvita, situated halfway between Tauranga and Rotorua at the Junction on SH33, just a 20 minute drive from Papamoa Beach. Discover the magic of the honey bee while watching the bees busy with their work in live bee hives. Experienced & knowledgeable guides will answer your personal health questions. Manuka Honey, Propolis, Royal Jelly and other great products available for sale, open 7 days a week.
Briar's Horse Treks
Ride beside the Pacific Ocean with Briar's seaside horse trek ride. All riding levels catered for, helmets are provided and an overnight trek is available for confident and experienced riders. There is no better or more relaxing way to see the Bay of Plenty than on the back of a magnificent mount. Briar's Seaside Ride Horse Treks provides an unforgettable experience.
Cultural Heritage Regional Park
Tauranga Council, Western Bay District Council and Environment Bay of Plenty have purchased 97.5 hectares of land in the Papamoa Hills for a cultural heritage park. The park is primary focussed on protection of the cultural heritage sites and passive recreation. The magnificent scenery can be admired from several walking tracks, viewpoints and picnic areas.