Located in the Western Bay of Plenty, near Te Puke, Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park is a 135 hectare property explored and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each month.

Due to the high number of archaeological and cultural sites located within the Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park activites have been restricted to passive recreation.

  • No dogs permitted at all times.
  • No camping.
  • No motorbikes.
  • No mountain biking.
  • No horse trekking.
  • No fires.
  • Rubbish free park - care for our environment and take your rubbish home with you.

From Tauranga

  • Travel east on State Highway 2 towards Whakatāne. About 1 kilometre past the Pāpāmoa/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 kilometres (20 minutes)
  • From Rotorua
  • Travel towards Te Puke via State Highway 33. The Park is 5 kilometres after Te Puke on the left. Turn left from State Highway 2 into Poplar Lane.
  • Distance from Rotorua: 65 kilometres (45 minutes)

From Whakatāne

  • Follow State Highway 2 towards Tauranga. The Park is 5 kilometres after Te Puke on the left.
  • Distance from Whakatāne: 80 kilometres (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.

There is an information board at the car park that provides further information about using the park.

The Park is also an operational farm. Remember to always leave gates the way you found them.

The Pāpāmoa Hills Upgrade project is scheduled for implementation in 2021, which will see the entrance upgraded and landscaped with increased capacity and better safety features, improved interpretation and signs and improved recognition of the cultural and historic features of the park.