Skip to main content


Home > Our region and environment > Regional Parks > Papamoa Hills Regional Park (Te Rae o Papamoa)

Papamoa Hills Regional Park (Te Rae o Papamoa)


The Park will close at short notice for approximately 3 hours one day this month (February 2018). The closure is to enable weed-spraying over pine removal areas, in preparation for planting this autumn. Exact timing of the closure is weather dependent.

This page will be updated when closure timing is confirmed. Call the Park Ranger on 0800 884 881 x 8807 if you'd like to check before you visit.

View from summit

History, culture and heritage

The Park is significant in New Zealand's archaeological landscape as there are few examples of historical occupation of such complexity in such a relatively small area. This can be attributed to a large extent to the careful management of the land by the McNaughton family since the late 1800s. It is an extremely valuable public asset that should be preserved and celebrated in the future. Learn more.


Walking trails are Papamoa Hills Regional Park's main feature. Take a stroll through the farmland and enjoy the panoramic coastal views. For more information on walking in the Park click here.

Getting there

Papamoa Hills is located in the Western Bay of Plenty, click here for more information on how to get to the Park

Opening hours

You can enjoy Papamoa Hills Regional Park:

6.30am - 7pm (winter)

6.30am - 9pm (summer)

The gate to the carpark is locked overnight. 

Park rules

There are certain prohibitied activities in the Park, to find out more about these click here.

Papamoa Hills Regional Park Management Plan

The Papamoa Hills Regional Park Management Plan was developed in July 2007 and includes information on the Park history, the community vision for the Park and details the management policies and actions.

For more information

For more information on the Papamoa Hills Regional Park, contact the Park Ranger on 0800 884 881 ext 8807