Local Guide

Local Supermarket / Restaurant Options

  • Dairy/Convenience Store – 68 Pukehina Parade
    • Convenience store stocking a wide variety of supermarket items
    • Takeaways available including excellent Fish n Chips and Burgers - try the "Snapper" you wont be disappointed
    • Phone orders - 07-533-3050 (avoid the queue)
    • See Menu in Guide Book
  • Local Food options:
  • Local Shopping Centres / Malls:
    • Te Puke Township (20-25 minutes drive)
    • Papamoa Township (25-30 minutes drive)
    • Bayfair Mall - Mount Maunganui (35-40 minutes drive)
    • Whakatane Township (40-45 minutes drive)
  • Recommended Supermarkets and restaurants with 25 to 35 minutes:
    • New World Supermarket in Te Puke (favourite)
    • Countdown Supermarket at Plaza Mall Papamoa
    • Pac N Save Supermarket in Papamoa
    • Henry & Teds Cafe at Excelsa Center in Papamoa East - https://www.facebook.com/henryandted (favorite)
    • Blackberry Cafe at Fashion Island Papamoa
    • Pearl Kitchen Cafe at Coast Boulevard, Papamoa Beach
    • Papa Mo's Bar & Restaurant at Excelsa Center in Papamoa East
    • Great Spice Indian Restaurant at at Excelsa Center in Papamoa East
    • Bluebiyou Restaurant and Beach Bar on Papamoa Beach (end of Domain Road)

Fitness option

Local Attractions / Things to do

Important Beach / Estuary Swimming Information

  • Pukehina beach can have strong Rips (currents) so it is advised to swim between the flags near Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Pukehina Estuary can have strong tidal currents in the main channels during mid-tides
  • All boats/jet skis must follow Coastguard rules & guidelines for Bar Crossings, 5 Knot rules, and lifejackets

Further Information