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Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park

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“great walk”(8 reviews)
“summit track”(2 reviews)
State HIghway 2 on Popular Lane, Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

If you’re like me and complain when even looking at the Mount then this place will literally murder you haha it’s what I imagine Mount Everest is like to ascend if you’re an elephant. Apart from the heavy breathing, burning legs and sweat this is...More

Thank DrKiwiNZ
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a god walk, quite steep in parts and take a hat as there is not much shade since a lot of the forest has been cut down (will no doubt grow again). Takes about 40 mins up and 30 mins down if you...More

Thank SusanAxbridge
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite local hill walk. It’s a challenge especially for the first 15 minutes or so as you leave the car park, no gentle start ! This used to be a dense pine plantation which was pleasantly shaded but they were all felled...More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This walk was once excellent. Unfortunately with all the trees cut down it is extreemly hot and not as interesting. Stil the view from the top is breathtaking.

1  Thank Magdalena J
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Great walk for all ages, but! it does not look like the photos here . Pines are all chopped down and the track is a bit featureless but the views are now better with no trees in the way. Walk through the paddocks after entering...More

Thank shayles2017
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Reach the top and One immediately appreciates the reasons why this area was the dominant Maori stronghold in pre european times. The 360 views are magnificent!. Work off the extra inches , indulge your interest in archeology or simply enjoy the fantastic enviroment we are...More

Thank Kelvin O
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Walked to top and ran down with my 9 year old. Took about 35 minutes. Recently logged so a bit bare but hundreds of native trees recent planted that will be beautiful in 5-10 years. View from top is magnificent

Thank nz1002
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Papamoa Hills is a good way to walk and get some nice views. Also good for running and not many people usually. They also have toilet facilities at the carpark if you need it before you start your walk.

Thank Desa2000
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely 40 min walk up the hill for an amazing view .. a very popular walk but you hardly notice anyone when your up there

Thank CJO193
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Ample parking for 30+ cars with two public toilets. We visited on a cool (11 degree C*) Monday morning, only 6-7 cars in the lot. I noticed the wind picks up as you get higher on the hill so wear layers, and bring a camera,...More

Thank puravidamum
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