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For the Māori canoe, see Waipapa (canoe).

Waipapa is a small township in the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand. It is around 10 minutes drive from Kerikeri, the nearest 'urban' centre to Waipapa, located on State Highway 10. Waipapa itself is so small, having no supermarket or school, that most people travel into Kerikeri on a daily basis. It is governed by the Far North District council.



The nearest airport to Waipapa is the Kerikeri Airport, which serves all of the Bay of Islands.


Most businesses in Waipapa are located on State Highway 10, with the biggest store, a Warehouse, a discount retail store similar to America's Walmart, located on Klinac Lane. Out of date: the majority of businesses is now also accessed from Klinac Lane The business area of Waipapa is expanding rapidly. It now contains over 120 retail, service, commercial and light industrial businesses in the Waipapa shopping area.


Waipapa's local Māori iwi is the Ngapuhi. In fact, one of the roads in Waipapa is called Ngapuhi Road.

Water features[edit]

Waipapa, being inland, has no beaches, but does have a landing named after the Waipapa Stream which runs just to the north of it where it meets the Kerikeri Inlet, close to Kerikeri's Stone Store. To the south of Waipapa runs the Kerikeri River, on which is the popular Rainbow Falls.

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Coordinates: 35°12′24″S 173°55′02″E / 35.2066361111°S 173.91735°E / -35.2066361111; 173.91735