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Motels, backpackers, lodges and B&B

Porirua City has a range of backpackers, B&B, motels and lodges that offer a great night’s rest.

Most motels and lodges in Porirua City are rated four-star or above (Qualmark®) and are run by friendly staff, most of whom own the properties directly. And when it comes to Backpackers, where in the world can you pay backpacker rates but wake up to beachfront views? Porirua City! We have wonderful Kiwi hosts waiting to welcome you.

Check out Trivago or Wotif or Air B&B for great deals or contact the following:

Porirua city centre

Perfect for swimming or going to an event at Te Rauparaha Arena, picnics at the harbour, explore Pataka Art + Museum. Shopping at North City, amazing food (try Tuk Tuk Thai or Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe) or grab a coffee.

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The kids along to the Police Museum, or try your adventure skills at Adrenalin Forest. There is lot's of family fun at Aotea Lagoon, from the rose garden, the playground, splash pad or a stroll around the Lagoon. Then head over to Gear Homestead for something to recharge.

Aotea Lodge (2 Whitford Brown Ave)

Ruby Holiday House (2 Gear Terrace) 

Aotea Lagoon

Paremata & Plimmerton

Enjoy sunsets and sport on Ngāti Toa Domain, walk along Porirua Harbour, watch the sunset over Mana Island. Play on the playground at Ngati Toa Domain or relax and play on our beautiful beaches, or enjoy boating on the harbour.

Moana Lodge (49 Moana Road, Plimmerton) has been rated “exceptional” by Lonely Planet. With a self-catering farmhouse kitchen, candlelit dining, WiFi, piano, guitar, kayaks, BBQ, free parking – it’s all here. Perfect for solo travellers, families, and even guide dogs.

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Pāuatahanui & Whitby

Explore wildlife and nature at the Pāuatahanui Inlet, or experience the wetlands. Grab a picnic and take a stroll along the Camborne Walkway and past the iconic boatsheds or grab your bike and cycle the Te Ara Piko Pathway.

The Lodge – Pāuatahanui Inlet (182 Paekākāriki Hill Road)

Cottage on the Inlet B&B (contact by email) (300A Paremata Road, Pāuatahanui Inlet)

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Titahi Bay

Calling all beach lovers! Titahi Bay is the place for you, you can explore the beautiful beach, watch or go surfing, have fun rockpooling. Try out the self guided Titahi Bay Mural Walk or grab a picnic for a glorious day on the beach.

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