Things to do

There are so many things to do here in Porirua City – where should we start? Let’s take a look at some of the options.

Youth Events

Check out these resources for events happening for tamariki and rangatahi.

Holiday fun checklist

How many of these can you do this school holidays?

Eat & drink

Here in Porirua City, we are spoilt for choice of food to love! From food truck treats to fantastic café fare in each village. Make the most of a fun day out when you come and play in our beautiful backyard.

Coffee in Porirua

We take our coffee very seriously and our local baristas are caffeine rock stars.

Perfect pairings in Porirua

Why not double down on your day of fun and do a couple of awesome things? We’ve got all the ingredients for you to make the most of your day in Porirua.

ChoctoberFest Porirua 2023

Come and celebrate ChoctoberFest in Porirua – the home of Whittaker’s chocolate!

Adrenalin Forest

Porirua City is home to the lower North Island’s only outdoor adventure park – Adrenalin Forest.


If you’re keen on bowling, join us here in Porirua City.


Get a taste of how the world’s best Formula One racers started their journey – on go-karts!


Porirua City has three golf courses ‘designed by nature’ that showcase our incredible environment.

Horse riding

Luscious green pastures and sumptuous bush surround Porirua City providing ample space for horse riding.


No matter where you’re based in Porirua there is a library near you that offers a full range of books, and other materials.

Local artists

If you are an art lover Porirua City is the place for you.


Whether you love tasty eats, fresh veggies, or artisan delights Porirua City has a market for everybody.


Yo ho ho me hearties, avast ye – come to Porirua City to play mini-golf “Porirua Pirate”-style.

New Zealand Police Museum

The New Zealand Police Museum tells the stories of the New Zealand Police and the work they do to keep us safe.

Pātaka Art + Museum

Porirua is an artistic and cultural powerhouse and Pātaka Art + Museum is the treasury of Porirua’s art and history.

Shopping in Porirua

Porirua City is a great place to shop

Street Art Explorer!

Porirua City has lots of beautiful street art, to help brighten up the city! Come explore the amazing street art with our handy booklet!

Splash Pad

Check out our new Splash Pad at Aotea Lagoon. It's a splashing good time for everyone!