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.

Coffee in Porirua

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

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.

Harbour's Edge Pop Up

New to the neighbourhood is the Harbour’s Edge Pop Up! Come and say hi.

Splash Pad

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

Pātaka Art + Museum

Porirua is an artistic and cultural powerhouse and Pātaka Art + Museum is the jewel in Porirua’s cultural crown.


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


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


Here in Porirua City, we are spoilt for choice for food to love! From food truck treats at our night markets to fantastic café fare in each village.


Porirua City is a great place to shop – complete with free parking!

Gear Homestead

Visit Gear Homestead and enjoy the elegant features and views.

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.


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

Horse riding

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

Local artists

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