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.

ChoctoberFest Porirua 2022

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

The Perfect Picnic in Porirua

In Porirua we have a heap of spots for your perfect picnic, big or small, day or night, active or chilled. Here’s a few to try this summer.

Holiday fun checklist

How many of these can you do this school holidays?

Adrenalin Forest

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

Bowling

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

Coffee in Porirua

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

Eat & drink

Here in Porirua City, we are spoilt for choice for 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.

Go-karts

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

Golf

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.

Library

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.

Markets

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

Mini-golf

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

Pātaka Art + Museum

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

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.

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! For the month of October, explore the amazing street art with our handy booklet and earn a free pool pass.

Splash Pad

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