Holiday fun checklist

How many of these can you do this school holidays?

Haere mai! We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your tamariki to our beautiful place. We have fun for all ages here – adventure activities, playgrounds, parks, trails, beaches and art. Plus plenty of cafes with great coffee and delicious kai for you to visit and refuel! Mā te wā!

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😀 Get bouncing or try rock climbing at Awesome Bounce.

At Awesome Bounce we want you to make the most out of your visit, forget about an hour time limit, and feel free to stay as long as you like! You can even bring in a lunch box for the kids, easy! Find out more

💦Cool off at the Splash Pad
Head to Aotea Lagoon and cool off in the splash pad or enjoy a picnic among the trees.

🚲Bike or rollerskate along the Harbourside Path
Follow the pathway and treat yourself to something delicious at Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe.

🏕️Escape the city and experience beautiful Battle Hill Farm Forest Park.

Go camping and river swimming, or take a hike and feed the eels at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park.

👮 Try your detective skills at the Police Museum.

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

🍿 Go see the latest film in Porirua.

Get cozy at Pāuatahanui Light House Cinema or Reading Cinema at North City Mall. Find out more

🚴Head to Spicer Botanical Park for family-friendly bike trails.
Ride among the exotic trees from all around Asia, America and Australia in Spicer Botanical Park.

🎳 Try the VR games and bowling at North City Tenpin & VR Arcade.

Ten-pin bowling has a huge following here in Porirua with North City Tenpin (35 Kenepuru Drive) boasting 20 lanes, some “striking” social and competitive leagues, and free learn-to-bowl sessions. See more

☕Visit the amazing cafes in the city centre.
Enjoy an iced coffee, cool shake or gelato from one of our city cafes.

🎨 Visit the Pātaka children’s gallery and grab a treat at Kaizen Café.

Using colourful murals and objects from Pātaka’s history collection plus lots of interactive games, our children’s gallery explores what life has been like around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour for the people and creatures who have lived here. See more

🪁 Go fly a kite in the wide, open spaces of Ngāti Toa Domain.
Bring the campervan and book an overnight stay so you can wake up next to the ocean.

🏎️ Go go-kart racing at Porirua Indoor Raceway.

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

🚶‍♀️ Have an adventure in Titahi Bay.

Explore the wild, rugged walks of Whitireia Park and snorkel at Onehunga Bay. Find out more

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