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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🍫 Enjoy a delicious treat during ChoctoberFest in October.

Which Porirua café will take out Top of the Chocs with a chocolate drink showcasing Whittaker’s chocolate? Who will win the Whittaker’s Bake Off? You be the judge! Find out more


🖌️Complete the Street Art Explorer and win pool passes.

Check out our free Street Art Explorer trail during October and win pool passes when you discover the hidden mural images in real life! Find out more


🌊 Paddle on Pāuatahanui Inlet or Porirua Harbour.

For a relaxing family vibe, there are plenty of options for a safe day out with the kids. Our west coast sunsets are epic so make an evening picnic or fish ‘n’ chips part of the plan. Learn more about our Beaches


🥪 Take a picnic to Aotea Lagoon and enjoy the splash pad.

You can spend hours at Aotea Lagoon, one of our flagship reserves in Porirua. There really is something for everyone here - including our Splash Pad.Find out more


🏎️ Go go-kart racing at Porirua Indoor Raceway.

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


🏴‍☠️ Enjoy harbourside fun at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf.

Located in Porirua on the harbour, Pirate's Cove is a fantastic 18 hole course Check it out


📚 Check out your local library

Nau mai! Haere mai! Welcome to our Library. See more here


😀 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, feel free to stay as long as you like! You can even bring in a lunch box for the kids, easy! Find out more


👍 Challenge yourself on the high wire course at Adrenalin Forest.

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


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

Using colourful wall 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


🐚 Explore the rockpools and find shells at Onehunga Bay.

With some of the most breathtaking views all the way to the South Island, this beach is one of Porirua City’s best-kept secrets . Learn more about our Beaches


👮 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


😂 Enjoy food and fun at Laughalots indoor amusement park.

Eat, play and bond at Laughalots Playland, the perfect party space for fun! Find out more


🏊‍♀️ Have a splashing good time at Arena Aquatics.

Porirua is home to one of the region’s premier indoor arenas – Te Rauparaha Arena. Find out more


🎳 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


🚲 Grab your bike and head to Te Ara a Rangituhi mountain biking trails.

Porirua City is a gateway for adventure with dozens of tracks available for walkers, cyclists, and keen mountain bikers. From easy strolls to day hikes, smooth urban cycling to mountain bike tracks, Porirua caters for all tastes in walking and biking. See more

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