Cycle paths

Porirua City is a bike friendly city and we have cycle paths to suit all levels and all ages.

Our cycle paths provide picturesque experiences – cruise alongside the harbour, pedal past paddocks, bike on tree-lined paths , or tour through town by Porirua stream. 

Great family bike paths

We have some great shared bike paths for the whole family to enjoy – Aotea Lagoon, Bothamley Park, Whitireia Park, Whitby Walkway, and the Ara Harakeke Pathway are particularly popular for biking with kids, with easy, flat tracks and no cars to contend with! ! 

Our picks for a fun ride:

Short, flat & sealed

  • Aotea Lagoon (kids only)
  • Ara Harakeke (South of Airlie Road)
  • Plimmerton Promenade
  • Te Ara Piko (Motukaraka Road section)


Cycling with Children - Ara-Harakeke-family-cycle

Longer, mixed surface

  • Bothamley Pathway
  • Porirua Stream Pathway
  • Spicer Link
  • Te Ara Tawa
  • Whitby Walkway
  • Whitireia Park (Onehunga Bay east section)
Whitby Walkway

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