Porirua has more than 100 kms of walking tracks that traverse the coastline, bush, city, farmland, wetlands, and historic sites.

There are dozens of walks in the greater Porirua area from Pukerua Bay in the north to Kenepuru in the south, from Belmont and Battle Hill Regional Parks in the east and Titahi Bay in the west. Explore the outdoors. We have plenty of great hiking tracks and trails in Porirua for all ages and fitness levels.

Build up your stamina and confidence on Porirua’s walks then dare yourself to enter the Porirua Grand Traverse, a multisport event including running, kayaking, and mountain biking, held once a year in Porirua

Come and check them out!

Summer trails

Summer is the perfect time to pop your walking shoes on and explore, and Porirua has options for all moods. Whether you feel like a challenging hike, a gentle wander by the water or to escape the sun under leafy green trees, our trails have it all.

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Escarpment Track

10km, 3-5 hrs (one way) Stretching from Pukerua Bay to Paekākāriki, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is on the must-do list for adventurous walkers. With lots of steps and steep terrain, fitness is essential. Breathtaking views are the reward for those up to the challenge

Te Ara Piko

6.8km, 1 hr 40 min (one way) You can now walk the entire northern side of the stunning Pāuatahanui Inlet. Take in gorgeous water views and birdlife from a new, flat track that’s accessible for all.

Bothamley Park

5.3km, 1 hr 30 min (one way) With many tracks to choose from, Bothamley Park has been described as the green heart of Porirua. The wide gravel track passes through mature exotic trees and regenerating natives. A great buggy walk with an easy gradient.

Te Ara Utiwai

6.1km, 1 hr 45 min (one way) Escape the summer heat in the leafy cool cover of native forest, as you follow a gentle gradient to the summit of Rangituhi. You’ll love the greenery, and the views from the lookout are worth every step.

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Our top walks

To start you off on a journey, here are our picks of Porirua City’s top walks.

Titahi Bay murals walking tour

Got a couple of hours free? Feeling like a walk? Check out our Titahi Bay murals walking tour.

Walk your dog

There are lots of dog friendly places in Porirua City. You can view these on our maps.

History and heritage

QR codes are in place at Porirua Cemetery, to tell stories of some of those who rest there.

Explore the outdoors.

Download the Discover Porirua Booklet for you summer adventure.

Our waterfront’s a stunning place to relax, stroll or catch up with friends and whānau over a coffee or bagel. We have plenty of great hiking tracks and trails in Porirua for all ages and fitness levels. Come and check them out!

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