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Prime picnic spots in Porirua

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It’s shaping up to be a cracker of a summer in Porirua and what better way to celebrate these sunny days than heading out to one of our scenic spots for a fun picnic?

You will find a perfect picnic spot here in Porirua – just pack your kai, get a blanket, some tunes and, of course, your favourite people and you are set to go!

Panoramic picnic

If it’s views for miles that you’re after, then Whitireia Park is the place to go. With its stunning 360-degree vista, you won’t know which way to look! Whitireia Park is on the headland overlooking
Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and its 180 hectares offer plenty of space for picnics, walking, bike riding, swimming, snorkelling and more. Dogs are welcome, so pooches can picnic too.

Sunset picnic

Plimmerton Beach has some of the best sunsets you’ll ever see, so if you’re after a spectacular evening picnic you can’t go wrong here. Just a few steps from the train station you’ll find a flat, safe beach with grass and seating options. Pack your own food or go to one of the local eateries to grab fish & chips, Thai, Indian, Polish, or a pizza to enjoy the last rays of the day.

Playful picnic

For tamariki with energy to burn, Aotea Lagoon is a top picnic spot. Set up a base on the grass while the kids cool off at the popular splash pad, or get adventurous in the amazing Aotea Lagoon fort and playground. For a more relaxing option, the rose garden at the south end is a gorgeous and peaceful option.

Active picnic

It’s just a short stroll over the bridge from Spicer Botanical Park’s car park and you’re in picnic territory, with tables and lots of room to spread out. Work off your picnic lunch with a mountain bike adventure or a hike in the hills, with access from the park to the trails of Te Ara a Rangituhi.

25 Jan 2022