6 Best Porirua Walks and Where to Treat Yourself Afterwards

Pukerua Bay in Porirua.
Explore the great outdoors (and hospitality) with these walks in the Porirua region.

The Cake Café Plimmerton

A staff member holding a large cake on a cake platter.
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Baked goods and beaches are two of the best things about Wellington, and you can find both in close proximity in a cosy corner of Plimmerton.

IndoKiwi Dhaba

A hand holding deep fried Indian food on a plate.
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If there’s anything better than an Indian restaurant, it’s one with an Indian grocery conveniently attached to it.

Supply Room

A close up of a giant, tall burger on a table.
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Is there an eatery in Porirua with a view better than the one at Supply Room? You’d be hard pressed to find one.

Sushil's Musclechef

The glass exterior of Sushil's Musclechef in Porirua.
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A former top-six contestant on Masterchef New Zealand and a self-confessed fitness aficionado, there’s no doubt Sushil Ravikumar knows his stuff when it comes to...

Little City Kombucha

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For a brand that’s all about minimising its impact on the environment, Little City Kombucha is certainly making a splash from its very own slice of Porirua.

Abandoned Brewery

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Rising from the ashes of - literally - an abandoned brewery in Lower Hutt, Abandoned Brewery is doing its part to put Porirua on the map as a top beer lover’s destination.

The Beer Engine

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Titahi Bay is turning out to be a thriving, buzzing corner of Porirua, and The Beer Engine might just be one of the venues to keep powering it forward.

The Karaage Kid

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A plucky little outfit that packs plenty of punch, The Karaage Kid - brought to you by the team behind Dirty Burger - is out to serve a hearty dose of Asian fusion goodness...

The Regal Shortbread Co.

A person holding a china cup and saucer with a smore's hot chocolate.
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The Regal Shortbread Co. is a micro-bakery in Whitby specialising in decadent, high-end shortbread - six decadent flavours to be exact.

Louis by Louis Sergeant

Exterior of the Louis by Louis Sergeant food truck in Porirua.
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A household name in Wellington for as long as anyone can remember, the Louis Sergeant brand continues to make its presence felt across the region.

Aloha Friday

Exterior of Aloha Friday, Porirua.
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A homely little spot where the locals come to kōrero, Aloha Friday perfectly epitomises the character of Tītahi Bay—fitting, then, that it's right on the beach’s doorstep.

Get Fixed Bicycle Café

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An incredibly family-friendly spot with harbourside views, there are few better places in Porirua to while away an hour or two. Get on your bike, and find out for yourself what makes Get Fixed so special.

Bites, Beers and Beaches: The Porirua Edition

A view of Pukerua Bay in Porirua at sunset.
Nothing beats a cold brew and a good feed after a hot summer's day at the beach.

t bay café

Man holding a plate of hotcakes with berries from t bay cafe, Porirua.
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Starting out as a project to bring a much-needed eatery to Porirua’s Titahi Bay, t bay café now serves as a cornerstone of the local community, bringing its residents and visitors together.

Little Green Olive

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A compact but beautiful coffee spot perched on Mana Esplanade in Porirua, Little Green Olive offers superb views along with a range of filling snacks and coffee with a conscience.

Nish Café

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A small, modest spot in the heart of the Whitby shopping precinct, Nish Café may look unassuming but it packs a whole lot of heart.

Greedy and Co.

Customer at Greedy and Co. caravan.
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More often than not, keeping it simple has the most impact. In introducing a caffeine culture to Pukerua Bay, this is exactly what Greedy and Co.

Perfect Porirua Pairings - A Guide to the Sights and Attractions of Porirua

Two customers ordering beers at Abandoned Brewery.
Good things come in pairs, including the sights and attractions of Porirua.

Tuk Tuk Thai Kitchen

Dining area at Tuk Tuk Thai.
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Aside from serving excellent food, Tuk Tuk Thai Kitchen has one clear goal: to make customers feel like they’re in Thailand, without having to leave Porirua.

Topor Bistro

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Those clued up on Polish cuisine will feel right at home at Topor Bistro, with a menu featuring the classics: dig in to pierogi, bigos, and golabki.

The Big Salami

Red car in a cafe
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The Big Salami is where locals come to get super tasty pizza, coffee on the go and sweet slices like you remember from your childhood days.

Backyard Café

Wooden tables and hanging pot plants.
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Backyard Café in Porirua knows that plant shopping isn’t complete without a coffee and scone on the side.

Plimmerton Fish Supply

Woman eating fish and chips.
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Every happy neighbourhood needs a good fish and chip spot to hang out at, and for lucky Plimmerton locals that exists in the form of Plimmerton Fish Supply.

Café Kaizen

Cafe patrons enjoying a meal and coloured stained glass window behind.
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Café Kaizen is the kind of well-oiled machine that you can tell has been a locals' favourite hangout for a long time.

The Little Goat

A souvlaki in a cardboard container in the hands of a customer.
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Once a travelling food truck, The Little Goat is now set firmly in its little spot, serving delicious fare based on Mediterranean recipes.

Samoa's Finest

Exterior of Samoa's Finest.
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If you’ve called Samoa home at some point in your life then this place is undoubtedly going to stir up all kinds of nostalgia.

Local Authority

Glass exterior with gold and black signage.
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Less about enforcing rules and more about creating a chill place to enjoy good coffee and food, Local Authority is a pocket-sized coffee spot that packs a punch.