6 Best Porirua Walks and Where to Treat Yourself Afterwards
Located just 35 minutes from central Wellington, atop the picturesque Paekākāriki Hill, Tunapo Escape is a tiny house getaway that provides an escape in every sense of the word.
Karehana Bay Beach
Tucked away in a small nook on the north-western end of Plimmerton, Karehana Bay is often overlooked by visitors to Porirua.
Te Ara Piko Walkway
The Te Ara Piko pathway offers one of the best long walks in the Porirua region, taking you along the entire northern side of the Pāuatahanui Inlet across diverse and stunning terrain.
Pāuatahanui Wildlife Reserve
Originally developed as a sanctuary for birds and other creatures populating the area, the Pāuatahanui Wildlife Reserve doubles as a quiet retreat for humans as well.
Escarpment Walk is a beautiful coastal trail that boasts stunning views of the Kāpiti Coast nearly all the way through.
Te Rauparaha Arena
Te Rauparaha Arena is the place to come when you feel like moving your body.
Pātaka Art + Museum
Pātaka Art + Museum is a true gem in the crown that is the valuable resource of Porirua art and history.
Adrenalin Forest Wellington
If you’re a seeker of thrills, you’ll likely have a lot of fun at the aptly named Adrenalin Forest in Porirua.
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
About 500 hectares make up the rolling hills of the Forest Park and a range of walking tracks take you through fields and along stream beds.
Take a breather from the city and recentre yourself in this picturesque spot that has million-dollar views in every direction.
Rangituhi Colonial Knob
If you feel like working up a sweat, and gyms have never been your thing, then set your sights on a big old stroll up Rangituhi.