7 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.

Te Ara Piko Walkway

Someone cycling on the boardwalk part of Te Ara Piko Walkway, Porirua.
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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

Wild grass.
Place Porirua

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 Track

Woman looks out at the view.
Place Porirua

Escarpment Walk is a beautiful coastal trail that boasts stunning views of the Kapiti Coast nearly all the way through.

Te Rauparaha Arena

Arena with a Maori sculpture out the front.
Place Porirua

Te Rauparaha Arena is the space to come when you feel like moving your body.

Pātaka Art + Museum

White gallery with art on the walls.
Place Porirua

Pātaka Art + Museum is a true gem in the crown that is the valuable resource of Porirua art and history.

Adrenalin Forest Wellington

Person walking on rope.
Place Porirua

If you’re a seeker of thrills, you’ll likely have a lot of fun at aptly named Adrenalin Forest in Porirua.

Light House Cinema Pauatahanui

Exterior of the cinema building.
Place Porirua

Light House Pauatahanui is the only independent movie spot for some miles around.

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

Red sheds and rolling hills.
Place Porirua

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.

Rangituhi Colonial Knob

The view from the top.
Place Porirua

If you’re feeling like working up a sweat, and gyms have never been your thing, then set your sights on a big old stroll up Rangituhi.

Whitireia Park

Grassland and hills overlooking the sea.
Place Porirua

Take a breather from the city and recenter yourself in a picturesque spot that has million dollar views every way you look.