The harbour city of Porirua is just 15 minutes north of Wellington. Porirua offers peaceful surroundings with vibrant culture, art, shopping and outdoor activities. Go walking along tranquil waterways, sandy beaches and craggy cliff faces.
Porirua is a satellite city of Wellington situated at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast. It completely surrounds Porirua Harbour, which is a popular spot for windsurfing, waterskiing and jet skiing.
Attractions in Porirua include Pataka, a museum and art gallery specialising in Maori and Pacific Island art, exploring the many parks or sailing, kayaking, fishing, diving and the many walking and cycling trails.