Local Attractions

Discover Porirua

A Booklet covering what’s on each season

Explore Our Area

See poriruacity.govt.nz to find out more about the area.
Or explore Wellington’s back yard www.wellingtonnz.com

T Bay Cafe

We do a full breakfast and lunch menu and a cabinet packed with fresh baking. All of our food is made fresh, in house.

​Gluten free? Vegan? No problem. We have vegan options and a wide range of gluten free cakes and slices in our cabinet. Most of our menu items can be made vegan or gluten free too. 

Aloha Friday

A beautiful beach deserves a beautiful café, and thankfully for Titahi Bay residents, Aloha Friday is barely a stone’s throw from the water’s edge.

The Beer Engine

The Beer Engine is a project decades in the making.

Beer Engineers Dale Gould & Oliver Smith met over lunch one day to discuss what to do in a post-lockdown world. The rest they say, is history.


At Topor Bistro we know good food and great wine are best served with a large helping of atmosphere, which is why you won’t soon forget your evening at New Zealand’s only Polish restaurant locally in Plimmerton.

Nature’s escape and playground

Titahi Bay

  • Titahi Bay Beach, Coastal walks and the famous rocks, ( the latter – 5 mins walk from Atahu)
  • Whitireia Park (bike trail) and walks
  • Rangituhi Colonial Knob Parkland (bike trail) and walks, Amazing views (reasonable fitness)
  • Broken Hill – Spicer Botanical Park and Spicer Link trail (bike trail), and walks
  • Titahi Bay Golf Course (Famous Michael Campbell’s beginnings)
  • Mana Island, a mural walking tour, Totem poles, old machine gun bunkers, and rock pools.

Porirua City 

  • Pataka Art and Museum 
  • North City Plaza
  • Te Rauparaha Arena Indoor sports complex, aquatic centre and events centre
  • Porirua Harbour, and Pirates Cove Mini Golf

Porirua City suburbs


Adrenaline Forest (located close to  Gear House), Rope-climbing for all ages & abilities.
NZ Police Museum
Aotea Lagoon (Sate highway one and Whitford Brown Avenue) 


New Zealand Sea Adventures (Diving training)
Ngati Toa Domain, Mana 


Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
Whitby walkway playground


Plimmerton Beach
Ara Harakeke Walk


Camborne walk (Estuary Inlet)


Escarpment Track (state highway, Paekakariki 5034) Along the hills, challenging but exciting)

Other Nature and Wild Life Areas hiking / biking trails

  • Pauatahanui Wild Life Reserve
  • Kapiti Island – Wild Life Reserve (north of Porirua 20 mins travel) A must do.

Martinborough wine district

Features 20 wineries – 1 hr 16 mins drive from Titahi Bay 

The Capital city Wellington – 27 mins (25.4 kms)

Local Festivals & Events

Many and varied see,  (https://www.eventfinda.co.nz)

For further information:
TOURISM CENTRE PORIRUA i-site visitor information Centre 
8 Cobham Court Porirua Centre 042378088