Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Porirua

Enjoy the temples and other features of Porirua. Renowned for its wildlife, spas and island views, this city welcomes all visitors. Westpac Stadium and Old St Paul's are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Porirua

Are you looking for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Porirua a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wellington Cable Car (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Wellington Zoo (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • The Weta Cave (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Porirua

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Porirua is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Botanic Gardens (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Mount Victoria Lookout (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Plimmerton Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Brendan Beach (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Petone Foreshore (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Paekakiri Beach (9 mi / 14.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Porirua

The nearest airport is in Paraparaumu (PPQ), located 15.1 mi (24.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.), which is 15.9 mi (25.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Porirua Station or Porirua Kenepuru Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay near Porirua?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 92 holiday rentals near Porirua. From 45 Houses to 24 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Porirua for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Porirua?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Porirua. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Porirua Station: 215 holiday rentals
  • Porirua Kenepuru Station: 203 holiday rentals
  • Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture: 218 holiday rentals
  • Wellington City: 160 holiday rentals
  • Wellington CBD: 46 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Porirua! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Porirua?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Porirua with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Wellington City: 160 holiday homes
  • Paraparaumu: 140 holiday homes
  • Lower Hutt: 176 holiday homes
  • Waikanae Beach: 150 holiday homes
  • Marlborough: 445 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Porirua?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Porirua. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Porirua Station: 215 holiday rentals
  • Porirua Kenepuru Station: 203 holiday rentals
  • Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture: 218 holiday rentals
  • New Zealand Film Archive: 166 holiday rentals
  • Plimmerton Beach: 277 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Porirua listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.