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Just 20 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, and meet friendly people from diverse backgrounds.

Wander the region's walkways

Climb Colonial Knob, a 1.7km native bush walk with stunning views, or take the family out to Ara Harakeke for a leisurely walk or cycle along the 8.7km trail.

Take the family to Aotea Lagoon

Ride around the lagoon on the model train, play in the adventure fort and playground, or feed the ducks at the duck pond. The rose gardens are well worth a look too.