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-sees in the area. Many of our vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Porirua a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 features

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 center:

  • 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 center. 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 around Porirua, NZ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 98 vacation rentals near Porirua. From 49 house rentals to 24 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Porirua for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Porirua?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Porirua. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Porirua Kenepuru Station: 216 vacation rentals
  • Porirua Station: 231 vacation rentals
  • Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture: 229 vacation rentals
  • North Island: 7,177 vacation rentals
  • Wellington City: 169 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Porirua! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Porirua?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Porirua:

  • Wellington City: 169 rentals
  • Marlborough: 470 rentals
  • Lower Hutt: 184 rentals
  • Waikanae Beach: 152 rentals
  • Wairarapa: 229 rentals

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

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

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Porirua. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Porirua Kenepuru Station: 216 rentals
  • Porirua Station: 231 rentals
  • Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture: 229 rentals
  • Newtown Park: 169 rentals
  • Maori Treasures: 194 rentals

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