The port city of Porirua is located 15 minutes north of Wellington. It is home to Pataka, one of New Zealand’s most important museums.
Porirua is a satellite city of Wellington, located on the southern part of the Kapiti Coast. It completely surrounds the port of Porirua, a popular port for windsurfing, water skiing and jet skiing. The best things to do in Porirua are visiting Pataka, a museum and gallery that specializes in Maori and Pacific Island art; shopping at the Porirua market, which is set up every Saturday morning; exploring Battle Hill Farm Forest Park and going to various beaches where you can swim safely. On Waitangi Day (February 6), Porirua celebrates cultural diversity with the”Festival of the Elements”. You’ll find plenty of places to sleep, including motels, campgrounds and bed and breakfasts. General information: Approximate population of 48,550 inhabitants, large shopping centers, Visitor center i-SITE.
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