Activities and Attractions in Porirua City

This page lists commercial activities and attractions in Porirua City suitable for individuals, families and children.

For other activities and attractions, follow the links on the left.

See also our Leisure section for information on Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua Library, Te Rauparaha Arena, Arena Aquatic Centre, walkways, tracks and beaches.

Miniature Adventure Golf

Ahoy me hearties! How about a round of adventure golf! 18 holes, "Mystery Hole In One" Prizes, Kids Golf Certificates and Group Golf Challenges.

Come down to Wineera Drive (behind the Warehouse) and enjoy a game of mini-golf in the Pirate's Cove. Go through waterfalls, over bridges, in caves and on the pirate's ship. Great fun for all the family. Individual and family prices. Phone (04) 237 6809 or visit the Adventure Golf website.

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf also provide affordable private venue for social functions, corporate functions and birthday parties, hosting up to 200 people.  Packages can be tailored to each group.

Pirates Cove Mini Golf in Wi-Neera Drive.

Strike Entertainment Centre

35 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua Phone (04) 237 4428 Fax (04) 238 9023.
Open 7 days, 9 am - late.
Experience "Glow in the Dark" bowling, automatic scoring with graphics.
Shoe hire available.
Or visit the Strike website.


Lighthouse Theatre, Pauatahanui

Located at 3 Paekakariki Hill Road, Porirua City, phone: (04) 234 6770.  View Location in Google Maps.

A cinema with a fully licensed cafe with a top range of wines and beers, the best coffee, ice cream and counter food. Offers movies that have a high intellectual standing, and an environment where enthusiasts can meet in comfortable surroundings.

Readings Cinema, North City Shopping Centre

Located upstairs in North City Shopping Centre, 2 Titahi Bay Road.  View Location in Google Maps.

Reading Cinemas Porirua is a 5 screen cinema complex. The cinemas feature huge wall to wall screens, first release movies and value packed candy bar deals!


North City Indoor Go-Karting, 3 Raiha St, Elsdon, Porirua, Phone (04) 237 0671, Fax (04) 237 0674.
View Location in Google Maps.

View the North City Indoor Go-Karting website for full details.
Experience the thrill of New Zealand's fastest indoor sprint karts on New Zealand's longest track.
Double seater karts available.
Licensed snack facilities 12 noon -10pm.
Free to watch.

Mana Island Sailing Adventures

  • Cook Strait Sailing Adventures
  • Expeditions to Mana Island Scientific Reserve
  • Fishing and Picnics
  • Weekend Family Specials

Mana Island Yacht Charters provides a unique skippered sailing experience up to 5 nautical miles into Cook Strait, with landings on Mana Island to visit the scientific reserve. The sailing vessel "Paikea" is approved by Maritime New Zealand to carry up to nine passengers for an adventure of a lifetime.

Contact Juliet or Michael (021) 040 9968 or (04) 233 6439
Email Bookings:
Visit the Mana Island Sailing Adventures website.

Kapiti Island Tours

Ferry transport to Kapiti Island daily trips, Island guided tours
Phone 0800 527 484
Visit the Kapiti Tours website for full details.

Fishing Charters

West Coast Fishing Charters - for individuals or up to 5 people
Day or half day trips
Phone (04) 236 8605
Visit the Wellington Fishing website for full details.

Kayaking and Diving

New Zealand Sea Adventures organise trips to adventure spots around New Zealand
Purchase fishing and kayaking equipment, and diver training
Phone (04) 233 8238
Visit the NZ Sea Adventures website for full details.

Links to more information

External websites:

  • Jasons - for travel information around New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific:

Porirua City Council links: