Explore Porirua City Suburbs
Discover and learn more about the suburb you want to live in
A family-friendly and community-driven suburb, Porirua offers plenty of housing options for a wide range of homebuyers; from the seaside abodes of Titahi Bay, to the lifestyle blocks of Pauatahanui. Enjoy the suburban comforts and conveniences of shopping centres and eateries – while being just metres away from breathtaking beaches, wetlands, and native forest!
Discover Porirua City
Porirua is a tight-knit and diverse suburb with a population of over 55,000. The suburb is located on the southern end of the Kāpiti Coast, just 20 minutes north of Wellington City. Bordered by rolling hills and 54 km of coastline, Porirua looks out across the harbour towards the Cook Strait. It is easily accessible by car and public transport, with multiple railway stations and State Highway 1 passing through the centre of the city.
Combining tranquil scenery with lively arts and culture, Porirua is a booming area with endless opportunities for homebuyers.
Porirua is a strong community with popular local events, including the Porirua Night Market and Saturday morning markets. The city has something for everyone, whether it’s shopping at North City Shopping Centre, perusing the exhibitions at Pātaka Art + Museum, or being up amongst the treetops at Adrenalin Forest! Porirua is exceedingly family-friendly, with amenities including Te Rauparaha Arena and Aquatic Centre, Aotea Lagoon, and the Porirua Library. The city also has a range of schools and education providers, including the Royal NZ Police College, Whitireia Polytechnic, and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Porirua is surrounded by serene waterways, sandy beaches, and native bush. The suburb has over 950 hectares of parks and reserves, including Whitireia Park, Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, and Pauatahanui Wildlife Management Reserve. Porirua residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking tracks, cycleways, and safe swimming areas. Whether it’s climbing Colonial Knob, cycling along the Ara Harakeke trail, or relaxing at Plimmerton Beach, Porirua and it’s suburb is the ultimate hub for outdoor adventures! Porirua is a vibrant and multicultural community that welcomes new residents with open arms. Home to arts and culture, the great outdoors, and a family-oriented atmosphere, the city is perfect for working professionals and families with children. Live by the sandy coast or stay inland and treat yourself to stunning views of the harbour – whether you’re looking for an affordable home or something more upmarket, Porirua has it all!