Whitireia Road, Titahi Bay
The main entrance via Whitireia Rd Titahi Bay. Turn off SH1 at Porirua and follow Titahi Bay Road, to the end of Main Road, turn right into Bay Drive & then left into Thornley Street then Transmitter St, then turn left into Whitireia Road to enter the park.
For more information about other entrances check the Getting there page.
6am till Dusk
Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times. Onehunga Bay is a dogs on lead area.
Total Fire Ban all year round. Fireworks are prohibited in all Regional Parks and Forests.
Park may be closed at any time due to weather.
Radio New Zealand is installing a replacement transmission mast in the park. Work will begin on Saturday and will be completed by the end of the week.
An aerial spray operation is planned on a variety of pest plant species on the cliffs and some slopes of Whitireia Park between February to June 2020.
Penguin breeding season runs between July and February and is currently in full swing! Please keep your dogs on leash during the nesting season.
Whitireia Park is a headland with commanding views over Mana Island and Porirua Harbour. The park comprises around 180 hectares of predominantly open space grasslands with some native bush.
It provides leisure activities such as fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, rock climbing, bird spotting and walking. The park also provides a unique opportunity for people to undertake a variety of leisure activities in or on the water including swimming, kite surfing and diving.
Steeped in Māori history, it is believed that the anchor stone of the canoe of legendary Māori explorer, Kupe, lay on Onehunga Beach for centuries. The stone is now housed in Te Papa Museum.
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