Witness the wonders of Whitireia Park
If small is beautiful, that’s how we’d describe Whitireia Park - a rolling, open headland protecting Porirua harbour from the Cook Strait. This smallest of our parks offers a combination of expansive views and intimate inlets, thrilling winds and still water.
Run in conjunction with Ngati Toa Rangatira and accessible from Titahi Bay, Whitireia is an easy place to visit and a hard place to leave. Arriving through the harbour side Onepoto Bay entrance takes you through quiet sheltered coastal country to the lovely Onepoto Loop track, an easy stroll with valley views and seascapes.
Alternatively, you can get to the park through its main entrance on Thornley Road, Titahi Bay. Here, you’ll find stunning views from the hilltops over the sea to Mana Island and the mainland. You can drive through the park from here, down to its rugged secluded coast line and lovely Onehunga Bay where a sandy beach and sunny picnic spots await. You won’t be lost for things to do. Popular activities include, walking, running, mountain biking, kitesurfing, model plane flying, canoeing, cycling, swimming, fishing, scuba diving and picnicking. Bring the family, it’s that kind of place.
For more information, contact the Park Ranger Gary Wheaton on 027 223 7115.