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Onepoto Road

Porirua, Wellington Region


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Onepoto Road is one of the access points to Whitireia Park, a picturesque coastal park located in Porirua. This park is known for its breathtaking landscapes, which include rugged coastlines, rolling hills, and native bush. Visitors to Whitireia Park can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, walking, bird watching, and picnicking.

From the Onepoto Road car park, you can embark on several scenic routes that offer panoramic views of Porirua Harbour, Mana Island, and the South Island on a clear day. One of the park's highlights is the Whitireia Coast Trail, a coastal path that provides stunning sea views and opportunities to spot marine wildlife.

Whitireia Park is also steeped in cultural history, with significant sites related to the local Ngāti Toa Rangatira iwi. Interpretive signs along the trails provide insights into the area's rich Māori heritage, adding an educational aspect to your visit.

Know before you go...

  • Check the weather forecast, as conditions can change rapidly along the coast

  • Carry sufficient water and snacks, as there are limited facilities within the park

  • Respect the natural environment and cultural sites by sticking to marked trails and following park guidelines

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Te Onepoto Loop - from Onepoto Bay

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Getting there

Head towards Porirua and follow the signs to Titahi Bay. Onepoto Road leads directly into the park, with a designated carpark available for visitors. Public transport options include buses that run to Titahi Bay, with a short walk from the bus stop to the park entrance.


Accommodation options are available in nearby Porirua, ranging from hotels and motels to holiday parks and bed-and-breakfasts. For a more immersive natural experience, there are also camping options in the region.


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