Hutt Valley



Kapiti Coast


Porirua Visitor Shop 
8 Cobham Court, Porirua
Phone: 04 237 8088

Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures 
Down the Garden Path
A look at the significant gardens of Porirua’s past and present.
Throughout September (opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4.30pm, Sundays and public holidays, 11am-4pm)
Corner Parumoana and Norrie Streets, Porirua
Contact: Pataka, 04 237 1511

The Flower Show
Local gardening groups from the Titahi Bay Horticultural Society and Whitby Floral Arts will be displaying their wonderful blooms. Children’s activities included.
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September, 10am-4.30pm (Saturday) and 11am-4.30pm (Sunday)
Corner Parumoana and Norrie Streets, Porirua
Contact: Margaret Tolland, 04 237 1571

What’s in Your Garden?
Two locals talk about some Porirua gardens, with a kids’ flower-making workshop; making paper leis and flowers from crepe paper.
Sunday 16 September, 10am- 4pm 
Corner Parumoana and Norrie Streets, Porirua
Contact: Margaret Tolland, 04 237 1571

Garden Talk
Local experts talk gardening.
Sunday 23 September, 2pm
Corner Parumoana and Norrie Streets, Porirua
Contact: Margaret Tolland, 04 237 1571

Porirua City Council
All the city gardens and roundabouts will have themed gardens during the Spring Festival
Contact: Tina Mullins, 04 237 5089

Porirua Scenic Reserve and Colonial Knob Walkway
View the most significant areas of native bush in Porirua City. Then walk the Colonial Knob Walkway for magnificent view of the coastline.
Anytime during the months of September, October or November. Suit yourself.
Broken Hill Road
Contact: Porirua Information Centre, 04 237 8088

Guided Tours of Porirua and Pauatahanui Burial Grounds
Visit the old burial grounds in Pauatahanui and Porirua City, both of which contain many heritage roses. The Pauatahanui Burial Ground is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Pauatahanui tour: Friday 16 November, 2pm
Porirua tour: Monday 19 November, 2pm 
Contact: Roger Beauchamp, 04 233 9729

Porirua Historical Association
Gear Homestead Walk and Talk
A guided tour of the Gear Homestead, including the historic gardens, the Woolshed, Potters’ rooms, plus a talk about the house and the Gear family. 
Saturday 13 October, 1pm-4pm. The tour includes afternoon tea. Cost: $12.00
Gear Homestead, Whitford. Brown Avenue, Porirua. Assemble at Pataka Museum at 1pm. Transport provided.
Contact: Roger Beauchamp, 04 233 9729

Waimapehi Stream Care Group / Pukerua Ray Residents’ Association
Secret Valley Project
Three lectures and guided walks to a native garden in the Waimapehi Stream – a rehabilitation project 10 years in the making secreted away in the centre of Pukerua. Once a rubbish dump, now a special community asset.
Sunday 9 September, Sunday 7 October, Sunday 4 November, 2pm. 

Meet at the Environmental Education Centre, The Secret Valley, Pukerua Bay.  (Come by train to the Pukerua Bay Railway Station (the walk is on the west of the station), or by car to the station carpark in Takutai Road.  The entrance sign at the top of the walkway is just north of the carpark.  Walk down a short way and you will reach the open-air Education Centre.)
Contact: Tony Jackman, 04 239 9840