Click to go to the Porirua Pathfinder page.Aotea Lagoon: Top 12 Tracks No. 9

This is a sheltered public park with a wide sealed 732 metre pathway around the lagoon. The pathway is ideal for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, prams, and children on trikes. There is an adventure fort and playground, a fenced toddlers' playground, and picnic areas close by to use while watching the children.

Ride around the lagoon on the model train which runs most fine Sundays, go for a wander in the rose garden or shade house, or test your fitness on the modern fitness stations around the lagoon perimeter. There is also a petanque area, and a smaller duck pond with a gated boardwalk over it. Bring your old bread to feed the ducks as they are always hungry.

It takes about 10 minutes to walk around the lagoon at a quick pace. Modern fitness stations are dotted along the pathway. The path is lit at night, so you can exercise after dark if you wish.

Contact the Porirua City Council for information on the many events we hold at Aotea Lagoon by phoning our Contact Centre on (04) 237 5089.

View looking south over Aotea Lagoon showing lagoon and pathway.
View looking south over Aotea Lagoon showing lagoon and pathway.

Aotea Lagoon walkers.
Aotea Lagoon walkers.

Aotea Lagoon Adventure Playground and Fort.
Aotea Lagoon Adventure Playground and Fort.

How to get there

Plenty of parking is available at both the north and south entrances to the Park, along Papakowhai Road. Visit Metlink's website for train and bus timetables.

Click on the image to view the Aotea Lagoon line drawing map (pdf). Maps


Walkers; Prams; Wheelchairs; Tricycles.


Dogs are permitted on lead.


Toilets: At the southern entrance; and next to the duck pond at the northern end.
Playgrounds: Adventure and Toddler.
Picnic tables: Adjacent to the playgrounds.

Grade: Flat

Elevation: Aotea Lagoon.

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Environment Code

  • Protect plants and wildlife
  • Remove rubbish
  • Keep to the footpaths
  • Consider other people
  • Clean up after your dog


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