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“Unsafe to swim” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Porirua Harbour

Porirua Harbour
Porirua 6006, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Porirua
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Wellington, New Zealand
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118 reviews 118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Unsafe to swim”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Recent newspaper reports on the condition of Porirua harbour are that the harbour is now so polluted it is unsafe to swim in. This is a tragic state of events and the local city and Regional Councils need to take action to clean it up

Visited May 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A beauty especially in the early morning”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

On the weekends or public holidays is the best time to go for a cycle or a walk. I went from Tawa to Titahi Bay and back via the Harbour and enjoyed the peacefulness.

Visited February 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Porirua”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Nice to be able to sit by the water and enjoying the company of your family and watching the world go by...

Visited January 2013
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Average sort of harbour”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The south arm (on which the Porirua city centre is located) is built around (housing or roading) over much of its length and is not particularly attractive, for swimming, wildlife or its natural beauty,. The north arm, at the Pauatahanui end is likewise built around much of its length, but retains mudflats, swamp and thus interesting birdlife. Someone (DOC?) has provided boardwalks and hides from which birdlife can be observed undisturbed. There are also picnic areas on this arm, suitable for lainching wind surfers etc, and swimming

Visited January 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Close to the main highway”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have driven past many times and while iut often looks very pretty I have never felt like I needed to stop.

Visited August 2012
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