Kapiti’s next door neighbour Porirua City is about to have a $21 million adventure park constructed in its western hills which is being hailed as a game-changer for the city's economy.
The network of trails on Rangituhi, or Colonial Knob, is expected to attract walkers and mountain bikers, and other attractions will include two cafes, a chairlift, and an indoor surf simulator.
Mayor Mike Tana says it's like a year-round ski resort that doesn't require snow.
He says the park would be built by Select Contracts, the Canadian company behind the Christchurch Adventure Park, at no cost to Porirua ratepayers.
Work would begin next year and take two years to complete. More than 100 jobs were expected to be created.
Mr Tana says estimates show around 80,000 local users will visit per annum and a potential economic impact, over five years, of about $40m coming into the Wellington economy.
Porirua Chamber of Commerce acting director Nick Leggett said the park was a
tremendous step for the city.