4 Rankers Reviews
This car park is a designated free-camping spot in central Hastings.
As it is downtown, there are a few rules surrounding its use:
- Campervans and motorhomes must have self-contained certification
- Maximum stay 2 nights
- Two parking spaces may be used within the central parking grid
- Free parking available only between 5pm and 9am
- No awnings, 3m clearance between vehicles, no alcohol outside campervans, pets must be on leads.
See the Hastings District Council website for full details.
Park up, kick back and sample the Hastings nightlife!
North Island ▷ Hawkes Bay ▷ Hastings
Have been woken up every single hour by the bloody clock. Why can't they just turn it off at night? Never again.
Great spot located right in the downtown of Hastings, but bring your earplugs!!
Very convenient to the downtown, one block away from the clean bathrooms by the bus station, two blocks away (behind the library) is a filtered bottled water refill. Ample parking, but you have to leave by 9 am, when the parking lot returns to its day use as a for pay parking lot. The big drawback was the fact that you are right in the downtown, next to active train tracks. Through the night it was very nice and quiet, but starting in the early morning (5:30 am for us ) the city starts to wake up around you, and will wake you up without earplugs. Garbage trucks, the early train, and the general car traffic are pretty hard to ignore otherwise.
The description of this lot is accurate, and it is the perfect location if you want to stay in a cute Hawke's Bay town for the night!
If you are looking for night life, Cue Bar was local and really fun, playing awesome New Zealand music and had cheap drinks! Plus it's just up the road from where you've parked!
There is no washroom, but public washrooms are open until 9pm just down the road, or the bar is open late.
Police station just down the road, so felt perfectly safe. Cute shops, cafes, and restaurants all in walking distance. We love Hastings!
This is a parking lot in the middle of the CBD thus the location is ideal to walk out the door and check out all the shops or eat a bite - like staying in a hotel with the great location but no cost. It was remarkably quiet at night except you are right next to the bell tower (it's really not that loud).