Garden Rd Carpark

Garden Rd Carpark

Raumati Beach - Overnight Campervan Parking


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This carpark is well situated being right on the beach and very close to local Raumati Village shops. Overnight parking for up to 3 self contained campervans that can stay a maximum 1 nights at Garden Road Carpark (in front of Raumati beach Swimming pool).


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Kapiti Coast District Council

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North IslandWellington RegionParaparaumu


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Emer's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place to stay right on the beach. Flush toilet was clean. Says only 3 vans but there were about 6 there and no issues. Plenty of space. There is a bar and restaurant there too if you wanted a meal.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Bc's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great spot on beach. Toilets available close by and pretty clean. 3 spots but clear that more vans stay than that. Would come again

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Audrey Banks

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Ranking: 10/10

Great views, nice beach. Toilets clean but dated. Great restaurant/bar. Park for kids . Dog friendly. Not far to shops/cafes and laundromat. Shame you can only stay one night.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Denise Philpott

Ranking: 9/10

First time in our new caravan and this little spot was near perfect. Had to wait for a couple of cars to vacate the overnight parks as it had been a lovely day and the carpark was quite full. As with previous comments, I think it's not a problem for more that three vans to stay overnight as some leave very early for the ferry. We were fully self contained so can't comment on the toilets. Nearby bars, restaurants and shops were excellent. Only thing bad was the weather meaning we didn't get to explore the local area on foot. Will most definitely be back.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Luis Vigil Vidal

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect spot. Right next to and amazing beach. In theory just space for three vans but we were like 10 there. Its a parking area in front the beach. Nice toilets but only open from sunrise to sunset. Very nice sunset at the beach. Just a bit of light and noise from the restaurant nearby. For a free camp its just perfect!!!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views close to playground. Plenty to emtertain the Family. Enjoyed quiet night Good Friday. Fired up bbq next to camper after clearing it with Council and ultimately Rescue Service. Drew a few comments reminding how great a Country we live in and the freedom we have here. Awesome location. Agree with comments re public toilets need servicing would give better Tourist impression but wouldnt stop us from returning.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Pim Brackenie


Ranking: 7/10

Free campsite right at the beach. Only three campervans are allowed, but there are no designated spots, so eventually there were about seven campervans that stayed for the night in november. Toilet facility (No showers) were nearby, but were not very clean and had no lights. Toilets closed at 9pm. Good spot to stay when you head out for Wellington the next day.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Luis Vigil Vidal

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing sunset!! Great place to stay if getting or leaving Wellington. Nice and long beach just in front of you. Only self contained and in theory just 3 spots allowed. We were like 7 when we were there. Toilets located in front but closed early (like 20:00).

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Laurie Meston

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful place to stay - beautiful unobstructed view of the beach, Sunset was gorgeous. Toilets just across parking lot are open from sunrise to sunset. Up to three camper vans allowed at one time. A definite gem....and it's free!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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David Elliott


Ranking: 8/10

Great site, right on the beach, in a public carpark. Public toilets close at sunset and open at sunrise. Restaurant and children's playground next door but it was a very quite spot during the week. An easy walk to shops. Basically a good overnight stop. There were signs saying only 3 self contained vehicles allowed per night. But when we awoke, there were at least 6 vehicles parked.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Sebastian Auel

Ranking: 9/10

Great quiet spot during the night, right at the beach with great views out our back window, like sleeping on the beach, we stayed here on a Thursday, there is plenty of room for three self contained vehicles, when you get there it might seem like no room because of many cars parking but most of them leave late afternoon or after sunset. The only thing to complain is the public toilet which was quite dirty. We would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Heather Scoltock

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location directly overlooking the beach. Self contained only but public toilets in carpark. They close in the evening but were open at 5.30am. Some noise until 10pm from restaurant and lots of weekend activity at boat launch in carpark. Woke up to find a woman's triathlon getting underway. But it all just kept us entertained as it was never intrusive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Nyla and Alan Ramsay

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot. Good view, near to children's playground, bar and restaurant and Raumati shops. Could be a bit rough in windy weather.

Reviewed over 7 years ago