Overnight Freedom Camping at Evans Bay for Self Contained Vehicles with a maximum of 4 nights per single calendar month.
NOTE - Only the southern end of the carpark is available for Freedom Camping.
North Island ▷ Wellington Region ▷ Wellington
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+ Harbourview (beautiful sunrise)
+ Walkingdistance Mt.Victoria (30 min up)
+ Walkingdistance Pac'n'Save (15 min) which is open till 11pm
+ Busstops (2 and 24) to city close by (had to look and ask to find)
+ Clean-ish toilets, dumpstation (2) and drinkingwater
+ It's free, it's in the city, close to WETA, airport, ferry's
- Only early arrival (before noon) is rewarded in peakseason. We arrived late januari at 3pm and got last spot.
+/- Crowded, but cozy we're-in-it-together-and managed-to-find-a-spot feel in an odd way.
- It's a parkinglot next to the highway
You have to be there early, it fills up really fast! It‘s nice, right next to the water, bus stop 2 min away. Toilets were clean! Totally recommanded!
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Great place to stay for free near the city.
Do not let the aerial photo in this app fool you, the place to freedom camp is north of the Vollunteer Coastguard building, with plenty of places to stay.
Noice from the nearby airport is OK, the 2 toilets are just south of the Vollunteer building.
Very easy acces to the city, several buses stops at 5 min. Can be very windy though. Many places in front of the road and few in front of the sea.
Perfect to explore the city by foot, without wondering about parking and traffic.
10 dollars to go with an uber late at night.
Self contained only.
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Really nice location for your campervan! Right at the sea and anearby busstation!
Toilets and drinkingwater available!
We arrived at 6pm and there were a view spots left.
We didn’t show up until 10-11pm. The lot was jam packed. We squeezed in though. Bathrooms were a short walk away and clean.
Easy acces to the city by bus, takes about 30 minutes (nr. 2 and nr. 24). We arrived around 3 pm and the carpark was filling up fast, so get there in time. 2 public toilets at the end of the carpark. Street noise wasn't to bad, bring some earplugs just in case.
Tamara & Brittany
Arrived late from the late ferry, car park was as full. We found a spot, squeezed in. We however allegedly distrupted other campers and were soon told so. We were however not noisy, the parks are very close together. Also be mindful the car park is on a main road so very noisy all night and morning. Also note the toilets are some distance away.
Fellow Aussie Campers x
Pretty great camping for a city as big as Wellington. Plenty of space, it got quite full but not completely. Library nearby w. Free WiFi open until 8. 40-50 minute walk or 7 minute drive into the city. Toilets a 2 minute walk from the sites. There's also a large swimming pool w. showers, saunas, hot pools etc. Pacnsave+countdown a short walk away. The aerial picture displayed on here is the wrong location.
03Oct18, 1 night before departing on the ferry to Picton.
Space for quite a few campers but no specific spaces for longer ones. Ours is 7.7m so took 2 spaces. There are few options for this.
Anyhow, it’s free and the public toilets are good although not open until 8.30am.
A long walk to the city centre but do-able for walkers.
Traffic noise most of the night and the planes kick in fairly early in the morning. Ear plugs recommended. Debated whether to give 9 or 10 points. Dropped the 1 because of noise.
Make sure you get to the dump station early enough to queue and get to the ferry in time.
As we were leaving there were some guys marking out for new white lines. Perhaps someone with a later update can give details of what the result is.
Joe and Angie
Car park at the Marina, close to the airport, fairly quiet considering airport and main roads close by. Basic facilities, dump point and water available at the marina office. Busy freebie so get in quick although there is plenty of spots for up to 20 vehicles. Camper parking clearly marked, allowed four nights per month, bus stop to town (Metlink bus 24 gets you to town for a fiver). Great place.
Spent the night here before catching the 8 am ferry. It was definitely bright and noisy from the road, and the area itself is windy. We got there pretty late, so I think we had one of the worst spots to be. Others came in later, and it does get pretty packed. It's a good walk to the bathrooms. I didn't have to wait at all when I went at night, or in the morning. It was close to the ferry, which was nice. And it's free, so really can't complain there. Probably a good idea to be there earlier in the day for a spot further from the road.
SUPER busy even in low season! Dont recommend for larger vehicles to get there too late or you wont get a park that will fit your size!
Very noisy but a good spot for a quick overnight stop. Get in early!