Evans Bay Marina Carpark

Wellington, Overnight Campervan Parking

  • Info
  • Reviews  76%
  • Similar 9

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.

Photos

Maps

59 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 5.

Mahi's avatar

Mahi

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Marilli's avatar

Marilli

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed 10 days ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 74 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Indy's avatar

Indy

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 15 days ago

Ingrid Peters's avatar

Ingrid Peters

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

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.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

Tamara & Brittany 's avatar

Tamara & Brittany

Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Ddean's avatar

Ddean

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Mike Fricker's avatar

Mike Fricker

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Joe and Angie's avatar

Joe and Angie

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Zella Mahoney's avatar

Zella Mahoney

United States

Ranking: 6/10

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.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Jess's avatar

Jess

Ranking: 5/10

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!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Bex & Jake's avatar

Bex & Jake

Ranking: 7/10

Little bit out of Wellington but on a pretty marina. We were able to walk into central Wellington but it's up a steep hill and takes 30 mins ish.
Toilets dump and water were quite far away from where you can park and were standard public toilets.
We had showers at the huge leisure centre round the corner. (You have to pay $3.50 per person).

Reviewed 7 months ago

Peter's avatar

Peter

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

This is a really hard place to review.
Great location with a short walk up the hill to a bus that goes straight into the city.
The spots are ok but you are really close to your neighbours and there are two toilets that are clean but you are sharing them with about 90 people.
The biggest negative is that being free and popular it attracts people that don't seem to care about others around them. was spoilt by two groups that were loud and kept everyone awake until 2am.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Michael Stützle's avatar

Michael Stützle

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to go for a walk to Mt Victoria and further to city centre. From there take the bus back. Facilities are 200m from camping sites and they are also very popular so don't go there to late and respect the restrictions in terms of where to park.

Reviewed 8 months ago

59 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 5.

Mahi's avatar

Mahi

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Marilli's avatar

Marilli

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed 10 days ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 74 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Indy's avatar

Indy

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 15 days ago

Ingrid Peters's avatar

Ingrid Peters

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

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.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

Tamara & Brittany 's avatar

Tamara & Brittany

Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Ddean's avatar

Ddean

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Mike Fricker's avatar

Mike Fricker

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Joe and Angie's avatar

Joe and Angie

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Zella Mahoney's avatar

Zella Mahoney

United States

Ranking: 6/10

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.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Jess's avatar

Jess

Ranking: 5/10

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!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Bex & Jake's avatar

Bex & Jake

Ranking: 7/10

Little bit out of Wellington but on a pretty marina. We were able to walk into central Wellington but it's up a steep hill and takes 30 mins ish.
Toilets dump and water were quite far away from where you can park and were standard public toilets.
We had showers at the huge leisure centre round the corner. (You have to pay $3.50 per person).

Reviewed 7 months ago

Peter's avatar

Peter

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

This is a really hard place to review.
Great location with a short walk up the hill to a bus that goes straight into the city.
The spots are ok but you are really close to your neighbours and there are two toilets that are clean but you are sharing them with about 90 people.
The biggest negative is that being free and popular it attracts people that don't seem to care about others around them. was spoilt by two groups that were loud and kept everyone awake until 2am.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Michael Stützle's avatar

Michael Stützle

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to go for a walk to Mt Victoria and further to city centre. From there take the bus back. Facilities are 200m from camping sites and they are also very popular so don't go there to late and respect the restrictions in terms of where to park.

Reviewed 8 months ago