81 Rankers Reviews
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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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A great car park area just 15 mins to the ferry. Excellent toilets. Dump station and water just across the carpark. Well used and fills up quickly . Not far from the central city, we biked around . Always a few that are not really approved freedom campers that spoil it for others unfortunately.
It's free camping in central Wellington so can't really complain but I wouldn't go there again unless I needed to park a van somewhere and go into central Wellington, or was waiting for the ferry. We were there mid week in Feb and the car park was completely full, the only space we could fit in was pretty tight (we had a mercedes sprinter). It's just a car park so it's not like you can really sit or cook outside the van anywhere (our van had a bbq/table on the side outside but the space was so tight it was pretty impossible to use it). There were only 2 toilets so there was usually a queue for them since it was so busy. Dump station and fresh water available for vans. If you're just looking for somewhere to park up that's free and close to the city then it's fine, although there are other camp grounds a bit further out which we thought were way nicer.
Only stayed overnight before I caught the ferry in the morning but really good. There were nice clean toilets and heaps of space!
Really big space for freedom campers and reasonably close to the CBD (about $10 return to Uber, there's also a bus stop nearby). We were here in Nov and the car park was about 75% full; it would pay to get here early in the busy season. New looking toilets were clean and well maintained.
Fabulous spot. Am here in the middle of winter, plenty of room, clean toilets, bathed in sunshine, watching yachts race on Wellington Harbour. It doesn’t get much better than this.
We arrived around 130pm on the day before our trip to Picton (January 2020). There were three spots left at that time, last spot filled at about 3pm, saw multiple people coming in after that who failed to get spots. It’s a parking lot at a marina but there are two clean flush toilets, and fresh water and a dump station. About a ten dollar Uber into downtown. Perfect for what we needed. You’re packed in tight but who cares for a quick visit.
The location was fantastic. We got here though at about 1pm and had to stake out for about 40 minutes for a park as it was already very full.
$10 Uber into the city.
Thought it was fantastic until trying to sleep. A lot of groups of disrespectful people who were yelling and laughing until about 2am. Car doors slamming constantly. When you need to get up for the morning ferry it isn’t ideal.
Also when we stayed it was very windy! Be prepared for that.
Arrived at 6 30pm after ferry, no parks left, around 70% of vehicles there were cars, small vans etc and not self contained motorhomes. All these vehicles were displaying self contained stickers which it's obvious they aren't, probably bought off the internet. I wish these places would police their parking areas like they advertise they do. I've stayed at other places that say they are for motorhomes and half are cars. It's a lot easier to find a park for a car than it is to find one for a motorhome.
good place to stay to be close to the city. you need luck to get a place here. still, campers are very respectful
Can’t complain as it’s a free campsite in the city. Would need to get there early as spaces go easily. About an hour walk into the city. Toilets are the other side of the campsite and not many of them which is annoying but can’t complain
Rangers will come if your not self contained.
IT is a carpark surrounded by noisy street, but absolutely perfect for a Stay at Wellington: quite clean toilets, Bus stop in front of it and by Bus a few minutes to town centre.
As others have written, you should be there early to get a place. We arrived at 1p.m. In shoulder season and we got one of a few left spaces.
There is also a dumping and fresh water Station.
Many places but that makes it very crowded. Not a great view. Toilet was very good and dump station with fresh water is useful.