Owhiro Bay, Wellington

Owhiro Bay, Wellington

Overnight Campervan Parking


59 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

11 Wellington

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Beachfront Freedom Camping away from the city


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The car park has limited room for self-contained and no space for non self-contained campervans. It is not suitable for tents. This area is next to Taputeranga Marine Reserve, so please respect our marine environment. Fishing, gathering and harvesting is prohibited.


- stick to the formed car park areas
- be respectful of the environment
- respect other visitors to the area and reserve users.
- watch for extreme weather and high wind. The weather can change quickly and the area is often windy, so make sure you secure your rubbish and belongings so they don't get blown around.


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Danielle Pegge's avatar

Danielle Pegge

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely camping right next to the marine reserve. It's just a car park but the view over the beach and the sunset were awesome and you can go for a walk along the beach. It was pretty windy but...it's Wellington. The toilets were clean. Close enough to drive into Wellington but far enough out that you're not in the city. I'd never really been to the beaches by Wellington but the ones around there were actually really nice. It was completely full though by late evening (which was just during the week, no school hols and covid year so we thought it would be quieter). We also tried the Evans Marina camping spot the next night but definitely preferred this one.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Susan's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great spot. Lovely cold water for a dunk, some walks and spots to venture into the rock pools. Toilets good and a washing area for your dishes. Be prepared for wind.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

EJ's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

This is a really beautiful spot but it was outrageously windy when we were there - it's a good idea to check the forecast before you go! Parking right by the water and clean toilets are pretty close. There were a couple of spaces free when we were there last night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Tim's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Camped here as it wasn't too far from the bluebridge ferry. Toilets were a bit smelly. Lots of non certified campers present at night. Some one turned up in the middle of the night with very loud & repetitive music for quite a long time.

Fantastic location!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rey's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place. Great view. Not so windy when I was there. Good beach shore walk. Ample space for SC Vans
Overnight- self contained only
Clean toilets - x2
Celphone signal - 4G

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Angela Amsterdam

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great free spot for the night before ferry, only 17mins to Blueridge terminal. Was wet and wild while we were there but the kids loved exploring the beach and valley walks. Nice clean toilets.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Julie Mc Donald

Ranking: 10/10

A wonderful quiet spot just outside Wellington about a ten minute drive. The toilets were very clean even had warm water, there is a lady with a good coffee cart. We stayed for the four nights, car park gets very busy at the weekends, you can do some lovel walks around the bays, did not walk along the beach to the seal colony, they say it about one hour’s walk. Would definitely come back. The parking is right on the sea front. Thanks 😊

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Bean's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely spot and views.
Self contained only.
There are 2 flush toilets that get cleaned, rubbish bins, running water tap.
It can get very windy.
Popular spot, fills up pretty early. It's a carpark so you will be close to vans either side

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Peter's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot just outside Wellington. Not lots of spaces, but some free up when cars leave. Lovely view of the sea and an easy drive to the ferry.

Reviewed over 2 years ago



Ranking: 6/10

Very, VERY windy spot.
right on the edge of NZ.
what makes it windy as, hence hard to cook outside or even sit outside.
toilets right next to the parking, and clean enough.
About 15 spots for regular vans or vehicles.
NOT suitable for motorhomes etc..
very nice views and walks!
but again, alot of wind! so be prepared if you're going for a walk.
come on time, spots were full every day, and we stayed here 3 days.
with a bit of luck, you can spot a pinguin or seal.
rough coastline, very rocky.
but amazingly beautiful!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Stefan&Kristin's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice Free campsite 5-10 Min. outside Wellington. Lots of Space for CV but quiet popular. Clean flush Toilettes. Incredible view over the ocean and cliffs with a walkway along the Coast. Perfekt Spot for one Night when travelling with the ferry to the South Island the next Day. Drive to ferry takes about 20 Minutes.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Tills's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

One of the most beautiful spot for freedom camping! Few spaces, but great location for a walk to the Red Rocks. Toilets are clean.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Luis Vigil Vidal

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect place to stay at Wellington. Just 10 minutes away from the city. Very nice and clean flush toilets. Right into a beach with cliffs, amazing location. Place for around 20 vans, but we also saw campervans in the normal parking. Nice walk at the nearby beach and nice coastal road to get to Wellington.

Reviewed over 2 years ago