Barnett Street Carpark, Wellington...

Barnett Street Carpark, Wellington

Overnight Campervan Parking

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7 Rankers Reviews

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Specified area for Campers - Near Te Papa
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Note from Rankers;
We consider this to be the easiest access Campervan parking area in Wellington. There's also a very good free option around the corner at Evans Bay, but it requires transport to get into town, while this location is right next to Te Papa Museum (which by rights should cost more than the $30 it costs you to park here for 24hrs anyway).

It's also handy to the magnificent Wellington waterfront area which is well worth a stroll, plus all the great food and drink options within a short walk.

This is also the closest Campervan location to the Ferry Terminals.

Drive through into Barnett Carpark entrance and once you're in the carpark area, take a hard right back toward the main street again. You'll see around 10-15 specialty parks available, near the street you accessed the carpark from. See photo which shows the parking area.

Purchase a parking ticket for $30 for a 24 hour period.

Toilets are located a either in Te Papa Museum or walk for a few hundred metres the other way, past the skate park, next to a simple / fun little playground (also very handy if you have kids :)

Other note:
No overnight parking here on Saturdays due to restrictions for the food market which opens first thing on Sunday morning.

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Wellington City Council

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Location

North IslandWellington RegionWellington

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  • Freedom Camping

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Cymen Crick's avatar

Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

I consider this to be the easiest access Campervan parking area in Wellington. There's also a very good free option around the corner at Evans Bay, but it requires transport to get into town, while this location is right next to Te Papa Museum (which by rights should cost more than the $30 it costs you to park here for 24hrs anyway).

It's also handy to the magnificent Wellington waterfront area which is well worth a stroll, plus all the great food and drink options within a short walk.

This is also the closest Campervan location to the Ferry Terminals.

Drive through into Barnett Carpark entrance and once you're in the carpark area, take a hard right back toward the main street again. You'll see around 10-15 specialty parks available, near the street you accessed the carpark from. See photo which shows the parking area.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Ju's avatar

Ju

Ranking: 8/10

Cost 30$ for 24h. It’s a basic parking lot offering nothing else than a place to park. Toilets are available across the park (5min walk and closed for maintenance at our time). You can find other public toilets downtown (~7min walk).
I would go back again because it’s very central, close to the downtown bars and restaurants and allow you to visit every part of central Wellington on foot.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Chris's avatar

Chris

Ranking: 5/10

Very central parking area. You are directly at the harbor and quickly in the town center.
However we came with a 7m long camper. Parking lots were too small. We saw several of these sized campers blocking 2-3 lots. Arriving Saturday early afternoon it was quite difficult to find a free spot.

You can buy the following tickets: 30 Dollars for 24h or 14 Dollars for 12h. (Recommendation: Buy 2x 12h instead of 24h to save 2 Dollars if you like).

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Mark Jarvis

Ranking: 8/10

A large car park in the middle of wellington. It is busy in the day but clears at night time and there is a toilet block on the other side of the park that’s next too it should you wish to use them. We originally wanted to stay at the free camping sites (all full) but found this to be a much better option in the end as it’s right in the centre of Wellington right next to Te Pata museum, harbour and central district with food and shopping. So glad we stayed here as you would need to drive in and pay for parking anyway. It’s $14 for 12 hours or $30 for 24hrs.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in September 2019

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Mk dream's avatar

Mk dream

Ranking: 6/10

Was oké to stay die ons night in the night it’s relatively quiet. To bad hour camper got vandalised here some found it nessery to write on the back of hour camper 😖

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Robin Heels

Ranking: 7/10

It's a car park. Right in the centre of Wellington, busy with shoppers during the day, but empties out in the evening. Only $14 for 12 hours if you are waiting for an early ferry.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Ewan Evans's avatar

Ewan Evans

Ranking: 5/10

Essentially just an open air car park. Excellent location to walk to a whole lot of activities in Wellington, including right next to Te Papa museum. No designated motorhome spots so had to stick out of one of the spots. $30 for 24 hours. Public toilet 5 minutes walk across the park.
This was the oddest experience in our north island adventure - staying in a car park with traffic going by! Would probably stay here again given the location.
Did not see any security and the payments were done via machine.

Reviewed over 4 years ago