Car park buildings & areas

Finding available car parks

There are electronic signs around the city indicating how many free car parks are available in car park buildings around the city. 

Parks Available in Car Park Buildings

Council-owned car parks

Council parking buildings and car parks are clearly marked with blue signs. Prices and payment methods vary, so check the signs when you park.

Central city parks

Civic Square (entrance off Harris Street)

  • Open 6am−12 midnight
  • Daytime (6am−6pm): $4 per hour, maximum stay of 2 hours
  • Evening (6pm−12 midnight): $2 per hour, maximum stay of 6 hours
  • Weekend: free, but a maximum stay of 2 hours applies on Saturdays and Sundays, 6am - 6pm

Clifton car park (entrance off The Terrace)

Monday−Friday

Earlybird fee rate: 6am - 8.59am start time and park for 4 hours or longer: $15 per day

Fee rates:

  • 6am−12 midnight: $4 per hour or part thereof
  • 12 midnight−6am: $2 per hour or part thereof

Saturday - Sunday, public holidays 

$2 per hour or part thereof (maximum daily charge: $6)

Overnight parking

If you leave your car parked overnight, the overall charge is made up of any of the above fee categories that apply during the total time the car was parked. For example:

Start time on first day: 8am
Departure time on second day: 5pm
Charges: $15 (earlybird concession) + $12 (night hourly fee for 6 hours) + $15 (earlybird concession) = $42
Start time on first day: 5pm
Departure time on second day: 9am
Charges: $28 (day hourly fee rate for 7 hours) + $12 (night hourly fee for 6 hours) + $12 (day hourly fee rate for 3 hours) = $52

Payment options


Payments can be made by cash, credit/debit card or by EFTPOS at the:

  • pay stations (pay before returning to your vehicle)
  • exit stations via credit/debit card (drive to the barriers, scan your ticket and ‘wave’ your card).

You can also use your chip card at the entry stations instead of taking a ticket – your card becomes your ticket so you need to use the same card for payment when you leave.

Stored value cards are available for $10 at the car park office. These are like “bus cards” for the car park and offer convenience for anyone who prefers to pay week by week rather than day by day. They are also the speediest way in and out of the car park as there is no transaction processing, barcode scanning or printing required.

Reserved parks

Three areas are set aside for reserved parking:

  • Kumutoto (under the Boulcott and Everton overpasses, southernmost section): $225 per month (includes GST)
  • Clifton South (by Kumutoto Lane, central section): $250 per month (includes GST)
  • Clifton Terrace (on Rosina Fell Lane, northernmost section): $300 per month (includes GST)

There's high demand for these reserved parks and a long waiting list. If you'd like to join the waiting list, complete the Clifton Car Park Reserved Parking Waitlist form.

Michael Fowler Centre Car Park (entrance off Wakefield Street)

  • Daytime (6am−6pm): $4 per hour, maximum stay of 2 hours
  • Evening (6pm−12 midnight): $2 per hour, maximum stay of 6 hours
  • Weekends: free, but a maximum stay of 2 hours applies on Saturdays and Sundays, 6am - 6pm

Parking on the waterfront

The car parks at Barnett Street, Kumutoto and Clyde Quay Wharf are all owned and managed by Wellington City Council and enforced by Wlison Parking

Barnett Street Car Park (pay and display)

150 bays located on the corner of Cable and Barnett streets.

  • Casual parking: $4 per hour
  • Daily parking: $14 for 12 hours, $30 for 24 hours

Kumutoto Car Park (pay and display)

Located next to the waterfront entrance, opposite Whitmore Street and the New Zealand Post building, Waterloo Quay. This car park offers a day rate, hourly, evening and weekend rates.

  • Casual parking: $4 per hour
  • Daily parking: $16 for 12 hours, $30 for 24 hours

Clyde Quay Wharf Car Park

Located at the southern end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Herd Street.

  • Casual parking: $4 per hour - 2 hours maximum

Clyde Quay Car Park

  • Casual parking: $4 per hour
  • Daily parking: $14 for 12 hours, $30 for 24 hours

Queens Wharf Bus Park − western side of TSB Bank Arena

  • $10 per hour, $30 for 12 hours, $40 for 24 hours

Bus parking

Free parking may be available for buses taking groups to the Museum of Wellington City & Sea. Enquiries must be made with the museum, email museumswellington@wmt.org.nz

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Wellington City Council Service Centre - Parking Enquiries

Phone 04 801 3040
Postal Address PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140
Street Address Ground Floor, 101 Wakefield Street (Civic Square)
Hours
Monday – Friday

8am – 5pm