Trading and events in our Town Belt and reserves

See where and what type of commercial activity you can carry out on the Wellington Town Belt and in reserves.

Types of activities

We have identified sites on the Wellington Town Belt and in our reserves, parks and gardens where people can run the following mobile trading, activities and events with approval from Council officers:

  • Stationary activities – food and beverage carts and trucks, and recreation equipment hire
  • Mobile activities – professional dog walking and training
  • Mobile and stationary activities – commercial lessons, coaching, group fitness, tours/guides, and events

All activities must be low-impact, temporary and follow the rules and guidelines set out in the policy, legislation, and any relevant management plans.

If your activity doesn't fall into these three groups, contact our Park Rangers team to discuss further – email:

Activity sites

For stationary activities, you can apply for approval to use any of the following sites. We've organised our sites across Wellington into their relevant wards. However, Council officers will provide more detailed locations as a part of the approval process.

Makara Ohariu

  • Makara Beach Foreshore and Reserves 

Motukairangi Eastern Ward

  • Centennial Reserve/Miramar mountain bike park and pump track
  • Lyall Bay Beach and Carpark – close to Hue-te-para
  • Evans Bay Marina, Hataitai
  • Worser Bay beach and carpark – close to Kakariki-Huta Pā
  • Cog Park
  • Kilbirnie Park – Akau-tangi Pā
  • Churchill Park and surrounding road reserve, Seatoun – near Kirikiri-tātangi 

Paekawakawa Southern Ward

  • Shorland Park and Play Area
  • Truby King Park
  • Brooklyn Wind Turbine
  • Ōwhiro Bay Quarry/Te Kopahou – Red Rocks
  • Te Raekaihau Point – Princess Bay 

Pukehīnau Lambton Ward

  • Railway Station Reserve – listed heritage area
  • Wellington Botanic Garden and Anderson Park
  • Bolton Street Cemetery
  • Glover Park
  • Te Aro Park
  • Waitangi Park
  • Freyberg pool carpark and beach and Oriental Parade Beach
  • Frank Kitts Park

Takapū Northern Ward

  • Grasslees reserve
  • Grenada North Park and Play Area
  • Alex Moore Park
  • Raroa Park
  • Pukehuia Park – Newlands

Wellington Town Belt

  • Kelburn Park and Play Area
  • Hataitai Park
  • Wakefield Park

Wharangi Onslow-Western Ward

  • Makara Peak Reserve
  • Ian Galloway Park – BMX Area and Wilton Park
  • Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush
  • Appleton Park
  • Karori Cemetery

For mobile activities, where your activities move and travel across sites, you can apply for approval to use tracks in any reserve or the Wellington Town Belt.

Town Belt – pending requests and approvals

View pending requests and approved commercial operators who can use the Wellington Town Belt.