Pay by Space parking locations and fees

Hourly fees apply 7 days a week in the central city.

 

Parking on a weekday

From Monday to Friday, most Pay by Space parking in the central city costs $5 per hour. Some parking on the fringe of the city costs $3 or $4 per hour.

Fees apply from 8am to 8pm, except for:

  • Botanic Gardens: 8am to 4pm
  • Thorndon Quay: 8am to 6pm, except for 10-hour parks opposite the ‘Woolstore’ and Hutt Road, which are from 8am to 8pm

The best way to confirm the time restrictions and prices of a parking space is by entering the bay number into a parking machine.

Weekday parking fee area map (600KB JPG)

Weekday parking map of Wellington.
CBD and city fringe weekday parking fee areas. This map has been produced for informational purposes only, please refer to meters and signs to determine the parking requirements.
 

Parking on the weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, the fee for Pay by Space parking is $3 per hour. 

Fees apply from 8am to 8pm.

Weekend parking fee area map (600KB JPG)

Weekend parking map of Wellington
Weekend parking areas. This map has been produced for informational purposes only, please refer to meters and signs to determine the parking requirements.

Parking in Kelburn

Sections of Kelburn Parade, Glasgow Street and Salamanca Road are Pay by Space parking.

Monday to Sunday, the fee for parking is $3 per hour. 

Fees apply from 8am to 8pm.

Kelburn parking map (870KB JPG)

Kelburn parking areas (7 days). This map has been produced for informational purposes only, please refer to meters and signs to determine the parking requirements.
 

Parking on public holidays

It's free to park in the central city on public holidays. There is no time limit.

New Zealand Government – Public holidays and anniversary dates

 

How long you can park for

All Pay by Space parks have time restrictions. Most are limited to 120 minutes (P120), with some 30-minute spaces (P30) near Wellington Railway Station. Check the parking meter screen for information about how long you can park for.

Note: Pay by Space parks have a sensor installed in the ground. This means your time starts from the moment your vehicle enters the parking space, not from when payment is made.

Medium term parking

4-hour metered parking is available at Freyberg Car Park, Barnett Street Car Park and Clyde Quay Car Park. Check the parking meter screen for information about how long you can park for.

Longer term parking

10-hour Pay by Space parking is available on Oriental Parade, Kent Terrace, Cambridge Terrace, Thorndon Quay, Hutt Road, Kelburn Parade, Salamanca Road and Glasgow Street. Check the parking meter screen for information about how long you can park for.

Self-contained campervan overnight parking is available at Barnett Street Car Park .

There are coupon parking spaces on the fringes of the city where you can park up to 2 hours for free, or buy a coupon to park longer.

Coupon parking

 

Need help?

You can phone our Contact Centre any time on 04 499 4444 or email info@wcc.govt.nz