Owhiro Bay, Wellington

Owhiro Bay, Wellington

Overnight Campervan Parking

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49 Rankers Reviews

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71 Freedom Camping

10 Wellington


Waterfront Camping. Nice!


Beachfront Freedom Camping away from the city

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.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWellington RegionWellington


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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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 about 1 month 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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Mike Sc

Ranking: 9/10

Very congested even in October
Arrived at 18
30 one space left. Mirror to mirror parking.. beautiful on shore parking
2 very clean toilets with hot water. Very windy during the night. Glad we were packed like sardines.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Martin Hansen

Ranking: 8/10

Very few spots unless you want to camp illegally. And it is not cool to do that!
Arrive early to get s spot here. It pays off to wait for the "normal cars" to depart as the beach is popular at day too.

The toilets are okay and are open 24/7.

Stayed here for two nights

Reviewed 3 months ago

Georgia's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Such a great spot if you are getting or arriving from an early ferry! About 12 free spots available, toilets are clean and have hot water. Can be windy at this spot but bearable. Beautiful sunset!

Reviewed 10 months ago

Christoph's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

We were there after night arrival of our ferry. In order to find a parking place only for half night. On arrival there we saw there already parking camper vans and we parked beside them on a parking place. In the morning a friendly man wakes u sup and advised us to leave cause only car parking allowed on our ground. We hadn't seen it. Finally it's a good spot but think Wellington could give more camper vans sites there cause in the night I think no cars parking there so much.
Pls check connected pictures in this app.. think the map does not fit to the latitude. . Thx

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Boa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Quite place with Great view, just in front of the beach, very windy at night. Public toilet with hot water which is perfect for us, definitely a free camper side for campervan (5 of us, large campervan).

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Ozi's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Paeceful place, 2 toilets available 24h and clean !
You can sleep with the sound of waves.
From here you can see ferries cross to south island and beautiful mountains in background.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Peter's avatar



Ranking: 7/10

Great location but really small spots so we moved on.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Kiandra's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great view of the ocean. The waves were crashing up against the rocks making it nice to fall asleep to. The washrooms were very nice. Water tap was located just outside of the washrooms.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Eversons's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Only about 10 pitches and parked so close together we couldn’t open all doors. Toilets open 24hours. Stony beach not easy to walk on. Take coast road to town... picturesque drive. Very very windy night... thought we’d lose our roof covers!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in February 2018

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The Farrs

Ranking: 9/10

Great free spot with wonderful views!! Yes, it’s a parking lot area but right on the water, with great landscape, flushing toilets, potable water and walking tracks right on site. Be sure to get there early-ish though as spots are limited.
We stayed the night before taking the ferry and it was easy access in the morning.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago