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Where to park

If you’re bringing a car into the city centre, your parking options will depend on how long you’re staying.

Parking in the cbd map

City centre parking map (123kb pdf)

Time restrictions

The P180 zone (3-hour) parking restriction applies to the Street parking P180 zone (orange). You can only park in this zone for a maximum of three hours per day.

Time restrictions apply between 8am and 6pm Monday to Sunday, except on public holidays. 

Paid parking applies between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday. The total paid time can consist of several time blocks throughout the day but you will not be able to pay for more than three hours per day. 

Within the Street parking zone (yellow) you can park all day as long as the correct payment has been made.

All day parking

The best option for all day parking is to use the off-street car parks or parking buildings.

Parking fees effective from 1 July 2019.

  • Cliff Road car park ($3.00 per day) - closed and locked on weekends, public holidays and between 7pm - 7am weekdays. 
  • Dive Crescent car park ($4.00 per day)
  • Waterfront car park ($8.00 per day) - closed and locked between 11:30pm - 6am Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
  • TV3 rooftop car park ($8.00 per day)
  • Elizabeth Street parking building (open 24/7, early bird $11 per day, prior to 9.30am)
  • Spring Street parking building (open 24/7, early bird $11 per day, prior to 9.30am)

Short term parking

There are several off-street car parking areas with time restrictions:

  • Council car park (Hamilton Street, 3 hour limit and 30 minute limit)
  • Masonic car park (2 hour limit)
  • Devonport Road car park (access via top of Elizabeth Street, 3 hour limit)

You can also park on the street for $2 per hour. In most places you can park as long as you want, but time restrictions may apply in some areas.

Time restrictions apply between the hours of 8am and 6pm on all days (Monday to Sunday), except for public holidays. 

Parking fees apply

  • 9am – 3pm on weekdays
  • All parking is free on weekends and public holidays

Full list of parking fees

Leased parking

If you have any queries about leased parking or would like to apply for a leased car park please email info@carepark.co.nz or phone Care Park on 0508 727 533. Phones are monitored 24/7.

Paying for parking

Paperless parking machines and PayMyPark app

Last Reviewed: 04/10/2019


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