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Topic # 183873 2-Nov-2015 09:45
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Hi just a quick Q to Wellingtonians - my accommodation around the above streets does not come with parking. 

Any suggestions on where to get 1 - 4 days of parking? Doesn't have to be secure, just want a park!
The cheaper the better of course, but worried about existence of such things in the first place.
If I have to walk, I have to walk, suggestions further out also appreciated, but preferably near - you never know the weather conditions there!

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  Reply # 1418623 2-Nov-2015 10:29
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You can coupon park on the edges of the cbd for $7.50 a day which is a first in first served on street parking. Otherwise there are various car parks that will charge you some serious $, Wilson especially like the teaser numbers "Parking from $3 (then in very small writing) per half hour". 

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  Reply # 1418639 2-Nov-2015 10:45
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knoydart: You can coupon park on the edges of the cbd for $7.50 a day which is a first in first served on street parking. Otherwise there are various car parks that will charge you some serious $, Wilson especially like the teaser numbers "Parking from $3 (then in very small writing) per half hour". 


Wait til Secure Parking makes more of a splash (they have a couple places in Auckland now). I thought nothing could be worse than Wilson, until I parked in a Secure Parking facility for two hours, and was cheerfully billed $54. And to make it worse, the parking ticket from the machine includes the helpful disclaimer "the presence of the word 'secure' in our name is not to be construed as an indication of any form of security at our facility" or some such.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1418646 2-Nov-2015 10:50
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I think both Reading Car park (behind Courtney Central, access from Wakefield Street) and the Car Parking building attached to the Duxton Hotel have $10.00 early bird parking (usually in by 9am, out by 6pm).

I'd suggest parking the car in an early bird parking deal during the day (car being reasonably secure), then trying to find a on street park near wherever you are staying after 6pm.

Otherwise, parking on street charges are $4/hour. Charges apply Monday - Thursday 8am - 6pm and Friday 8am - 8pm.
http://wellington.govt.nz/services/parking-and-roads/parking/on-street-parking/meters-and-pay-and-display

Parking map for Wellington below

http://wellington.govt.nz/~/media/services/parking-and-roads/parking/files/centralparkingfees.pdf



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  Reply # 1418653 2-Nov-2015 11:12
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You *could* look at parking in the Mt. Vic coupon parking zone, which is semi-close to the area you're talking about. $7.50 a day per 24 hour coupon, but depending on where you are able to find a park, it might be a walk...

See details on the WCC website here. Also here's a map of the WCC coupon parking zones around the CBD [PDF].

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  Reply # 1418684 2-Nov-2015 11:54
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If you don't need to use your car regularly, then follow Taranaki street all the way until it turns to Wallace Street, then keep following that until you get to countdown, and turn right into Hansen Street.

I used to park int hat street because it was free (Probably still is) and 20 mins from Courtney place. 

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  Reply # 1418693 2-Nov-2015 12:05
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There are three that I can think of. 

Courtenay Place Reading carpark building - Carepark
Century City Lower Tory Street - Wilson
Tournament Parking Tory St - Tournament

I've used the first and last of these and prefer the Courtenay Parking option as it's fractionally closer for us. 



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  Reply # 1418710 2-Nov-2015 12:31
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Thanks guys, looks like there will be some driving and some exercising involved! Darn cities ;p

Keep 'em coming, would love to hear ANY options

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  Reply # 1418979 2-Nov-2015 16:33
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Keep this forecast in mind if you're coming into Wellington this week

http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/wellington/wellington-city

Parking to far away, around the likes of Oriental Bay, in the forecasted weather, you'll get reasonably wet walking to your car.

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  Reply # 1418981 2-Nov-2015 16:40
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Are you going to be using the car when your are there, or do you only need it at the beginning and end of your stay? If you don't need the car, you could always park in a suburb where there is free off street parking, and then catch a bus or train back into the CBD. There are some really expensive parking places, the waterfront for example under the TSB centre is very pricey, whereas the Terrace parking seems to be better.



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  Reply # 1418984 2-Nov-2015 16:48
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I'm considering not hiring the car lol. Looks like the $7.50 all day coupon (i hope is multiple use??) Might be my best gamble ... It's multiple use for a whole day ... Right?

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  Reply # 1418986 2-Nov-2015 16:50
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Coupon parks also provide 2 hours free parking without a coupon. So if you are moving the car a couple of times a day during 8am - 6pm then it might work for you, but it does not guarantee a space anywhere in the city.

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  Reply # 1419002 2-Nov-2015 16:56
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Have you had a look at Te Papa parking? Can't remember the prices but I think they do a 6 day pass or something: http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/VisitingTePapa/Parking/Pages/Parkingspecials.aspx



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  Reply # 1419220 2-Nov-2015 20:01
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Thanks Will have something to look forward to... Will bring my adventure spirit... And embrace the weather

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  Reply # 1419493 3-Nov-2015 09:13
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Dump the car and hire a Segway lol

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  Reply # 1419508 3-Nov-2015 09:34
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Dump the car and use Uber.
It would be cheaper than parking in the central city.




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