Te Kopahou Reserve - Owhiro Bay (SC Only)


4.5 from 34 users


IMPORTANT Freedom Camping Information There are 2 RESTRICTED designated free camping areas in Wellington City. To stay at these two sites your vehicle must be CERTIFIED self-contained. Evans Bay Mariner - 51 restricted parks Owhiro Bay - 16 restricted parks If these sites are full please do not park in any other spaces at these sites as you will incur a $200 fine. WCC Park Rangers monitor these sites morning and night 7 days a week. Wellington CBD on-street parking - stay free from 6pm-8am daily except Fridays which is free from 8pm-8am. We recommend checking out - Scorching Bay, Lyall Bay, Shorland Park, Worser Bay, Cog Park, Haitaiti Beach and Oriental Bay Parade all these areas have roadside parks with public toilets. You will be issued a $200 fine (section 27(6), Freedom Camping Act 2011) if you: Stay longer than 4 nights in a calendar month at Evans Bay. Stay longer than 4 nights in a calendar month at Owhiro Bay. Stay overnight in an area where signs state no overnight camping/parking. Stay overnight in a vehicle that is not self-contained at Evans or Owhiro Bay.

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Lat: -41.348254 Lng: 174.749363

User Reviews



Fantastic spot only a few minutes from the city. In June we were able to roll up at 11:30pm and find half the bays empty still, the camping ones are right at the end. 24 hour toilets available at the visitor centre. Very quiet and beautiful walk in the morning along the beach.



Visitor centre open during the day with 24hr toilets. The beach is magnificent. Free camping area clearly signed, unfortunately it is quite exposed to the wind.



This site is my favorite in Welly. Close by the ocean, hikes around, good toilets and 4g. The only thing is if it's windy, you're in for a treat!


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