Overnight Campervan Parking

There are four reserves in Porirua which provide for free overnight campervan parking for self-contained campervans.

This form of accommodation is free of charge but there are conditions that apply.

The conditions are listed below with downloadable maps for each location. There is a maximum stay of three nights per calendar month. Due to the size of some of these areas, there is also a restriction on the length of campervans at Motukaraka Point Reserve and Onepoto Esplanade Reserve, and a three campervan limit on all but Ngatitoa Domain.

To find out more about these reserves visit our Reserve Finder website.

Ngati Toa Domain, Mana

Overnight camping for self-contained motorhomes is allowed provided:

  • It is in the designated area;
  • no tents or awnings are used;
  • vehicles display appropriate certification demonstrating that the vehicle is self-contained;
  • camping is for a maximum of three nights per calendar month;
  • the campervan area has not been closed for operational or safety reasons or for events or sports use.

Map of designated parking area at Ngati Toa Domain (pdf)

Bradeys Bay Park, Paremata

Overnight camping for self-contained motorhomes is allowed provided:

  • it is in the designated area;
  • no more than three campervans are parked overnight ;
  • no tents or awnings are used;
  • vehicles display appropriate certification demonstrating that the vehicle is self-contained;
  • camping is for a maximum of three nights per calendar month;
  • the campervan area has not been closed for operational or safety reasons or for events or sports use.

Map of designated parking area at Bradeys Bay Park (pdf)

Onepoto Esplanade Reserve, Titahi Bay

Overnight camping for self-contained motorhomes is allowed provided:

  • it is in the designated area;
  • no more than three campervans are parked overnight;
  • vehicles are less than 7.5m in length;
  • no tents or awnings are used;
  • vehicles display appropriate certification demonstrating that the vehicle is self-contained;
  • camping is for a maximum of three nights per calendar month;
  • the campervan area has not been closed for operational or safety reasons or for events or sports use.

Map of designated parking area at Onepoto Esplanade Reserve (pdf)

Motukaraka Point Reserve, Pauatahanui

Overnight camping for self-contained motorhomes is allowed provided:

  • it is in the designated area;
  • no more than three campervans are parked overnight;
  • vehicles are less than 7.5m in length;
  • no tents or awnings are used;
  • vehicles display appropriate certification demonstrating that the vehicle is self-contained;
  • camping is for a maximum of three nights per calendar month;
  • the campervan area has not been closed for operational or safety reasons or for events or sports use.

Map of designated parking area at Motukaraka Point (pdf)

Other useful information and links

Dumping Stations in Porirua:

Camp Elsdon
18 Raiha Street
Elsdon,
Porirua

NZ Kennel Club (Inc) Porirua
11 Prosser Street,
Elsdon,
Porirua

Freeway Leisure and RV centre Ltd
25 Ulric Street,
Plimmerton
Porirua

For the New Zealand standard of self-containment visit: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/waste/freedom-camping/

Check out the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Travel Directory webpage for more information: http://www.nzmca.org.nz/travel