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Wellington New Zealand


Wellington New Zealand
Situated on the edge of a spectacular harbour, encircled by green, towering hills, Wellington is a stunning and compact city. Vibrant, exciting and cultured, New Zealand's capital combines the stimulation and sophistication of a big city with the charm of a village. With over 50 museums and galleries, three professional theatres and headquarters for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Wellington can truly lay claim to the title Arts and Cultural Capital. The greater Wellington region spreads from the bottom of the North Island up the west coast. Wellington is also named the windy city, so avoid the umbrella and wear a hat on a wet day!
Travel guides for Wellington: Viator.com, wellingtonnz.com
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Wellington Climate and Weather


What to do in Wellington

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Rangatira Golf Club    17.7 KM Bulls
Play golf at this unique 18 hole course situated in the heart of the Rangitikei. What gives Rangatira that uniqueness
Staglands Wildlife Reserve    12.6 KM Paraparaumu
Less than an hour from Wellington, nestled in the beautiful Akatarawa Valley, Staglands offers you a special look at NZ's natural heritage. Wander through the 10h of carefully created walkways, enjoying the many different native & introduced birds, animals & trout in beautiful, natural surroundings. Take time to touch & hand feed NZ's wildlife as you journey through this magnific
Adrenalin Forest - New Zealand    18 KM Upper Hutt
Adrenalin Forest is best described as a multi level aerial obstacle course. Participants negotiate a series of rope bridges and flying foxes constructed in the tree canopy. The park features an aerial obstacle course up to 30 meters off the ground, 6 pathways of progressive difficulty.
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry    1.6 KM Wellington
Experience a taste of warm 'kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the proudly New Zealand owned Bluebridge service. With stunning scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of up to four return sailings a day between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island – there's no better way for you and your vehicle to cross Cook Strait.
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Old St Paul's    1.9 KM Wellington
Beautiful Old St Paul's is like a book. Its stories are told not in words but in wood, metal and glass. Constructed entirely from native timbers, the glowing interior is enhanced by stunning stained glass windows. Social history comes to life in this former cathedral church. We offer comprehensive guided tours to the public and to tour groups. Entry by donation. Tours $5.
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Museum of Wellington City & Sea    0.9 KM Wellington
Within the walls of this historic 1892 waterfront warehouse is a world class museum that celebrates Wellington's intriguing history. Highlights include a film depicting a century of life in Wellington told through the eyes of Wellingtonians, a show depicting Maori creation legends, and the Wahine Disaster Gallery.
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Hutt Valley - gateway to the mountains    14.1 KM Wellington
Only a short 15 minute drive or train ride from Wellington, the Hutt Valley is home to adventurous activities, a rich culture and heritage, and beautiful scenery. From the Hutt River to the bush-clad hills, explore some of the Wellington's best walking and mountain bike trails. Add in picturesque townships of Petone and Eastbourne, and a bustling collection of art galleries, cafes and restaurants.
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Zealandia Native Wildlife Sanctuary    2.5 KM Wellington
Zealandia provides a unique experience to see native and endangered New Zealand wildlife in a protected and natural habitat. The goal of the Zealandia sanctuary is to create a predator free zone for native wildlife to flourish in a pre-human like environment. See exquisite birdlife, reptiles and kiwis in natural surroundings and take part in family fun exhibitions and activities.
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The birthplace of Katherine Mansfield    2.5 KM Wellington
Let's go to 25 Tinakori Road, in the historical area of Thorndon and visit the birthplace of Kathryn Mansfield (born in 1888). She is the most famous New Zealand woman author.
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Te Papa    0.8 KM Wellington
Experience the whole country in one building at New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum Since opening, Te Papa has attracted worldwide acclaim as well as record visitor numbers. Set in a breathtaking location on Wellington's beautiful waterfront, Te Papa has quickly become a 'must see' on any visitor's itinerary.
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Botanical Gardens    1.2 KM Wellington
Visit the botanical garden of Wellington, take a look at the city from the top and enjoy the ride in the red cable car.
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Current and upcoming events in Wellington

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    0.8 KM Wellington
Treat yourself to this incredible overnight sleep concert on the longest night of the year – the winter solstice. This event features an amazing lineup of artists, all specialists in the science of ambient music: Erika Grant (Orchestra of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Great Hall - Wellington   Distance: 0.8 KM from Wellington
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    2.1 KM Paraparaumu
KAPITI CELEBS brings together the Kapiti Coast’s distinguished mid-career and senior performing artists for this unique mid-winter variety concert. The event is dedicated to the memory of Paekakariki resident, the late Sir Jon Trimmer, who was ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Raukura ki Kapiti - Coastlands Theatre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 2.1 KM from Paraparaumu
    1.4 KM Wellington
The Glamaphones, with special guests the Hoot’n’Annies, present: Legends - Songs of life and love by our favourite stars. This concert is a tribute to some of our favourite stars, from Adele to Queen, via Kate Bush and Tracy Chapman. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 KM from Wellington
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    14.9 KM Upper Hutt
Common Unity Nights is a series of 3 concerts over 3 months featuring local artists performing original material in their community. We have searched the length of Te Awa Kairangi to find 3 amazing acts for each concert. There will also be a DJ ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Remakery - Lower Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 14.9 KM from Upper Hutt
    9.5 KM Paraparaumu
Violin and harp combination in paekakariki Classical music enthusiasts adore the sound of strings – all the great composers have written music to be played on the violin. In comparatively recent times, the concert harp has become one of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Peter's Anglican Church - Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 9.5 KM from Paraparaumu
    1.4 KM Wellington
Voces Luce, the premier choir at Queen Margaret College, consists of 41 singers in Years 9-13. They are conducted by Mark Stamper and accompanied by Louise Logan. They rehearse weekly, sing for community events, school assemblies, and participate in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 KM from Wellington
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    19.1 KM Levin
For over 30 years, New Zealand’s Salmonella Dub has commanded concert halls and stadiums across the world while paving a uniquely distinctive and thrilling musical path, blending dub, drum'n'bass, rock, electronica, and reggae. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Maoriland Hub - Otaki, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 19.1 KM from Levin
    2.1 KM Paraparaumu
Hey Everyone! We are so excited about the mid-year concert and can't wait to see you all there! This is going to be an epic concert with our superstar studio and in school students involved. We hope you will come along and join us in celebrating ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Raukura ki Kapiti - Coastlands Theatre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 2.1 KM from Paraparaumu
    0.3 KM Wellington
Inverlochy Cushion Concerts present local bands in the low-key, intimate environment of historic Inverlochy House. Not to worry if a cushion's not your thing...we have chairs! This June join Wellington wind quintet, Spitfires, Spitfires play ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Inverlochy Art School - Wellington   Distance: 0.3 KM from Wellington
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    0.7 KM Wellington
Taikura Kapa Haka brings together over 700 kaumatua from regional and marae-based ropu (groups) throughout the motu (country) to Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington during Matariki. The weekend is a celebration of traditional performing arts and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa - Wellington   Distance: 0.7 KM from Wellington
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    1.4 KM Wellington
Members of the 2024 NZSO National Youth Orchestra present a concert of chamber music at St. Andrews on the Terrace. Featuring a diverse range of styles, composers and instrument combinations, this concert promises to be a vibrant and exciting ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 KM from Wellington
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    2.4 KM Wellington
Hey there, the Bitter Brothers are back in saddle once again and we’ve got a really fun show lined up for you all this coming July 4th at Moon in Newtown, Wellington! We are a five piece family band offering an eclectic conglomeration of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Moon - Wellington   Distance: 2.4 KM from Wellington
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    1.2 KM Wellington
Wellington Community Choir is a diverse and vibrant community of people who love to sing. They have been singing together since 2005 and learn and perform songs from New Zealand and around the world. Lala Simpson, the Artistic Director, will be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wellington Botanic Garden - Wellington   Distance: 1.2 KM from Wellington
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    0.4 KM Wellington
In this first programme of their 2024 concert season with guest soloist Lucinda Moon, Restoration performs one of Bach’s best-loved works, the violin concerto in E major, along with Bach sinfonias and music by Bach’s contemporary, Philipp ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Webb's Gallery - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
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    13.6 KM Wellington
Deemed the greatest voice of the 20th century, our tenors pay tribute to Mario Lanza singing his passionate love songs. Featuring: Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua Benjamin Makisi Derek Hill Karl Perigo Amanda Atlas Accompanied by Paul Carnegie-Jones NZ ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hutt City Church - Lower Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 13.6 KM from Wellington
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    0.8 KM Wellington
Te Papa and the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band are delighted to present a free concert of New Zealand music as a part of the band’s annual 'Masterworks' concert series. This year they will feature the epic story telling of some of New ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soundings Theatre - Te Papa, Wellington   Distance: 0.8 KM from Wellington
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    1.9 KM Wellington
The Old St Paul's winter concert series is back for its fourth rendition with another incredible lineup of local musicians to enhance your Thursdays! This is the perfect opportunity to do something different with your day, to expand your sonic ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Old St Paul's - Wellington   Distance: 1.9 KM from Wellington
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    0.4 KM Wellington
Over 100 Shows Across Austrilia Oh What a Night! Is a Blockbuster Musical Revue Conceived and Directed by Award-winning Broadway Producer/director Michael Chapman, Written by Motown Producer George Solomon, with Choreography by Paul Holmquist. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
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    1.1 KM Upper Hutt
Winter Vibes is an immersive festival experience, where a community comes together to enjoy amazing music, market stalls and a wide range of exhilarating activities suitable for all ages. It all started with a small concert in 2021 which then ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lane Park Church - Upper Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 1.1 KM from Upper Hutt
    2.1 KM Paraparaumu
With support from a Grant from the Philipp Family Foundation Charitable Trust, the founding conductor of KCO, Kenneth Young, has been commissioned to compose our opening work, which is evocative of the diverse Kapiti sounds of nature as expressed in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Raukura ki Kapiti - Coastlands Theatre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 2.1 KM from Paraparaumu
    13.6 KM Wellington
Our singers and band transport you to the 20s and 30s with glamour, tap-dancing, elegant costumes and razzmatazz! Featuring: Susan Boland Russell Dixon Kelly Harris Isaac Pawson Mike Booth (Trumpet) Pete France (Saxophone) Hank Trenton ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hutt City Church - Lower Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 13.6 KM from Wellington
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    1.3 KM Wellington
Programme Bach | Fantasie and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 Schubert | Fantasie in F minor Gershwin | An American in Paris World Premiere of NZ Work Artists Oliver Boekhoorn, Oboe Bart De Kater, Clarinet Raaf Hekkema, Saxophone Jelte Althuis, Bass ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Public Trust Hall - Wellington   Distance: 1.3 KM from Wellington
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    1.2 KM Wellington
WOSOSI... a dynamic, a cappella choir who bring the world’s rich singing traditions to you. Singing songs and chants from around the world, they convey each song’s intention and wairua - whether a quiet longing for your homeland, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wellington Botanic Garden - Wellington   Distance: 1.2 KM from Wellington
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    1.3 KM Wellington
Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio - He Taonga Wairere is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Public Trust Hall - Wellington   Distance: 1.3 KM from Wellington
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    19.1 KM Levin
Bring the whole family along to enjoy some of your favourite film music as well as a taste from recent film scores by talented young Wellington composers. Items include the Main Theme from Star Wars, Highlights from Harry Potter, James Bond Medley ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otaki Memorial Hall - Otaki, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 19.1 KM from Levin
    9.3 KM Upper Hutt
Come one, come all and learn to play the ukulele with DJ Pomare. Every Saturday afternoon from 1-2.30pm with end of month performances. $5 annual subs. 3 song books are provided each year at $10 each. Koraunui Ukulele's objective is to turn members ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub - Lower Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 9.3 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.7 KM Upper Hutt
HUTT SOUNDS has announced its best line-up yet, with OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark), Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Jon Stevens, Diesel, and Ardijah all confirmed to perform at Brewtown in Upper Hutt, Wellington on Sunday 2 Marcb ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Brewtown - Upper Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 0.7 KM from Upper Hutt

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Wellington

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Wellington City Campervan Camping    1.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
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Rowenas Lodge    1.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
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Freyberg Swimming Pool Oriental Parade    1.3 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   Free
 
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Book Lovers B And B Mt Victoria    1.4 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
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Ballena Bay And Evans Bay    2.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
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Harcourts Holiday Park    3.1 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Kapiti Coast Marine Parade    3.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Kapiti Beach Free Park-Sleep    3.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Shopping   Free
 
Pararaumu Kapiti Holiday Park    3.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Shelly Beach Road Reserve Wellington    4.1 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
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Lyall Bay Surf Club Wellington    4.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
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Scorching Bay Reserves Karaka Bay Rd    5.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
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Houghton Bay Wild Surf Parking And Resting Area    5.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
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Owhiro Bay South Coast Wellington    6.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
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Queen Elizabeth Park Paekakariki    6.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Field Way Carpark    6.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Levin Parakawau Bridge    6.7 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Wahine Bay Breaker Bay Rd Rest Area    6.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
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Wellington Gateway Lodge Caravan Park    7.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
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Paekakariki Holiday Park    7.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Waikawa North Manukua Rd Tararua Forest Otaki    11 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Wallys Bookshop Marton    12.1 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Petone Wellington Northern End    12.9 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
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Rimutaka Forest Park    14.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
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Motukaraka Point Reserve Plimmerton    14.9 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers   Free
 
Otaki Te Horo Beach Reserve    15 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Porirua Aotea Camping Ground    17 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Sims Road Te Horo Beach    17.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Paremata Ngatitoa Domain    17.4 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Porirua Camp Ground Elsdon    17.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
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Otaki Gorge Road One Kilometer South Of Otaki    18.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Camp Ground Cottage Park    18.3 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Beach Holiday Park Byrons Resort    19.3 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Beach Tasman Road Car Park    19.5 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Otaki North Bank Otaki River    19.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Cheltenham Almadale Reserve    20.3 KM Palmerston North
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
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Wharekauhau At 68 Ocean Beach Road    24 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
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Himatangi Beach Holiday Park    25.2 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Ferry Martinborough    30.2 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Hunterville Road Side Rest    30.8 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 

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