Public and rental carparks

Kerbside parking

There are 629 kerbside metered parking spaces and 1118 time-restricted areas around the central city area. These are monitored to ensure regular turnover and availability of spaces. Infringers are ticketed, fined and followed up. Suburbs are serviced on demand.

Paid parking is between 8.00am and 5.30pm on weekdays and Saturdays. The Parking Services team patrol on a regular basis, including Saturdays.

Off-street parking

All off-street carparks are sealed, marked, have a minimum of security lighting and are signposted. St Hill Street, Ingestre Street, Drews Avenue and Moutoa Quay off-street car parks have pay-by-plate machines installed.

Name Location Number of parks
Winstone car park St Hill Street 53
Moutoa car park Motoua Quay 25
Phoenix car park Drews Avenue 21
Wharenui car park Ingestre Street 25
Museum carpark Cameron Terrace (hill side only) 22

Rental carparks

Rental carparks are available in selected areas for $30.00 per week between the hours of 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.

We have rental parking in the following areas (subject to availability):

Name Location Number of rental bays
Kingsway rental parking 186 St Hill Street 51
Hannah’s rental parking 1 Watt Street – entry off Drews Avenue 48
Drews Avenue rental parking 51 Drews Avenue 7
Pukenamu Queen's Park rental parking behind Whanganui Regional Museum 22
Royal Whanganui Opera House rental parking 69 St Hill Street  12
Regent rental parking behind 59 Ingestre Street 19
Phoenix rental parking 35a Drews Avenue 11
Taupo Quay rental parking 9-13 Taupo Quay – entry off Moutoa Quay 32

These parking areas are subject to availability so for all enquires, please email or call 06 349 0001.

What to do if someone takes your rental carpark

If you find another vehicle occupying your paid-for rental carpark, please notify Whanganui District Council as soon as possible – call 06 349 0001, email or use the Antenno reporting app (you can download this free app here.)

Once you’ve notified the council, you can park your vehicle on the street nearest to your work location without payment and without adhering to the time limit – please do not park in another rental carpark or you may be liable to an infringement notice.

The council will endeavour to have a Parking Services officer attend your parking situation as soon as possible following your notification.

Please provide the following information when you contact us:

  • the rental carpark location
  • your rental carpark number
  • your vehicle registration
  • the vehicle registration of the offending vehicle (if able)
  • the location you have parked your vehicle (again, please do not use another rental carpark).