Whether you're coming into the city centre during a week day, in the evenings or at the weekend, complete your Christmas to-do list with ease with these great parking and transport options. 


There are plenty of great parking deals here in the city centre, and we've compiled some of the best for weekdays, evenings and weekends to make it easy for you.

Best weekday deals: 

  • Britomart car park
    First two hours free when you spend $50 at a Britomart business.

  • Downtown car park
    Two hours free in the valet parking area when you spend $50 in Commercial Bay.

  • Downtown car park 
    $4.50 per hour on weekdays, 8+ hours maximum fee of $40. Consider parking here if you're planning a catch-up on the Viaduct or shopping at Commercial Bay. 

  • Jellicoe Street car park 
    First hour free, $6 per hour thereafter to a maximum of 4 hours. On Sunday and public holidays it is $2 per hour, to a maximum of 4 hours. A good option if you're heading to watch the Christmas yacht racing or planning a catch up with friends at Wynyard Quarter. 

  • Civic car park 
    $4 per hour on weekdays with a $24 maximum fee for 5+ hours. Always a great option as close to Queen Street for shopping, Aotea Arts Quarter for events, and Federal Street's world class dining offering.

  • Fanshawe St car park 
    $4 per hour on weekdays with a $24 maximum day fee. 


  • Kids ride free
    Children ride free on weekends on bus, trains and some ferry services - find out all you need to know here

  • Half price public transport 
    Public transport is cheaper than ever thanks to half-price fares until January 2023. 

  • Jump on an e-scooter or use your bike and try-out the new shared path on Queen Street
    The Waihorotiu Path is a new multi-use path between Aotea Square and Shortland Street that's available for scooters, bikes and fast movers. There is now more space for people to move around and enjoy the street and all it has to offer from high-end fashion stores to jewellers, sportswear, bars, cafes, restaurants and more! 

    The multi-use path has been named ‘Waihorotiu path’ to reflect the important waterways that once carved natural pathways across the whenua (land) where the present-day city centre now stands. The name will daylight knowledge about the awa (river) that continues to flow underneath Queen Street.

Last updated: 25 December 2022