Porirua City is a campervan and camping friendly city. We have four reserves that provide free overnight campervan parking (provided the campervan is self-contained) while Camp Elsdon is a friendly, family camping ground set in native bush, overlooking Porirua Harbour and is only 1km from the city centre. If you're a member of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association you can enjoy its purpose built site in Plimmerton. Camping is for a maximum of three nights per calendar month.
There are no free camping spots for tents around Porirua City. Instead we have the purpose-built Camp Elsdon near the centre of town providing you a safe and secure, not to mention beautiful, camping experience. Camp Elsdon has a lodge, dormitories, campground with campervan and tent sites, as well as a laundry, dump station … and even a donkey and miniature ponies. You are welcome to bring your pet to Camp Elsdon – just check with them first.
There are a few ground rules for our campervan sites; motorhomes must:
There are limited spots available for overnight parking for up to three nights. It’s a great spot that allows you to wake up next to the ocean and look out to Mana Island. The maximum stay at the Domain is 3 nights.
You can also park overnight at Bradeys Bay Park around Paremata Road, giving you uninterrupted views of the inlet. The park has space for 3 motorhome vehicles per night, and the maximum stay is 3 nights.
Wake up and watch the sunrise out east at Porirua Harbour, Titahi Bay. Space is limited to three motorhomes a night and stays are restricted to 3 nights.
There is a beautiful spot to park overnight at Motukaraka Point Reserve (Grays Road) on the northern side of the Pāuatahanui Inlet. The Motukaraka Point reserve has space for 3 motorhome vehicles per night, and the maximum stay is 3 nights.
Tent sites are available at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, in a beautiful rural setting just 16km drive from Porirua city centre. The park is managed by Greater Wellington RegionalCouncil. Camping fees are $8 per night for adults.