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Where to park

Tauranga City Council operates both on and off-street pay and time restricted parking.

  • On-street parking charges apply Monday – Friday 9am - 3pm and Saturdays from 9am – 1pm.
  • All parking is free on Sundays and public holidays.

Map of parking areas in the City Centre (146kb pdf)

On-street Parking

City Centre

  • there are 2 parking zones ($1/h,$2/h)
  • there are a number of time restriction across the city, pay and display machines in these areas will reflect time restrictions. These areas will be signed.
  • check the nearest pay and display machine for zone information and charges
  • charges apply Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm; Saturday 9am – 1pm
  • on-street parking spaces are serviced by pay and display parking meters.

The Mount and Greerton 

  • on-street parking at the Mount and in Greerton is free, but time restrictions apply
  • Off street parking in the Pheonix car park at the Mount is pay and display with time restrictions

Off-street Parking

There are off-street pay-and-display areas in central Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.

Charges apply Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm

It is free to park in these areas on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

There are 9 off-street car parks in the city centre. All off-street parking is pay and display parking. The off-street car parks are at the following locations:

Off-street car park site


Number of car
parks available

Parking Type

Dive Crescent Opposite Cargo Shed


Pay and display
Cliff Road Opposite Mission Street


Pay and display
Durham Street East Next to BOP Polytechnic


Pay and display
Durham Street West Top of ex TV3 building


Pay and display
Harington Street Next to Kingsview


Pay and display
Devonport Road Behind IRD building


Pay - 3 hours max 
The Strand North End


Pay and display
Willow Street Masonic Park car park


Pay - 2 hours max

Civic car park Hamilton Street


Pay - 3 hours max
Phoenix car park

Maunganui Road

Mount Maunganui


Pay and display


Time Restricted Parking

  • Time restricted parking (outside the city centre areas) has zones ranging from ten minutes to two hours to control parking times.
  • These can be enforced on Mondays to Sunday but not on public holidays.

Last Reviewed: 19/04/2017