Queenstown Parking

Our guide to the parking options around Queenstown

Queenstown parking in the town centre is typically priced between $1-$4 per hour. The town's parking spaces fill up quickly so it's easier to find a parking space early morning or early evening.

There are a number of free parking options around the town between 30 minutes and 240 minutes. A limited number of free spaces can also be found on a first come first served basis.

1. Airport Parking

  • 0 - 10 minutes free
  • 21 - 40mins $4 / 41 - 60 mins $6 / 60 - 80 mins $8
  • 1 day $25 / 2 days $50 etc.
  • View full aiport parking rates here.

2. Pay and Display Parking 

Maximum 4 Hours:
- Athol Street. $4 per hour. 
Maximum 2 Hours:
- Earl and Church Streets. $4 per hour.
- Camp Street. $4 per hour. 
- Marine Parade. $4 per hour.
- Stanley Street. $4 per hour.
- Coronation Drive. $4 per hour.
Maximum 1 Hour:
- Memorial Street. $4 per hour.
- Stanley Street. $4 per hour.
Maximum 10 Hours:
- Recreation Ground (Cnr of Camp and Man Streets) -  $1 every hour. 8.00am - 6.00pm.
- Boundary Street and the Recreation Ground - $1 every hour. 8.00am - 6.00pm.
3. Paid Car Parks

Wilson Car Parks
Church Street - underground car park
5 Shotover Street  - situated on the corner of Shotover and Stanley Street. 

Council owned car parks
Athol Street pay and display carpark
Ballarat St pay and display car park
Boundary Street/Gorge Road pay and display carpark
4. Free Parking

- Lake Esplanade Road, alongside St Omer Park - unlimited free parking.
- Brecon Street (Gondola Street) - up to 240 minutes free.
- Stanley Street - up to 180 minutes free.
- Coronation Street - up to 120 minutes free.
- Shotover Street - up to 30 minutes free.
- Marine Parade - up to 30 minutes free.5. Senior Citizen Parking

Those aged over 75 can benefit from free parking with a senior citizens exemption permit. Lakes Environmental provide the permits free of charge. When you apply, take along your drivers licence.

6. Temporary Parking Permits

Trade personnel can obtain parking permits when undertaking local roadwork and repairs. The permits cost $10 a day and provided by Lakes Environmental.

7. Campervan & Motorhome Parking

There are 33 car park spaces for large campervans in the Boundary Street Carpark. These are for large campervans/motorhomes, which often struggle to fit into a normal car park.

Large campervans are prohibited from parking in Queenstown town centre with fines of $40-60.00 if parked incorrectly. However, smaller campervans such as the ones from Wicked or Jucy are allowed to park in the centre as they are of similar size to a car.

Queenstown Things To Do:

Check out all the best Queenstown Activities to experience.
For inspiration on what to see and do, check out our Queenstown Travel Articles.
For insightful area guides on the region, check our Queenstown Region Info Guides