Public parking outside our CBD is generally free. Make sure you're following the road rules and that you're legally parked.
There is no residents’ parking scheme in Lower Hutt.
There are a small number of 15 and 60-minute parking spaces (P15, P60) provided free of charge throughout the metered areas in the CBD. If you’re in a free park, make sure you don’t exceed the allocated time so you don’t get a ticket.
Parking in Petone? Look around the areas adjoining Jackson Street, and you'll find quite a few free parking spaces suitable for shoppers. Right now we don't have metered parking in the Petone shopping district.
Late night car parking
Most parking in the CBD is free after 5pm. Check the closest Pay and Display machine for current time limits or charges.
Parking on Saturdays is free and unrestricted except for the Riverbank Car Park and HC2 shopper zones.
Riverbank Car Park
Parking in Riverbank Car Park between 7am-2pm on a Saturday costs $2 per hour, or a $4 all day maximum charge.
HC2 shopper zones
Parking in HC2 parks on Saturdays is free, but a P120 time limit applies.
Sundays and public holidays
Parking on Sundays and public holidays is free and there are no time limits.
Paid parking in the CBD
We run pay and display metered parking in the Lower Hutt Central Business District (CBD). These areas are clearly signposted.
The metered area includes Market Grove (at the southern end of the CBD) to Downer Street (at the northern end), bounded by Cornwall Street and the Riverbank car park.
Find out more about the metered parking zones.
Find bike lockers
Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) provides cycle lockers at a number of railway stations. In some cases, a small charge may apply and there may be a waiting list.
Metlink has information about which railway stations have bike lockers, and how you can book them. Waterloo, Petone and Melling stations have long-term lockers, which you can book through Metlink for a fee.
For more information about bike lockers around the region, contact GWRC:
T: 04 830 4179
Mobility park concessions
Learn more from our information sheet on parking concessions for mobility permit holders (PDF 123 kb).