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    Just wondering how this works. Take the Downtown car park as an example. If I keep popping in and out, will my maximum charge for the day still be $17? Or will each arrival be treated separately, possibly leading to a day charge greater than that?

    Also, is the evening treated separately if you've already hit the max day charge? It talks of a $17 maximum fee during the day and a $7.5 max fee at night, so if I didn't move the car in a 24hr period, would the charge be $17 or $24.50?

    Either way, parking is looking to cost almost as much or more than the car .

    BTW, in case it benefits anyone, the concierge mentioned that there's effectively free parking at the tank farm (I assume Brigham and Hamer), but that's a bit of a hike for us. Anywhere within 15 mins of Queen St works for me.
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    I've been using various car parks around Queens Street over the past five years and each visit is treated as a separate and charged accordingly.

    If you signed up for the monthly parking scheme which starts from $310 per month (depending on options like reserved parking, etc) then you can come and go as often as you like.

    Maybe public transport might work for you.

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    Thanks for that Roger. Any idea how the day/night thing is handled (i.e. $17 vs $24.50)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromley86 View Post
    Thanks for that Roger. Any idea how the day/night thing is handled (i.e. $17 vs $24.50)?
    I assume that as soon as you go past midnight the higher rate kicks in.

    Do you already have a known work address or are you simply trying to get a feel for general commuting costs. As different areas of central Auckland have different costs. For example, day parking in Newmarket can be as little as $5 a day and K Road as much as $28 a day if you don't get the Early Bird rate.

    Personally, I would use public transport where-ever possible. However, it's not really an option from where I live as the moment

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    Thanks again Roger. We're already in Auckland but have some time to find our rental (with a dog, which slows things down); with the benefit of hindsight, a central location isn't best for this .

    I popped into Fanshawe Street today (from what I could see, the cheapest of the Central carparks) with the car and I have good and bad news for anyone in a similar position. The good: the ticket is a pay and display and there was nothing I could see that'd stop you paying for the full day, retaining the ticket and using it again when you get back from your excursions. Also, the $16 covered you until 06:00 the next day.

    Luckily, your monthly suggestion was indirectly the way we went. Our apartment building has a few monthlies and we've rented one from them.

    The bad: It was Pay & Display and the $16 covered you to 06:00. Because it was a pre-pay ticket, I couldn't figure out how you'd stay overnight without getting up horribly early, so we gave up and went with our apartment building's slots.

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    If you ever park on Auckland city centre streets, ALWAYS check whether there are Clear Way signs. Like, usually the street parking has to be cleared for morning (7-9am) and evening (4-6pm) rush hours.

    http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/ro...parking-signs/

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