Where to play Pétanque in the Wellington Region

There are a large number of places where one can play pétanque in the Wellington region. In fact, any bare, reasonably flat piece of ground away from the traffic can be used.

Note: Grass is not considered a good playing surface as pétanque boules tend to make holes in a well-manicured lawn!

Pétanque terrains in Public Parks

Horowhenua District | Hutt Valley | Kapiti Coast | Porirua City | Wellington City

Horowhenua District

Foxton Beach

Foxton Beach Pétanque terrain

Foxton Beach Motor Camp pétanque terrains. Permission from the Motor Camp Office is required to use the terrain.

Photo credit: Rex Hayes


Hutt Valley

Avalon Park

Avalon Park Pétanque terrain

Avalon Park has entrances from Fairway Drive and Taita Drive, Lower Hutt.

Photo credit: Rex Hayes

Maidstone Park

Maidstone Park, Park Street, Upper Hutt (Also the home of the Upper Hutt club).

Petone Foreshore

Petone Foreshore, The Esplanade, Petone

Williams Park

Williams Park, Kereru Road, Days Bay


Kapiti Coast

Waikanae Beach

Waikanae Beach Pétanque terrain

Waikanae Beach

Photo credit: Rex Hayes


Porirua City

Aotea Lagoon

Aotea Lagoon Pétanque terrain

Aotea Lagoon, Papakowhai Road, Porirua

Photo credit: Rex Hayes

Karehana Park

Karehana Park Pétanque terrain

Karehana Park, Cluny Road, Plimmerton

Photo credit: Rex Hayes


Wellington City

Buckle Street

Buckle Street Pétanque terrain

War Memorial Park, Buckle Street, Wellington

Note: Currently closed due to the contruction of the Aras Tunnel.

Photo credit: Rex Hayes

Old Circa Theatre, Jack Ilott Green

Old Circa Theatre Pétanque terrain

Old Circa Theatre site, Jack Ilott Green, cnr Jervois Quay and Harris Street, Wellington

Photo credit: Rex Hayes

Frank Kitts Park

Frank Kitts Lagoon Pétanque terrain

Frank Kitts Park, Jervois Quay, Wellington

Photo credit: Rex Hayes

Waitangi Park

Waitangi Park Pétanque terrain

Waitangi Park, Oriental Parade, Wellington

Photo credit: Rex Hayes

Westchester Drive

Westchester Drive, Churton Park, Wellington

Sadly, the terrain at Charles Plimmer Park (Lawson Place, Mt Victoria), which was for a time the home of the Wellington Pétanque club, has been grassed over and no longer exists.


Other Pétanque terrains

These terrains are attached to cafes, restaurants and vineyards. Please check with the owner before using.

Duck Creek Restaurant

Duck Creek Pétanque terrain

Duck Creek Restaurant, 39 Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui Village

Photo credit: Rex Hayes

Note: Duck Creek Restaurant closed in late 2016.