Rents and Rentals in Wellington

Houses in Wellington
Houses in Wellington

Wellington Area Weekly Rent For 2 Bedroom Houses – Unfurnished

Kapiti Coast – Paraparaumu / Raumati$340$370$390
Kapiti Coast – Waikanae / Otaki$316$350$380
Lower Hutt – Eastern Bays$400$447$600
Lower Hutt – Epuni / Avalon$372$420$450
Lower Hutt – Haywards / Western Hills$385$400$425
Lower Hutt – Hutt Central / Waterloo$400$430$452
Lower Hutt – Petone West / Alicetown$312$357$400
Lower Hutt – Taita / Naenae$320$345$386
Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata$291$300$313
Porirua – Papakowhai /Whitby / Pauatahanui$377$435$442
Porirua – Paramata / Mana / Pukerua Bay$402$445$450
Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua$322$335$350
Porirua – Titahi Bay / Onepoto / Elsdon$375$400$445
Upper Hutt – Totara Park / Maoribank / Te Marua$302$330$373
Upper Hutt – Trentham West / Eldersley / Clouston Park$315$330$371
Wellington – Brooklyn$495$550$600
Wellington – Island Bay / Melrose$455$490$550
Wellington – Johnsonville / Newlands$400$435$465
Wellington – Karori$425$460$535
Wellington – Khandallah$425$450$493
Wellington – Miramar / Strathmore$425$510$560
Wellington – Mt Victoria / Roseneath$512$575$650
Wellington – Oriental Bay / Seatoun$440$557$620
Wellington – Tawa / Grenada North$357$410$450
Wellington – Vogeltown / Berhampore / Newtown$437$500$573
Wellington – Wadestown / Thordon$510$550$620

Wellington Area Weekly Rent For 3 Bedroom houses – Unfurnished

Kapiti Coast – Paraparaumu / Raumati$410$440$467
Kapiti Coast – Waikanae / Otaki$360$410$460
Lower Hutt – Eastern Bays$452$595$672
Lower Hutt – Epuni / Avalon$450$495$550
Lower Hutt – Haywards / Western Hills$480$502$550
Lower Hutt – Hutt Central / Waterloo$495$550$595
Lower Hutt – Petone West / Alicetown$496$550$586
Lower Hutt – Taita / Naenae$400$420$450
Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata$350$380$402
Porirua – Papakowhai / Whitby / Pauatahanui$450$490$550
Porirua – Paramata / Mana / Pukerua Bay$491$540$582
Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua$345$382$420
Porirua – Titahi Bay / Onepoto / Elsdon$396$425$460
Upper Hutt – Totara Park / Maoribank / Te Marua$420$450$470
Upper Hutt – Trentham West / Eldersley / Clouston Park$420$450$480
Wellington – Brooklyn$581$650$690
Wellington – Island Bay / Melrose$597$647$700
Wellington – Johnsonville / Newlands$500$535$578
Wellington – Karori$575$622$650
Wellington – Khandallah$550$600$670
Wellington – Miramar / Strathmore$557$605$680
Wellington – Mt Victoria / Roseneath$645$710$770
Wellington – Oriental Bay / Seatoun$695$725$800
Wellington – Tawa / Grenada North$470$522$555
Wellington – Vogeltown / Berhampore / Newtown$570$645$700
Wellington – Wadestown / Thordon$600$720$776

The prices above were recorded during the six months to 30 April 2018.

From the selection displayed, the Tenancy Services Division figures show that in the Wellington area the most expensive average rent for a two bedroomed house is in the Wellington suburbs of Oriental Bay / Seatoun costing $520 per week. The cheapest is in Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata costing $300 per week.

For a three bedroomed house in the Wellington area, the most expensive average rent is in the Wellington suburbs of Oriental Bay / Seatoun costing $725 per week. One of the cheapest suburbs is in Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua costing $382 per week.

Figures from Trade Me Property up to 31 March 2018 showed that the average (median) rent for a three / four bedroomed property in Wellington was $575 per week and for a one / two bedroomed property was $450 per week.

Return to the Rentals New Zealand Main Page of find flat rents in Wellington.

Notes and Definitions
• Cheaper: One-quarter of properties rent for less than this price.
• Average: This is the median price
• Dearer: One-quarter of properties rent for more than this price.
Properties are often let from January for 12 months, hence there is often an increase in rents at the beginning of the year. The data shows market rents for non-government owned properties for which Tenancy Services holds information. Any category that has less than five bonds lodged has been excluded, to prevent individual properties being identified. Data courtesy of the Tenancy Services Division of the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Housing.


  1. Hi,
    You listing doesn’t include Central Wellington (Kelburn area). What would be the cost of an unfurnished 3 bedroom house on Kelburn?

  2. Hi. I am looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom house or f;lat for me and my son. I am 47 years ol and my son is 23 years old. We are looking for a place for us because we are living in a 1 bedroom flat with my daughter and her 2 children and it is getting really cramped up in the flat. She also has 2 extra adults as well living under the same as we are. Please help me and my son to look for a place somewhere in porirua please. The amount of rent that I can pay is between $150 to $250 a week and my son will help me pay for the power and food. Thank you.

  3. Hi,

    Market rents for 5 bedroomed houses in Tawa are not easily available from the Tenancy Services Division as the number of bonds received is very low for this property type. However in the July – December 2012 period, 6 bonds were received for 5 bedroomed houses. The average market rent was $515 per week (upper quartile $530 and lower quartile $440).

  4. Stephen Riley says:

    Just out of interest, how much would a 5 bedroomed house rent for in Tawa. Thanks Stephen Riley

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