Rents and Rentals in Wellington

Houses in Wellington
Houses in Wellington

Wellington Area Weekly Rent For 2 Bedroom Houses – Unfurnished

Kapiti Coast – Paraparaumu / Raumati$296$310$348
Kapiti Coast – Waikanae / Otaki$262$299$330
Lower Hutt – Eastern Bays$350$397$440
Lower Hutt – Epuni / Avalon$302$340$383
Lower Hutt – Haywards / Western Hills$300$342$360
Lower Hutt – Hutt Central / Waterloo$362$377$395
Lower Hutt – Petone West / Alicetown$315$347$380
Lower Hutt – Taita / Naenae$281$300$320
Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata$260$272$280
Porirua – Papakowhai /Whitby / Pauatahanui
Porirua – Paramata / Mana / Pukerua Bay$323$330$383
Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua$290$300$310
Porirua – Titahi Bay / Onepoto / Elsdon$300$327$350
Upper Hutt – Totara Park / Maoribank / Te Marua
Upper Hutt – Trentham West / Eldersley / Clouston Park$242$290$320
Wellington – Brooklyn$447$475$535
Wellington – Island Bay / Melrose$385$420$470
Wellington – Johnsonville / Newlands$330$360$400
Wellington – Karori$380$410$480
Wellington – Khandallah$391$400$472
Wellington – Miramar / Strathmore$365$400$482
Wellington – Mt Victoria / Roseneath$457$500$596
Wellington – Oriental Bay / Seatoun$450$480$582
Wellington – Tawa / Grenada North$350$400$435
Wellington – Vogeltown / Berhampore / Newtown$397$460$526
Wellington – Wadestown / Thordon$485$532$590

Wellington Area Weekly Rent For 3 Bedroom houses – Unfurnished

Kapiti Coast – Paraparaumu / Raumati$355$380$412
Kapiti Coast – Waikanae / Otaki$305$360$400
Lower Hutt – Eastern Bays$399$525$650
Lower Hutt – Epuni / Avalon$377$410$470
Lower Hutt – Haywards / Western Hills$350$400$450
Lower Hutt – Hutt Central / Waterloo$418$470$492
Lower Hutt – Petone West / Alicetown$415$455$517
Lower Hutt – Taita / Naenae$340$360$380
Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata$300$320$340
Porirua – Papakowhai / Whitby / Pauatahanui$370$425$487
Porirua – Paramata / Mana / Pukerua Bay$395$450$506
Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua$293$335$350
Porirua – Titahi Bay / Onepoto / Elsdon$340$370$385
Upper Hutt – Totara Park / Maoribank / Te Marua$350$375$396
Upper Hutt – Trentham West / Eldersley / Clouston Park$370$382$400
Wellington – Brooklyn$503$550$600
Wellington – Island Bay / Melrose$491$530$600
Wellington – Johnsonville / Newlands$420$450$480
Wellington – Karori$480$540$600
Wellington – Khandallah$441$535$626
Wellington – Miramar / Strathmore$475$510$577
Wellington – Mt Victoria / Roseneath$615$675$762
Wellington – Oriental Bay / Seatoun$620$750$888
Wellington – Tawa / Grenada North$392$435$473
Wellington – Vogeltown / Berhampore / Newtown$500$550$596
Wellington – Wadestown / Thordon$550$640$692

The prices above were recorded during the six months to 30 April 2016.

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 Mt Victoria / Roseneath costing $500 per week. The cheapest is in Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata costing $272 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 $750 per week. One of the cheapest suburbs is in Kapiti Coast – Waikanae / Otaki costing $360 per week.

Figures from Trade Me Property up to 31 March 2016 showed that the average (median) rent for a three / four bedroomed property in Wellington was $475 per week and for a one / two bedroomed property was $350 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. Stephen Riley says:

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

  2. 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).

  3. 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.