Rents and Rentals in Wellington

Houses in Wellington
Houses in Wellington

Wellington Area Weekly Rent For 2 Bedroom Houses – Unfurnished

Kapiti Coast – Paraparaumu / Raumati$315$340$350
Kapiti Coast – Waikanae / Otaki$280$320$350
Lower Hutt – Eastern Bays$415$472$535
Lower Hutt – Epuni / Avalon$342$370$393
Lower Hutt – Haywards / Western Hills$310$382$395
Lower Hutt – Hutt Central / Waterloo$360$380$420
Lower Hutt – Petone West / Alicetown
Lower Hutt – Taita / Naenae$287$320$347
Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata$265$280$290
Porirua – Papakowhai /Whitby / Pauatahanui$350$365$415
Porirua – Paramata / Mana / Pukerua Bay$360$380$395
Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua$286$315$353
Porirua – Titahi Bay / Onepoto / Elsdon$337$355$392
Upper Hutt – Totara Park / Maoribank / Te Marua$265$315$350
Upper Hutt – Trentham West / Eldersley / Clouston Park$310$330$345
Wellington – Brooklyn$400$520$560
Wellington – Island Bay / Melrose$416$470$557
Wellington – Johnsonville / Newlands$365$387$440
Wellington – Karori$421$450$532
Wellington – Khandallah$410$435$510
Wellington – Miramar / Strathmore$405$470$517
Wellington – Mt Victoria / Roseneath$500$510$800
Wellington – Oriental Bay / Seatoun$457$580$620
Wellington – Tawa / Grenada North$355$385$401
Wellington – Vogeltown / Berhampore / Newtown$385$450$525
Wellington – Wadestown / Thordon$427$500$587

Wellington Area Weekly Rent For 3 Bedroom houses – Unfurnished

Kapiti Coast – Paraparaumu / Raumati$366$395$430
Kapiti Coast – Waikanae / Otaki$320$360$420
Lower Hutt – Eastern Bays$460$480$622
Lower Hutt – Epuni / Avalon$385$440$480
Lower Hutt – Haywards / Western Hills$410$450$490
Lower Hutt – Hutt Central / Waterloo$440$485$550
Lower Hutt – Petone West / Alicetown$440$480$585
Lower Hutt – Taita / Naenae$350$390$410
Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata$321$340$350
Porirua – Papakowhai / Whitby / Pauatahanui$402$450$507
Porirua – Paramata / Mana / Pukerua Bay$399$477$575
Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua$310$350$377
Porirua – Titahi Bay / Onepoto / Elsdon$370$390$422
Upper Hutt – Totara Park / Maoribank / Te Marua$360$380$415
Upper Hutt – Trentham West / Eldersley / Clouston Park$380$420$460
Wellington – Brooklyn$542$620$667
Wellington – Island Bay / Melrose$490$550$675
Wellington – Johnsonville / Newlands$450$480$520
Wellington – Karori$525$562$610
Wellington – Khandallah$520$550$620
Wellington – Miramar / Strathmore$532$580$627
Wellington – Mt Victoria / Roseneath$620$680$772
Wellington – Oriental Bay / Seatoun$672$745$831
Wellington – Tawa / Grenada North$398$440$461
Wellington – Vogeltown / Berhampore / Newtown$540$575$617
Wellington – Wadestown / Thordon$521$625$732

The prices above were recorded during the six months to 28 February 2017.

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 Brooklyn costing $520 per week. The cheapest is in Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata costing $280 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 $745 per week. One of the cheapest suburbs is in Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua costing $350 per week.

Figures from Trade Me Property up to 31 January 2017 showed that the average (median) rent for a three / four bedroomed property in Wellington was $550 per week and for a one / two bedroomed property was $390 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.

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