Rents and Rentals in Wellington

Houses in Wellington
Houses in Wellington

Wellington Area Weekly Rent For 2 Bedroom Houses – Unfurnished

Kapiti Coast – Paraparaumu / Raumati$370$390$420
Kapiti Coast – Waikanae / Otaki$330$370$398
Lower Hutt – Eastern Bays
Lower Hutt – Epuni / Avalon$388$440$461
Lower Hutt – Haywards / Western Hills$385$420$450
Lower Hutt – Hutt Central / Waterloo$420$445$480
Lower Hutt – Petone West / Alicetown$411$450$497
Lower Hutt – Taita / Naenae$340$392$435
Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata$315$320$395
Porirua – Papakowhai /Whitby / Pauatahanui$377$435$442
Porirua – Paramata / Mana / Pukerua Bay$380$440$495
Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua$366$420$447
Porirua – Titahi Bay / Onepoto / Elsdon$415$450$452
Upper Hutt – Totara Park / Maoribank / Te Marua$340$385$420
Upper Hutt – Trentham West / Eldersley / Clouston Park$350$380$422
Wellington – Brooklyn
Wellington – Island Bay / Melrose$450$510$585
Wellington – Johnsonville / Newlands$417$460$500
Wellington – Karori$440$472$515
Wellington – Kelburn / Aro Valley$496$510$703
Wellington – Khandallah$450$450$540
Wellington – Miramar / Strathmore$425$510$560
Wellington – Mt Victoria / Roseneath$570$655$705
Wellington – Oriental Bay / Seatoun$515$550$627
Wellington – Tawa / Grenada North$370$432$500
Wellington – Vogeltown / Berhampore / Newtown$430$500$593
Wellington – Wadestown / Thordon$500$560$600

Wellington Area Weekly Rent For 3 Bedroom houses – Unfurnished

Kapiti Coast – Paraparaumu / Raumati$420$450$494
Kapiti Coast – Waikanae / Otaki$372$421$475
Lower Hutt – Eastern Bays$550$620$650
Lower Hutt – Epuni / Avalon$495$520$571
Lower Hutt – Haywards / Western Hills$460$500$570
Lower Hutt – Hutt Central / Waterloo$547$565$638
Lower Hutt – Petone West / Alicetown$490$520$585
Lower Hutt – Taita / Naenae$420$450$480
Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata$385$420$450
Porirua – Papakowhai / Whitby / Pauatahanui$493$535$646
Porirua – Paramata / Mana / Pukerua Bay$450$540$571
Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua$355$395$450
Porirua – Titahi Bay / Onepoto / Elsdon$390$425$485
Upper Hutt – Totara Park / Maoribank / Te Marua$450$480$500
Upper Hutt – Trentham West / Eldersley / Clouston Park$470$480$527
Wellington – Brooklyn$582$640$715
Wellington – Island Bay / Melrose$591$650$745
Wellington – Johnsonville / Newlands$510$550$580
Wellington – Karori$555$620$677
Wellington – Kelburn / Aro Valley$626$680$752
Wellington – Khandallah$550$600$670
Wellington – Miramar / Strathmore$540$635$720
Wellington – Mt Victoria / Roseneath$646$695$800
Wellington – Oriental Bay / Seatoun$637$650$712
Wellington – Tawa / Grenada North$470$500$550
Wellington – Vogeltown / Berhampore / Newtown$600$650$700
Wellington – Wadestown / Thordon$595$680$785

The prices above were recorded during the six months to 31 January 2019.

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 Wadestown / Thordon costing $560 per week. The cheapest is in Lower Hutt – Wainuiomata costing $320 per week.

For a three bedroomed house in the Wellington area, the most expensive average rent is in the Wellington suburbs of Mt Victoria / Roseneath costing $695 per week. One of the cheapest suburbs is in Porirua – Porirua East / Waitangirua costing $395 per week.

Figures from Trade Me Property for January 2019 showed that the average (median) rent for a three / four bedroomed property in Wellington was $645 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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