Private accommodation

Explore your flatting and housing options in Wellington. Or find temporary accommodation if you need a place to live before you move into a flat or hall.

The Wellington region provides a variety of rental housing options, such as single-detached houses, apartments, townhouses, studios, and old houses which have been converted to flats. Private board and furnished rooms and properties are also available.

You can move into a vacant property (by yourself or in a group) or into a vacant bedroom in an already established place (with existing flatmates).

For international students, sharing a rental property with other people is known as ‘flatting’ in New Zealand—check out some advice about New Zealand housing on NauMai NZ.

Tips for finding a rental property

Get advice on Wellington’s rental market—where to look for flats, the costs, property viewings, and your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

Temporary accommodation

Find temporary accommodation options if you plan to look for a place to live on arrival, or are arriving before your hall move-in date.