South Wellington

Wellington’s southern suburbs are a diverse landscape of primarily residential neighbourhoods nestled amongst plenty of green space. The area grew progressively from the mid 19th century in response to Wellington’s growth and demand for more housing. The suburbs form a belt extending south of the city, from Mount Victoria and Mount Cook closer in and stretching out to Brooklyn, Newtown, Berhampore, and Island Bay.

Mount Victoria, southeast of the CBD, is one of the city’s oldest suburbs. It takes its name from the hill on which the suburb is perched, and has retained its mostly 19th century architecture of wooden villas and cottages. The top of Mount Victoria offers panoramic views of Wellington and its harbour. Oriental Bay, nestled at the bottom of Mount Victoria, is a popular spot for its sandy beaches and broad promenade.

Mount Cook, on the CBD’s southern fringe, is home to Massey University’s Wellington campus. 6,582 people live there, a younger population than the Wellington average, many drawn by its proximity to both the university and the central city. Its neighbours are cosmopolitan Newtown, where Wellington’s largest hospital is located, and Brooklyn, a suburb named for the borough of New York City.

Brooklyn has a Central Park, named also for the New York City icon, and a number of streets named after former Republican US Presidents including Grover Cleveland, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Popular New Zealand band Shihad are notable former residents of the suburb. Brooklyn residents are generally well off, with 32% identifying as having professional occupations. At the top of Brooklyn Hill are the Wellington Wind Turbines; walking up to this landmarks offers spectacular views of the Wellington region, Cook Strait and beyond.

Berhampore is a residential suburb south of Newtown, once considered to be one of the top three locations for property investment in New Zealand. A small residential area is tucked away off the busy Adelaide Road thoroughfare, and the suburb is surrounded by an extensive green belt and golf course.

Further south along Adelaide Road, Wellington’s southernmost suburbs are Island Bay and the neighbouring Southgate and Houghton Bay. Island Bay and Houghton Bay each lay on the bay that shares its name; Southgate is a slim suburb largely surrounded by reserve and parkland, just inland from Houghton Bay. Island Bay is sparsely populated; its residents are largely families with comfortable incomes. Fishing and surfing are popular on Wellington’s south coast.

The City to Sea walkway begins in the heart of central Wellington near Parliament, and winds its way over 12km of varied terrain to end at the south coast in Island Bay. The route takes in many of the unique sights and historic landmarks of southern Wellington, including 14 parks and reserves.

Latest News

Teenagers and children responsible for crime spree in Porirua

A spate of burglaries, criminal damage and disorder in suburban Porirua is being blamed on the pack mentality of a group of teenagers and children, some as young as nine.
July 27, 2015

Fame - The Musical

Tawa College is presenting Fame - The Musical as its musical production for 2015. This is a high-energy show featuring some of the best singing, dancing and acting talent that Tawa College has to offer.
July 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

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July 21, 2015

Bin fire causes building evacuation in Wellington CBD

A central Wellington high-rise had to be evacuated after a skip caught on fire about 2.30pm on Monday.
July 19, 2015

Battle of the Nations

A line-up of stellar international standup comics battle it out for your amusement and delight.
July 16, 2015

Patients told to stay away as Wellington hospitals fill-up with winter casualties

Wellington's hospitals are packed and patients with anything less than an emergency are being told to stay away.
July 15, 2015

Quote Of the Day

I can completely take a second World War gun apart and put it back together again thanks to 'Band Of Brothers.' That's always useful. I've got lots and lots of random skills I'll probably never need again
July 15, 2015

Qoute Of the Day

I can completely take a second World War gun apart and put it back together again thanks to 'Band Of Brothers.' That's always useful. I've got lots and lots of random skills I'll probably never need again.
July 15, 2015


Lower Hutt

Tech Glass Ltd
Greater Wellington region quality glazing solutions - 0800224527
22nd July, 2015 - Lower Hutt
Builder Lower Hutt

The Repair Men
Renovations, repairs and maintenance in the lower North Island
22nd July, 2015 - Lower Hutt
Beauty TherapyNails Central Wellington

The Studio Wellington
Look and feel great with assistance from the professional beauty treatment services from The Studio Wellington, we're your satisfaction is our goal.
22nd July, 2015 - Central Wellington
Plumber Porirua

Supplier for plumbing, drainage and rainwater products.
22nd July, 2015 - Porirua
Lower Hutt

Brothel & Bar 184 Gracefield Road Seaview, Lower hutt
22nd July, 2015 - Lower Hutt
Accountants Kapiti/Horowhenua

Colbert Cooper
Expert accounting and financial services to help you and your business in Levin. Servicing clients nationwide.
22nd July, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua

Specialised Concrete Services Ltd
Complete concrete contracting services for the greater Wellington and Wairarapa regions - 027 232 2665
22nd July, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Kitchen Design Kapiti/Horowhenua

Chatswood Kitchens
Successfully designing custom kitchens for more than 20 years
22nd July, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Glazier Wellington - Miramar

Mr Glass
For Professional Glass fitting and maintenance in Wellington Region, Hutt Valley & Kapiti Coast
21st July, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
BuilderDraughtsman/ArchitectLandscapingRenovations Wellington - Miramar

Image Design Ltd
Renovation and building design experts
21st July, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
Beauty TherapyNails Kapiti/Horowhenua

Enhance Beauty Spa & Nails
Boost your natural looks with spa and beauty treatment packages
21st July, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Home Heating Kapiti/Horowhenua

The Heating Centre
Wood burners supply & installation throughout the Kapiti & Horowhenua regions
2nd June, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Accommodation Kapiti/Horowhenua

Paekakariki Holiday Park
The friendliest family holiday camping accommodation park on the Kapiti Coast
2nd June, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Scrap Metal Dealers Porirua

Wellington Scrap Metals
2nd June, 2015 - Porirua
FirewoodMulchSeptic Tanks Kapiti/Horowhenua

JB's Environmental Ltd
Firewood, septic tank cleaners, domestic water supply, fresh fish supply, saw dust and bark mulch
2nd June, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Panel Beating Wellington - Miramar

The Surgery
Car restoration | Rust surgery | Refinishing
2nd June, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
Car Audio Porirua

My Audio
Wellington alarm & car stereo installation
2nd June, 2015 - Porirua
Carpet CleaningCarpet LayingCleanersGlazierHandymanHouse WashingPaintersPlasteringProperty MaintenanceSection ClearingWindow CleaningWindow Repairs Lower Hutt

Audesia Property and Maintenance Ltd
2nd June, 2015 - Lower Hutt
Plastering Kapiti/Horowhenua

Mike Ball Plastering
Reliable interior plastering and gib fixing.
2nd June, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Water Pumps Porirua

Waters Pumping Services
Pump specialists - installation, servicing and repairs. Kapiti Coast and greater Wellington region.
2nd June, 2015 - Porirua
Upholstery Kapiti/Horowhenua

Suite Doctors
2nd June, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Personal products and service Wellington - Miramar

Wellington Indoor Sports
See our special online offers
2nd June, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
Plumber Wellington - Miramar

Tasman Plumbers
Offering all plumbing services from drainlaying, plumbing to gas fitting and maintenance. Wide range of re-roofing options. Wellington based.
2nd June, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
Childcare Upper Hutt

Happy Days Childcare
Privately owned childcare | Newborns to 5 year olds
2nd June, 2015 - Upper Hutt
MarketingBusiness products and services Wellington - Miramar

The Perfect Angle
Marketing strategies for the long-run
2nd June, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
Lawnmowing Porirua

De Boer Services
Professional lawn mowing services for Porirua and Kapiti Coast Available for contracting on a regular basis.
2nd June, 2015 - Porirua
Coaching Kapiti/Horowhenua

Sally Forman
Psychotherapist and coach servicing Wellington
2nd June, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Community organisations Kapiti/Horowhenua

Kapiti Food Bank
Emergency food parcels for the people of Kapiti (Servicing Paekakariki to Waikanae)
2nd June, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Fencing Contractors Wellington - Miramar

Portable fence hire
Portable fence hire - Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast
2nd June, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
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22nd July, 2015 - National
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Local Business Of the Month

Hypnotherapy Kapiti/Horowhenua

Ascension Dynamics

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Driving over a long or familiar road can be kinds of naturally occurring hypnosis, but playing video games and watching TV can also induce this state.

Increasingly, medical and scientific establishments are researching and acknowledging the connection between mind and body, and recognizing hypnotherapy as a valuable health and therapeutic tool.

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Try out our extensive range of hypnotherapy services, that deal with important issues such as treating anxiety, depression, and sleep problems or insomnia.

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Most people for a fact, will want to change a major aspect of their life to reach a feeling of enlightenment and true happiness for the mind and body.
Live life the way you want to, through the tools gained with certified hypnotherapy session kept confidential.
2nd June, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Function Venue Wellington - Miramar

Tatum Park

Located on amazingly beautiful North of Levin, Parklands is the perfect venue for all your weddings, function and accommodation.

Providing great onsite catering for all your guests staying or just here for weddings and functions. Our team can get your occasion running smooth.

Tatum Park is your destination whether you are looking forward for an intimate retreat, productive corporate function, or for fun camping experience with the entire family.

Wedding Reception

With our all-inclusive wedding packages, you can celebrate your big day in an elegant setting.

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You can use any of our three conference rooms with a capacity of up to 150 people.

Our accommodation options

We provide accommodation from private canines to homesteads. We have an option to suit all people at any budget.
On-site catering and accommodation for conference or rural wedding Located between Otaki and Levin on SH1
2nd June, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
Beauty TherapyHairdressing Wellington - Miramar

Sarak Hair

Request a booking with Sarak and have a beautiful hair day, everyday.

Take access to the world of Sarak Hair Body & Beauty - relax and enjoy and see the outcome!

Hairdressing Service

Sarak – offering a wide range of hair salon services like hair cut, hair colour, foils, treatments & bridal hair packages

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Want to try something new for your hair? Browse the Sarak Hair Design Gallery and call us for a free 15-minute consultation.

Hair Products

We utilize Schwarzkopf hair products and we can recommend which products you must purchase to maintain your new hairstyle looking fab!
2nd June, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar

National Business Of the Month

Bakers National


We love making 100% organic bread that tastes great and is good for you and your family! hand baked for perfection.

Purebread is dedicated in making organic bread, pizza bases, and other goodies that will surely satisfy your bread desires of a wide range of gluten free breads and at the same time very environment friendly.

We make special products beacause you are special too. Ad we support productive and at the same time taking care of our planet.

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Our foods are certified organic that is the best alternative instead of consuming foods that has undergone processing and synthetic stabilisers and enhancers.

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For every pack of Organic Pizza Bases or Young Buck gluten free loaf sold our Organic Education Programme will donate organic seeds to a Kindergarten, Primary School or Te Kohanga Reo.

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Get more selections of tasty and healthy gluten free breads and pizza bases.
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2nd June, 2015 - National