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.

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August 26, 2015

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August 16, 2015

The Dank Comedy Show 2

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The Medicine

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August 4, 2015

Wellington nun, singing teacher Sister Mary Winefride Blake dies, aged 101

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Teenagers and children responsible for crime spree in Porirua

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July 27, 2015

Fame - The Musical

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July 23, 2015

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Bin fire causes building evacuation in Wellington CBD

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July 19, 2015

Battle of the Nations

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July 16, 2015

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

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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
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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.
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Rawlinson Landscaping

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1st September, 2015 - Lower Hutt
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Campbell's Water Centre

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1st September, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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31st August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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31st August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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31st August, 2015 - Porirua


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30th August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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Vikkis Flower Shop

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30th August, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
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“The quality of health care depends on how well the provider is educated” ANZAME 2004
30th August, 2015 - Central Wellington
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Eden Design

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29th August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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29th August, 2015 - Lower Hutt
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28th August, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
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Steve's Welding Services

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28th August, 2015 - Lower Hutt

Specialised Concrete Services Ltd

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28th August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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Window Cleaning Contractors

Commercial and domestic window cleaning, water blasting, steam cleaning and building & house washing.
27th August, 2015 - Central Wellington
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27th August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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25th August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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25th August, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
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25th August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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24th August, 2015 - Lower Hutt
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24th August, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
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24th August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
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23rd August, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
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22nd August, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
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22nd August, 2015 - Central Wellington
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Rosemere Backpackers

Are you searching for low-price backpacker accommodation in Wellington? Then look no further than Rosemere Backpackers!

Welcome to Rosemere Backpackers - your local Wellington hostel that provides cheap accommodation in a clean, social and friendly atmosphere.

Using Rosemere Backpackers as your base, you can explore the Wellington region and it's many offerings.

Wellington city affordable accommodation! Click here.

Located in the centre of the capitals downtown area, Rosemere Backpackers provides cheap - but quality - accommodation where you can enjoy a welcoming and social environment.

Accommodation that is easy on your budget

You don't have to sacrifice on quality for cheap accommodation! We take pride in offering a warm and friendly atmosphere with a range of hostel facilities for you to enjoy during your stay.

We offer numerous facilities. Click here.

Revel in the benefits of a luxury hotel without the expensive costs. Our accommodation offers hot showers, a warm, social environment, clean rooms and a free breakfast.

The best small backpackers in the Wellington region for budget conscious travelers.
21st August, 2015 - Wellington - Miramar
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Paekakariki Holiday Park

Welcome to the Paekakariki Holiday Park! A relaxed holiday park in the small coastal township of Paekakariki.

Only 45 minute away from Wellington City, our holiday park offers a cheap accommodation for everyone.

From backpackers, group travellers and families - anyone can come and visit us to unwind and enjoy their stay.

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Our inexpensive accommodation rates caters to everyone. Whether you are travelling by group or in a motor home, there is a best option for you!

...various amenities

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Your stay with us will be enjoyable and relaxing too, as we are located far from the busy streets of NZ and close to the beach. You are not far from the train station and local shops too!

Friendliest family holiday camping park in Kapiti Coast
21st August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua
Childcare Kapiti/Horowhenua

Kapiti Wiseowl

It's always been complicated to look for an early childcare in the region of Kapiti Coast.

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Complete the form to the right for enqueries and further information.

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20th August, 2015 - Kapiti/Horowhenua

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Providing top notch equipment, tools, and machinery for rail, industrial and general applications all over NZ and Australasia
21st August, 2015 - National