Island Bay, Wellington – The Property Managers Guide

A beautiful sunny, coastal suburb. Relax and watch the water lapping gently on the shore, as fishing boats bob in the harbour.

It’s good suburban living. Safe neighborhood, nice views, and beautiful walks nearby. Good roads and plenty of street parking. And you’re very likely to get a good quality house out here for a good price!

— Jo, Island Bay resident of 9 years

Island Bay is a slow moving coastal suburb, situated 5 km south of the city centre.


Island Bay lies on the bay which shares its name, one of the numerous small bays off Cook Strait and west of Lyall Bay. 500m offshore in Island Bay lies Tapu Te Ranga Island, which forms a natural breakwater and provides a sheltered anchorage for local fishing boats. Spend time with family and friends relaxing at the beach, go exploring around the rocks or try your luck at one of Wellington’s best coastal fishing spots.

The hills sheltering from behind, and the island offering some protection from the southerlies, makes it an ideal spot for beach going families, fisherman and those who prefer a slower moving life at home with an incredible coastal view to boot.


The Whiteroom Gallery

Fran Dysart is the owner of The White Room Gallery, who is enormously talented and passionate about all aspects of gifting. Fran has established a reputation for sourcing innovative, high quality products from both NZ and around the globe.

Fran’s resourcefulness coupled with the ongoing support of many talented artists and designers has enabled her to evolve and expand over a few short years. She is now very excited to have opened the doors of the new White Room Gallery on February 2nd 2015, located at 147 The Parade, Island Bay, Wellington.

St Vincent De Paul Opshop

St Vincent de Paul society is best known for its Op Shops. While that implies the opportunity to find great second-hand clothes and furniture at great prices, we are first and foremost a Charity Shop because all our proceeds go towards funding our welfare programs which help the local Wellington needy. We have a great range of second-hand clothes, pre-loved toys and used furniture with shops located all throughout your local areas.

We accept quality donations to enhance your op shop experience and keep our prices low. For a small fee, our second-hand furniture can be delivered to your home, just check our schedule. On top of all the cheap clothing and furniture, Op Shopping is also sustainable shopping. We help by recycling clothing and furniture that would otherwise be thrown away.

Island Bay Public Transport

Island Bay Express

Number 32

View the timetable for this route here