Karori, Wellington – The Property Managers Guide

Four kilometres from Wellington’s city centre, nestled within hills and bushland, Karori is an escape from the walls of concrete of the CBD.

Really family orientated, good schools, lots of things for kids to do, nice community feel about it. Four-bedroom house with a little bit of flat land, there’s not many places in Wellington where you can get that.

— Kerryn, Karori resident of 11 years

Escape the concrete jungle, and immerse yourself in a native, nature-clad suburbia.


Karori is one of the largest suburbs in NZ with some 15,800 residents and growing. On entering through the Karori Tunnel, the area acts as a major tourist transition from the City to Zealandia, and also the entry to other northern and western suburbs, to the Karori Cemetery, the Makara Peak Cycleway and the Makara settlement and beach.

It has been home to talented, noted artists; writer, Katherine Mansfield; artist, Mervyn E Taylor; artist and botanist, Nancy Adams CBE, QSO; internationally famous printmaker, artist and muralist, John Drawbridge; conductor, Sir William Southgate KB and pianist and musician, Margaret Nielsen ONZM, leading interpreter of the music of Douglas Lilburn who has resided in Karori for some 50 years.

Karori Public Transport