Newtown, Wellington – The Property Managers Guide

Ethnically diverse, creative and full of character (and characters), there is never a dull moment in this south Wellington melting pot.

The thing I like most about Newtown is the diversity of people who live here. The second thing that’s really great is the closeness to the city. Also, I think it’s one of Wellington’s sunniest suburbs.

— Jeanie, Newtown resident of 28 years

Welcome to one of the most diverse and character packed suburbs in Wellington.


If you enjoy people-watching, Newtown is for you. Practically every sector of society manages to coexist peacefully here – families and students, young professionals and immigrants, hipsters and elderly.

It’s also home to Wellington Zoo, so you might even be able to boast a lion, tiger or monkey among your neighbours.

Newtonians have a strong sense of community, as demonstrated by the massive success of the annual street fair held as part of the Newtown Festival. It’s a much-loved event, and attracts around 80,000 each year.