Finding a home

If you are looking for your new home, below is some information to help you with your move to Whangarei. 

Where to live

The City

Whangārei city offers low density, mostly detached, housing. Many homes will have a private outdoor space where, as kiwis, we like to relax, whether we are gardening, playing with the kids or having a family meal.

Whangārei property housing prices sit below the New Zealand average. Most housing options are available to buy, rent or lease.

Rural and Coastal

Beautiful green spaces and some of the best coastline in the world can be found in the Whangārei District, including Tutukaka, Whangārei Heads and Bream Bay.

Short term accommodation

Check the Accommodation section of this website to find somewhere to stay (a motel, hotel or holiday home) for a short time before you rent or buy.

Renting a home

Most rental accommodation in New Zealand is in houses, units, flats or apartments owned by private landlords. When you rent you will need to pay a deposit or bond and this can be 3-4 weeks rent in advance. 

Rent is also usually paid a week or two in advance, so before you move into accommodation, you may need to pay the equivalent of up to six weeks rent in advance.

To rent a home you must have a Tenancy Agreement, a written, legal contract between you and your landlord. You can download one of these, as well as receive advice on renting, by visiting Tenancy Services.

Websites which list rental accommodation include:

To find out more about life in Whangārei, see below.