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House Sitting in Wellington

We have a number of experienced house sitters in the
Wellington region. Whether you have dogs, cats, other animals or simply want to
rest at ease that your home is in safe hands while you’re away, we've got it covered.

Your pets stay at home

The most common reason people prefer housesitting is that their pets can stay at home. Having someone to come to your home to look after your pets at all times adds an extra layer of comfort to the homeowner.

Alternative to kennels & catteries

Don't pay the cost of a kennel, cattery or other pet motel. Instead of your pet staying alone, they'll have the company of a pet lover and your pets can stay at home. That way, you'll know they're relaxed just like you are!

24/7 support for our sitters

With our 24/7 support, finding a trusted house sitter has never been so simple. Our directory is easy to use and allows you to message house sitters directly. Looking for a house sit? Simply sign-up and homeowners get in contact with you.

Our options for Wellington home owners

If you want to become a house sitter in Wellington, simply sign-up below. Typically, we’re looking for house sitters with a great personality, dog sitting or cat sitting experience, a clean police record and a reference. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to get in touch now.

Not ready to sign-up as a house sitter but want to find out more? Check out our house sitting section now.

Why house sit in Wellington?

Located at the bottom of the North Island, Wellington is a vibrant city famous for its cafes, restaurants, craft beer, events and stunning views. Known as one of the most walkable cities in New Zealand, the heart of Wellington is a melting pot of different cultures, and a hub for travel around the rest of New Zealand.

Whether you’re staying centrally or in one of the suburbs, there are excellent public transport systems and Set amidst the landscape of an expansive harbour, Wellington has magnificent views, from sunny Oriental Bay to the peak of Mount Victoria, as well as bush walks in native trees and fauna in Karori and Wilton.

Events in Wellington

Wellington is also home to a number of events such as wearable arts, Wellington on a plate, Rugby Sevens, the Great War exhibition, and more. For a full list of events in Wellington, see here.

Wellington: the capital city

Wellington is home to New Zealand’s parliament, and the well-known ‘Beehive’. You can actually take tours of the Parliament building in Wellington, which is home to New Zealand’s democratic processes.

Because the Government is based in Wellington, there are a number of Government ‘head offices’ in the CBD also, making Wellington home to a large number of municipal workers.

Traveling near Wellington during your house sit

Wellington is surrounded by different landscapes from the ocean to the farmland of Wairarapa. All of this can be experienced within 1 hours’ drive. Across the Cook Strait, there’s also a ferry where you can check out great locations like Picton, Nelson or Marlborough.


Wairarapa offers a plethora of vineyards, tramps, walks, architecture from early settlements, as well as beaches like Castlepoint.

Explore the landscape by tramping, the Tararua ranges in the Wairapapa, or take a day trip to check out the vineyards, olive groves, cafesand restaurants in Martinborough. These can be done with the Rimutaka shuttle,
by train, or driving.

Only around 1 hour from Wellington, traveling to Wairarapa makes a great day trip during a house sit.


Facing Tasman Bay, Nelson gets the most sunshine hours per year in New Zealand. Close to beaches and a warm, close community, Nelson is a short and beautiful ferry ride away from Wellington.

If you’re looking for things to do in Nelson, the options are endless. Enjoy walking, hiking, food, kayaking, the Abel Tasman national park, Nelson Lakes national parks, and marine reserves.

Suitable as either a day trip from Wellington or a lovely weekend away, if you’re house sitting in Wellington this a trip to Nelson is perfect for during or either side of your stay.


Often referred to as the ‘centre of New Zealand’s wine industry’, Blenheim lies at the heart of the Marlborough region. Enjoy whale watching in the nearby Kaikoura, or visit the Marlborough sounds for breath-taking scenery.

Blenheim is close to Picton, meaning you can easily hop off the ferry and be there within a day.

Perhaps extend your stay after your house sit in Wellington and then go to Nelson for an excellent few days’ break.

Wellington geography

Wellington is the third most populous region in New Zealand, with 448,000 residents. Culturally diverse, it also has the 4th highest Maori population.

Within the Wellington region, there are four cities; Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Wellington. Wellington was voted one of the most liveable cities in 2014, ranking 12th in the world for life quality.

Following earthquakes in 1848 and 1855, much of Wellington’s Central Business District (CBD) sits on reclaimed land.

With a rich geographical history, Wellington has a lot to offer if you’re thinking about house sitting here.

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for the first three months of house sitting

You will get
All perks and features
Exclusive first access to your region with a better chance to get a house sit
A one-one chat with our team when sorting our profile to have best house sitting experience
Annual Membership

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You will get
Your own personal house sitter profile
Support from our community team when interviewing for house sits
Invitation to community events
Monthly Membership

Billed monthly, cancelled at any time before the new month starts

You will get
Your own personal house sitter profile
Support from our community team when interviewing for house sits