Accommodation, Transport & Travel

Accommodation options are selected when completing the Online Application. Most accommodation is within 45 minutes from school, and always in the same suburbs that our domestic students live in.

Travel. All international and domestic travel arrangements must be notified to school at the earliest convenience. We are happy to assist with transfers to and from student accommodation.

Contact Sibylle on +64 22 010 6240

  • Click the link to read about the shared holiday adventure of a student from Thailand, a student from China, and a student from Japan Our-South-Island-Trip

Designated Caregiver:

A Designated Caregiver is someone who is known to your family and who can accept responsibility for your welfare while not at school. This accommodation option can be selected on the online enrolment (step 11)


A homestay family is a great way to to get support and care while improving your English Language. You also benefit and learn about the New Zealand way of life. Homestay fees are $380 per week and includes your own room and three meals per day. Wellington College has its own homestay service and also partners with NZ Homestay.

All homestay families have been vetted by the New Zealand Police. The international staff support homestay families and their student to promote a happy positive relationship.

To find out more about living in a homestay family email Sibylle at

Living with a parent or immediate family member:

Some parents choose to rent accommodation in Wellington City so their child can live with them while studying at Wellington College.

Students may not live alone, or in a private rental arrangement , even if they are over 18.

During school breaks students are not permitted to book and stay in private accommodation inside or outside of Wellington.


  • Students usually travel to school by school bus but many walk or cycle and some get dropped off by private vehicle. If travelling by bus, the student will pay their own bus-fare. Most homestays are within a 10-45 minute bus ride from school.

  • While attending Wellington College international students are not permitted to purchase or drive a private vehicle.