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Wellington living

Great career prospects aren’t all we have to offer you. New Zealand’s capital city is a great place to live and work, and there’s plenty to see and do on your days off.

Energetic and creative, Wellington has been called the world’s ‘coolest little capital’. And Wellingtonians enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, thanks to its harbourside setting and 425 hectares of bush-clad town belt.

Wellington is a small city with big city advantages. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars, shopping, theatres, art galleries and museums to cater for a variety of tastes.

We’re the cultural capital of the country too - home to national favourites the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company, as well as Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, which is situated in a prime spot on our harbour’s edge. 

Wellington is also home to several popular annual and biennial festivals and events, including the Cubadupa street festival, International Film Festival, Wellington on a plate food festival and the World of Wearable Arts (WoW) show.

Then there’s the scenery. Set between a beautiful harbour and green hills at the bottom of the North Island, Wellington has easily accessible beaches. The South Island is just a ferry ride away across the Cook Strait, and the beauty of the surrounding Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa area are less than an hour away by train. International film crews and movie stars have worked and played here. It really says something about our surroundings and atmosphere.

If you want to get more of a feel for New Zealand’s vibrant capital, check out the following links: