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Pros and Cons of Moving to Wellington

By · January 25 2021
Pros and Cons of Moving to Wellington

Thinking of moving to Wellington soon? Well, why not? Wellington was rated as “coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet. With its great sceneries, friendly locals, and abundant cafes, you will surely love this world's southern-most capital.

If you are planning to move to Wellington, it’s important to remember that though there are a lot of things to love about this city, there are also things that could weigh up the good things it offers. So before calling up a moving company for your move, read below first and make an informed decision if living in Wellington is right for you.

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It has great sceneries

New Zealand is known for its majestic sceneries, and Wellington is no exception to that.  This city boasts picturesque surrounding - sandy beaches, picturesque harbour, rolling green hills. 

Friendly locals

Wellingtonians are awesome and friendly people. No matter where you go in the city, you will always be greeted with friendly smiles and hellos. Unlike people in other urban cities, everyone here is generally open and willing to help so it’s easy to make friends with them.

Great for getting outdoors

Wellington City has over 100 parks and playgrounds. You’ll are never far from beaches, lakes, mountains, walking tracks and biking trails. It’s always easy to escape with nature.

Never run out of things to do here

You will never run out of things to do in Wellington. There is always an exciting event happening like cultural shows and festivals. You can go check out the city’s museums, theatres and art galleries. If you wanted something about nature and wildlife, you can go to Botanic Gardens and Wellington Zoo.

The food never disappoints

You will never be hungry in this city. You can taste a lot of cuisines in this diverse cultural melting pot. There are plenty of options, from fine dining, trendy cafes to food trucks. Plus, with its copious cafe culture, you get to taste world-class coffee that will keep you fueled while enjoying a stroll through the city. 

The economy is booming

When moving to a new city, it is important to look at the job market. Wellington has a booming economy. You can find plenty of job opportunities here from different industries like IT, public administration, tourism, theatre, retail and trade. 


The weather could be better

Wellington is often referred to as “Windy Wellington” and that’s for a reason. It is very windy whole year-round. Winters are chilly here, and the gusty winds make it even colder. So it can be a bit of a shock if you are not used to cold.

Earthquake is pretty frequent

Wellington lies on top of one of the zone's most active geological faults - the Wellington Fault. That is why this capital city experiences earthquakes. The tremors are usually not very strong, but it can cause serious property damage sometimes. It may take a while for you to get used to it.

Rent is expensive

Affordability is what many people commonly look at when planning to move. So this can be a deal-breaker to many because Wellington is one of the most expensive cities for rentals in New Zealand. If it is a big deal-breaker, you might want to consider moving to other major cities like Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton.

Moving is a major step one may take so it is important that you weigh the benefits and the downsides of moving especially in a big city like Wellington. If you do decide to move to Wellington, the next step to do is plan your move and do some research. Create a checklist of what to do before you move and maybe hire a Wellington mover to help you with your move to guarantee a smoother and stress-free move.

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