When I first made the decision to move to New Zealand in April this year, I really didn't have much of an educated idea about where to live. After a quick Google search, everyone and their mother pointed to Wellington. And that settled that...

It took me less than 48 hours to fall in love with this place, which was nicknamed the coolest little capital in the world by Lonely Planet 2014. So why is Windy Wellington such a great place to live? 

  • recognized coffee culture, Wellington has become the hub of New Zealand’s craft beer revolution, with experimental breweries and specialist bars popping up all over the city.
  • the city is surrounded by some of NZ's best beaches and bays.
  • food scene: If its not the Cuba Street Night Markets, its the weekend Farmers Vegetable Markets, neither to be missed!
  • reportedly more cafes, bars and restaurants per capita than New York, Wellington is known for its lively nightlife and world-class culinary scene.
  • the infamous Mt. Victoria!
  • Zealandia: the real NZ experience as it once was, i:e Jurassic Park.
  • It's home to national museums, galleries and theatres, the city is at the heart of New Zealand’s arts and culture, and Wellington’s innovative film production and digital technology sectors have built a worldwide reputation.

Wellington is the city for everyone, it combines the sophistication, cosmopolitan outlook of a capital city, along with the warmth and personality of a village.

So if your next career opportunity is a move to Wellington, don't pass it up!