The 10 Best Places To Live in New Zealand – Moving to New Zealand ?

New Zealand is one of the world’s best places
to live in, best place to raise your family. It has a very pleasant climate, great beaches,
a wide variety of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, health care, a good educational
system, economic freedom… If you’re thinking of moving to New Zealand,
and you’re really not sure where you want to settle,
here’re the 10 best places to live in New Zealand for 2018. 1. Wellington. The nation’s capital is also one of the
country’s most popular and much-loved places to live. A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront
promenade, sandy beaches, parks, reserves and colourful timber houses on surrounding
hills. Wellington combines big-city sophistication
with tight-knit community living and superb educational opportunities. Its level of school leavers achieving university
entrance level is high and they can go on to Victoria University. Wellington has excellent public transport,
some of the best cafes, bars and restaurants anywhere in the country, and an incredible
nightlife and music culture. It’s not like Auckland, which is frenetic
and busy and electric. It’s more relaxed here, with an easily navigable
city centre that you can effortlessly get around on your feet. When all the fun gets too much though, it
has some beautiful suburbs and great hidden nooks. 2. Taranaki. Taranaki is a coastal and mountainous region
on the western side of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s the lure of the ocean and mountain
that call many people to this west coast region. Its landscape is dominated by Mount Taranaki,
its namesake volcano, which lies within the rainforested Egmont National Park. The port city of New Plymouth is the area’s
hub. It hosts green spaces like Pukekura Park,
with lakes and formal gardens that grow rhododendrons and king ferns. The fact that you can snowboard in the morning,
and surf in the afternoon during the winter months is one of the chief appeals for the
locals. There’s also the fact that the Taranaki
locals are notoriously lovely, and that there are heaps of things to do outdoors. The food out in this rolling green country
is pretty epic, too. Taranaki really epitomises its nickname of
Taradise. 3. Dunedin. A relaxing pace of life and low crime levels
make Dunedin a great place for kids, especially those who love native wildlife:
kayak with seals, walk with penguins, and see the Royal Albatrosses. Whilst the climate in this part of New Zealand
is not the best, there are still huge variations all across the region. The city of Dunedin is great for employment
and education. – but if you’re not reliant on New Zealand’s
employment landscape, and you’re moving to the other side of the
world to retire perhaps, you’ll find cheaper housing, a laid back lifestyle,
friendly local citizens and picture postcard beauty in landscape terms. Hiking and cycling trails crisscross the dramatic
landscape of the adjoining Otago Peninsula, home to colonies of albatross, sea lions and
rare yellow-eyed penguins. 4. Auckland. Auckland, based around 2 large harbours, is
a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s a city unlike any other. With incredible natural wonders on the doorstep
of a world class city, Auckland is the perfect destination. In the centre, the iconic Sky Tower has views
of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes. Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park,
is based around an extinct volcano and home to the formal Wintergardens. Near downtown, Mission Bay Beach has a seaside
promenade. Auckland, a sprawling city, is one of the
best places to live on this versatile island, – and Auckland’s charms are evident. The fact that it is the biggest city in country
means that there is always something happening, it’s mind-bogglingly expensive if you’re
looking to buy a house. There are a myriad of shows, restaurants,
shops, sports events and parks to enjoy. Auckland has a little bit of everything going
on. 5. Rotorua. Rotorua, a town set on its namesake lake on
New Zealand’s North Island, is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. The first thing you’ll notice about the
Rotorua area is the smell. Yes, it’s a little whiffy and of the egg
variety, but you’ll soon get used to that. With the plethora of activities that are available
in the area the smell of sulphur will soon be the last thing on your mind. Not only is there a host of things to keep
you busy, but Rotorua is also one of the cheapest cities to live in New Zealand. When you think that this great spot is only
a three-hour drive from Auckland, just down the road from Taupo and a few hours from skiing
at Mount Ruapehu, you’re really going to want for nothing. 6. Christchurch. Christchurch is the second largest city in
New Zealand, and so, it is a viable option to live and work abroad rather than those
just looking for a retirement paradise. The climate is excellent, the educational
and social facilities are fabulous, and among the majority of residents, a perfect blend
of working and relaxing is achieved. If you need city life at bargain price, Christchurch
is for you with its lower rent and overall cost of life compared to Wellington and Auckland. Located on the east coast of South Island,
there’s a wealth of activities available throughout the year for all the family to
enjoy. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River,
which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green
expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. And Christchurch is famous for its culture
and history as well, making it an excellent place to live for families, and a really lovely
place to consider living in New Zealand. 7. Queenstown Lake. The Queenstown Lakes District, a New Zealand
local government district, is part of the Otago Region. Much of the area is often referred to as Queenstown
because of the popularity of the resort town, but the district covers a much wider area. Queenstown is a desirable place to raise a
family. Children raised around Queenstown can enjoy
an enviable year-round access to world-class attractions and sporting venues,
especially the ski fields and mountain biking. Of all the places to live in the whole of
the country, there is perhaps nowhere else that encapsulates the stark beauty,
extreme outdoors lifestyle and colourful Kiwi culture like Queenstown. It’s one of those rare places in the world
that never ceases to take your breath away on a daily basis, no matter how long you live
there. 8. Selwyn. Selwyn district is a predominantly rural area
in central Canterbury, on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Your kids can get an excellent education in
Selwyn, while you can buy a relatively affordable house
that leaves you close enough to Christchurch to enjoy most of its big-city benefits. Selwyn has high-quality amenities for families,
like swimming pools, reserves, skate parks, and many playgrounds. Perhaps the biggest drawcard are ‘Selwyn’s
Six’ ski fields; Porters and Mt Cheeseman are particularly family-friendly. Like all of Canterbury, educational achievement
standards are high and employment levels are high. 9. Nelson. Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of
Tasman Bay. It’s known for local arts and crafts stores,
and art galleries. It’s also a popular base for nearby caving
sites, vineyards and Abel Tasman National Park. Living in Nelson puts families within easy
reach of just about everything they could ever want. Kids do well at Nelson schools, with high
levels of National Standard achievement and university entrance qualification levels. The climate is New Zealand’s sunniest, and
there’s plenty to do with all that sunshine: parks and reserves, beaches, and you’re just
a short hop from Wellington. Unemployment levels are extremely low in Nelson;
this is a safe and secure environment where kids can enjoy an enviable outdoor lifestyle. 10. Waikato. Located in the central North Island, the region
of Waikato is a very fertile one in agricultural terms,
and also a fertile ground for recent city migrators going in search of more affordable
housing options. Property in Waikato’s towns such as Hamilton,
continues to be far more affordable than in its main city of Auckland. There are increasing employment prospects
across the region as well as decent educational facilities,
making it a good area to consider for families interested in relocating abroad, and starting
a brand new life overseas. Your kids can enjoy the Hamilton Zoo, Hamilton
Gardens, the Waikato Museum, or try something more active like walking tracks, Waterworld,
or kayaking.

100 thoughts on “The 10 Best Places To Live in New Zealand – Moving to New Zealand ?”

  1. I'm an under 18 student thinking about moving to Nelson for my further studies.Will the homestay there be affordable? Will I get part time jobs there? Please help

  2. Tarranuuki … Gotta love computer generated voice . what a waste of time . This video is pathetic . Wrong towns shown as other town cant even remotely pronounce the words ..

  3. Kotanya cantik…tpi sayang prilaku manusianya yg biadab,sudah membantai orang islam yg lgi ibadah…selandia baru pantas d juluki negara kafirrrrrrrrrr.

  4. Nz stay safe..think bfore voteing politicians..Guard well immigration dept. Take in kiwi staff only or face issues like in Sweden Istan.

  5. Tara…nahhhhh….key 😂😂😂😂why on earth would you use a robotic voice…the pronunciations had me laughing so hard!!!
    #1 how to really confuse Tourists!!!😁😂😂wow

  6. What about Tauranga/Mt Manganui, Whakatane, Napier/Hastings or Taupo, and there are so many lovely towns also!

  7. And then there's this auslander, John Cleese, who said recently "We left London in March, 1974, and arrived at Auckland in March, 1874. I echo this, at least of 1996, when my ship's captain sent me out at Auckland to find a case of limes, which our agent had forgotten: I found none in the entire city; one Indian grocer said "Oh, they're dear".

  8. Yeh and we don't want any Chinese,American,poms Africans,Muslims,and any fucker that doesn't want to work or can't work,we already got enough bludgers thanks. Any others that want to change our laws or how we fuckn live.fuck off you'v fucked you're country dont come here an try it while we got a dumb ass government that wasn't even elected. .so there gates shut fuck off we're full

  9. i love to go and settle down to new zealand the problem is that i am bisexual and i have a sexually transmitted disease, syphilis and diabetes. though i had already medicated both of these. i want a country which of course i can forget what happened to myself and move on prim & proper , and mostly focus on the beautiful things and opportunities which my new country will offer me. i like nz coz as they say this is one of the friendliest countries and the most beautiful indeed with that. i hope a kiwi can answer my q…thanks in advance 🙂

  10. I was strain hunting in new zeland and there were 2 places not mentioned of here that should have, Tauranga and gisborne, so beautiful down the east coast, and I could never forget "the bros" down in Napier.
    Love the coastal vibe they got going on, reminds me of home, gisborne had some of the best Bush weed I've ever smoked.
    Would love to move there, but cost of living is a bit too high.

  11. I live in Wellington and what you said about it was pretty accurate, except for the fact that our transportation is not good it's absolutely terrible…

  12. Given the fact that New Zealand has a rampant housing shortage and a parallel homeless issue, I have to wonder, how many people will still choose to move there?. New Zealand has 1 in 100 homeless, by comparison Australia has 1 in 200 homeless and America has 1 in 1,600 homeless. New Zealand has also dropped to third world status for preventable diseases in children, with Rheumatic Fever and T.B high on the list. The haves and have nots are now the great divide in New Zealand, with the majority of it's citizens now among the working poor. It's a magical place if money is no problem.

  13. New Zealand is a great place to live! However this video is rather frustrating. Pronunciation is dreadful. Photos are good but they are not co-ordinated with the commentary. I would put more emphasis on the far North of the North Island, as well as Tauranga and Hawkes Bay. In the late 1940's to 1960 many British found it a great place to settle, including my parents. There are many people from all over the world immigrating now, but the population is only 4.5M with a land area comparative to the size of the UK so there is plenty of room!

  14. this is the most beautiful country of paradise that has ever existed … yes God let me live and live in this beautiful country …

  15. Not in Southland though, tons of toxic waste from the smelting plant in Bluff, been there years and the government has intention of ever dealing with this problem, even though its next to a major waterway!

  16. great vid! check out my channel too for features in the South Island's Canterbury region.. ☺️☺️

  17. Christchurch ? I understand showing Aoraki/Mt Cook because it's only 4-5 hours drive away but the central North Island volcanoes???


  19. Don't come if you are old unless you have lots of money. The pension is not even minimum wage and can't be lived on.

  20. Nah NZ sux dont move here, to expensive, waters polluted with e coli, clean green image is all shit, Oranga Tamariki can take your kids without proof of any wrong doings, gangs in all major cities selling meth to everyone and anyone, and most rural districts, the poor rob the poor, the rich rob the poor, there are a lot of prejudice people and they dont even know it, we have ratshet hourly rates, over worked underpayed, hence why everyone moves to Aussie, liquor stores in every hood area to keeps us dumbed and stupid, New Zealand is fucked in the head, so yeah go to Aussie, nothing over here

  21. The real take home message here is that anything produced by this channel lacks credibility. With the lack accuracy in this video indicates their other productions are not that good.

    To measure the quality of anybody or organisation giving you information pick an area or subject that you know well and see how good a job they do.

  22. Lmfao @ Rotorua and the "whuffy' smell 😅
    Also….the climate in Christchurch is not excellent, it's fucking freezing today 🤣

  23. Can not tolerate the voice synthesis. I hear many New Zealanders with excellent speech and diction. Had to mute the sound.

  24. Dont come here to live unless you are under 36 years of age, are 100% healthy, no criminal background, good work ethic , speak fluent English, and have a job.

  25. You'll require 1 million dollars + to live in the most popular areas of new Zealand. As the housing market is broken cheap places are in the dead towns that only get by cause of farming or the odd tourists in summer.

  26. If you're wanting to pay high prices, earn rubbish money and go nowhere in life then nz is the right place for you.

  27. Move to NZ and see what a corrupt and lying government is capable of….Christchurch shooting coverup an lies…..threaten you with 14 years jail for sharing the truth they are hiding.

  28. Nz is fked thanks to john the jew key and jewsinda thy are working for the pedophiles bankers and friends with the crime families Clinton's and bushes thy plan false flag atacks on our country the truth is coming out wake up nz your country is being takin over by the elite pedos

  29. call a place paradise, kiss it goodbye. The best places are those that rarely get publicity. BTW, NZ is a liberal democracy where its time is almost at an end. Choose somewhere stable if you want a future.

  30. If you are Chinese fuck off to any other country you want but we have enough smack faces here .You have already bought enough islands in the Pacific go live on one of those you pieces of shit

  31. I live my homeland and miss it everyday but unless you have a great paying job you will find it expensive and struggle , housing is expensive , jobs are low paying (cost of living out weights wages ) too many foreign investors pushing cost of living up , this list is not a good indication of nice places to live in NZ ….. good luck finding rentals in Auckland , Wellington , Christchurch or Queenstown $$$$$$$

  32. New Zealand has also one of
    The highest accumulated taxation
    In the world . Why because
    Half the population is on welfare
    And the author half have
    ,,Fake public servant's jobs,,
    Middle class welfare .
    And new Zealand taxs
    World wide income.
    And Australia is
    Not much better

  33. Warning to anyone travelling to New Zealand, especially if its your goal to go tramping into the forests and hills of the North or South Islands.
    The New Zealand Government has a policy of continued aerial drops of 1080 poison to eradicate Opossums, but are killing deer, cattle, sheep, horses and anything that will eat the bait. Unfortunately the bait will can be found on walking tracks, in the streams and rivers, which makes it unsafe to drink from, and people are getting sick.
    The NZ Govt and DOC (department of conservation – a contradiction in terms), is doing their best to belittle any feed back left by visitors or locals whom are warning people about this major problem. Please visit Grafbrothers here on YT and watch some of the horrific videos, and listen to some of the warnings and comments from visitors to NZ.
    Apologies, New Zealand use to be clean and green, it is now green from the 1080 toxic poison which is being spread across prime NZ Forest, walking tracks and streams.

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