Emigrating to New Zealand
New Zealand has long been a popular destination for people looking to pack up and start a new life overseas. It might be located at the bottom of the world, but this doesn’t stop thousands of people relocating there every year.
So what makes New Zealand such a popular choice?
Well for starters the culture is fairly similar to that of Britain – not surprising when New Zealand was colonised by the British in the 19th century. Starting a new life here isn’t as difficult as it might be in other places, especially as there aren’t any language barriers to overcome on arrival. Newcomers just need to take a breath, have a sip of one of the world-famous wines and become accustomed to the laidback lifestyle the country is famous for.
Of course, New Zealand also has a reputation for its clean, green, outdoors lifestyle, one which is more than justified. The scenery is stunning, the cities aren’t crowded, and the miles of beaches have to be seen to be believed. Understandably, Kiwis spend much of their free time outdoors exploring, playing sport, having picnics, and making the most of everything the country has to offer.
Deciding on where to live will be dependent on what is important to you and what you’re looking for. Whether you’re after rural life on a farm or you’re more of a city-slicker, you should be able to find somewhere to suit you. Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch and Dunedin are the most popular spots for expats, but there are plenty of other locations which would welcome you.
Find out more about moving abroad
Continue exploring the site to find more detailed guides to all of New Zealand’s largest cities. These guides should help you to see some of the differences and begin to plan your move abroad, but be sure to do your own research, and seek the views of others who have been before.
If you're thinking of moving to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton or Wellington visit our city pages for more information.
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