Wellington is the stunning city of New Zealand. Vibrant, exciting and cultured, the nation’s capital combines big city sophistication with small village quirkiness.Extending just two kilometres in diameter, Wellington is truly walking city. In Wellington you will find an exquisite blend of national treasures, arts, culture shopping and scenic beauty, making Wellington the ultimate destination in New Zealand. Living in New Zealand is an absolute treat. To find out more about living in Wellington, why not have a read of this useful introduction to Wellington.

Activities and Attractions

Living in Wellington, New Zealand gives you the opportunity to experience everything Wellington has to offer, including various activities and wonderful attractions. Here are just a few of the many activities and attractions wellington has to offer.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Museum of New Zealand is situated on Wellington’s magnificent waterfront. This internationally acclaimed museum combines leading edge technology exhibits to tell the stories of New Zealand’s land and people. Wellington as the arts and cultural capital also offers:

• 50 other museums and galleries
• Contemporary city gallery
• Three professional theatres
• The Royal New Zealand Ballet
• New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival is hosted by Wellington every two years. The New Zealand Festival is a one month arts festival with a smorgasbord of theatre, music, dance, comedy, opera and fringe attracting thousands of visitors.

Walking Wellington

You can discover wellington on foot, truly making it the walking city. You can walk the length of Downtown Wellington in 30 minutes, exploring the contrasts of each of the four quarters that make up Downtown Wellington.

Downtown Wellington

Downtown Wellington is home to shopping arcades, elegant department stores, designer boutiques, local arts and crafts, funky cafes and markets, elegant civic architecture, a 24-hour neon playground of bars, cafes and restaurants, all celebrating Wellingtons compact diversity. It truly does have something for everyone.

Wellington Scenery

Wellington’s stunning scenery makes exploring outdoors an absolute highlight. From visiting seal colonies in the wild, to soaring through the air on the world’s first Fly by Wire ride, as well as Wellington Zoo and the famous red cable car, the Capital offers many unique and exciting activities. This means fun for the whole family!

Nearby wonders

Wellington’s central location at the bottom of the North Island makes it a perfect jumping off point to see the rest of the country. But you don’t have to go far to enjoy a more native and rural New Zealand. Within one hour of the capital is the wildlife sanctuary of Kapiti Island, the wine village of Martinborough, and the scenic beauty of the Marlborough Sounds. The capital city enjoys a temperate coastal climate with notably mild and sunny winters. Home to just 160,000 in central Wellington, with 337,000 making up the wider Wellington region, it’s a small city with a huge heart.


With more than 300 sporting and cultural events throughout the year, every visit to Wellington offers a different experience. The Icon Events Calendar will give you a snapshot of regular favourites throughout the year. From events as diverse as the New Zealand Festival and the Lion Wellington Cup, the range is vast and the action is guaranteed.

Wellington enjoys some fantastic one-off events of international significance. You can also simply use the events search to discover a range of options for every day of the week. This detailed search is updated daily. For more community based events click here. 

Employment Opportunities in Wellington New Zealand

If you are a healthcare professional and you are interested in living and working in Wellington New Zealand, then feel free to check out our job vacancies in New Zealand here, or feel free to send us your CV here. At HealthStaff Recruitment we would like to support you, and your career aspirations during the difficult job search period, so please feel free to contact one of our friendly consultants here.