There is a lot to look forward to if you are thinking of moving to New Zealand from Australia. It is a very popular destination for people from other countries wanting to find somewhere new to call home. The government there encourages people to come over with certain skills so there are plenty of job opportunities too. But it is not just about the jobs. It is about the way of life and what else the country and people have to offer. Here is a look at 10 reasons why you should move to New Zealand and throw yourself into the life and culture there.
1) Interesting culture and rich heritage
Over the last 4 or 5 decades there has been a huge resurgence of New Zealand’s indigenous culture. Artwork, food, a change to the national flag, the language a part of TV shows and more. It is a strong part of New Zealand’s culture and there is a lot to see and learn and enjoy. There are also all kinds of festivals celebrated throughout the year for all kinds of cultures.
2) Excellent food and wine
It might be a smaller island but it has a very good reputation for its food and wine in the culinary world. In the main cities, there are foods from around the world as well as more traditional fare. Auckland and Wellington are especially known for their restaurants and food festivals. New Zealand is becoming more known for its wine with several grape-growing areas to explore.
3) Beautiful to look at
What is great about this country is the variety of different landscapes you can discover. Mountains, active volcanoes, glaciers, lush green hills, beaches, trees and more. It is a very attractive landscape that draws explorers, outdoors people, filmmakers, photographers, nature lovers and more.
4) Smaller population
There is plenty of space and the population is spread out so less crowding but still with acres of wilderness and places to explore. It is a great combination of urban and rural and not too many people to ruin that.
5) Wellington has become a top destination
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital and it is a great place to visit or live. It was listed once as ‘the coolest little capital in the world’! Year-round celebrations, a must-visit for The Hobbit and Lord of the Ring fans, ballet, orchestra, museums and more.
6) Wonderful opportunities to head outdoors
If you love to be outside this is a great place to live. There is so much to do, kayaking, surfing, cycling, hiking, climbing, bungee jumping, fishing, camping, rapids, and more.
7) Great weather
The great thing about the climate is that it is sub-tropical. It is warmer and less rainy than somewhere like the UK, but it is not as hot as some places in Australia. You have longer and nice summers with mostly mild winters. You get rain, and the four seasons, but in a more moderate and nicer package!
8) Lots of employment opportunities
As mentioned it is a great place to find work, there are a lot of skilled positions in demand. When moving to New Zealand from Australia you have a lot of opportunities as well as the chance at a more balanced home and work life.
9) Exciting wildlife
There are a lot of fauna to enjoy in this country both on land and along the coastline. Whales, seals, penguins, and don’t forget the national symbol of the Kiwi, a flightless bird!
10) A liberal and multicultural society
If you are looking for somewhere open, liberal and welcoming to people from anywhere, then New Zealand is the place you need to call home.