Moving to Wellington

Moving to Wellington

Grace are here to assist with your next relocation to Wellington. We offer a wide array of services to help you move your furniture, pets and vehicles, ensuring safe and prompt delivery. We will provide you with a pre-move checklist and tips for moving to ensure a seamless move. Of course our friendly team will be with you every step of the way, to assist with any questions or queries.

 

Wellington city

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and known as the ‘Windy City’, picking up the ocean winds from the Cook Strait. The 2014 Mercer Cost of Living Survey named Wellington the most affordable city in Australasia. The city is set around the waterfront with a working harbour and sandy beaches close by. Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital city with the charm of a village. There are no shortage of activities in and around Wellington, from exploring galleries and museums to paddling on the harbour or enjoying the city on bike.

 

Education institutions

Wellington schools are predominately state run with a selection of private schools and one boarding institution. There are also three universities and three polytechnics offering a wide variety of course for those wishing to study after Form 13 or returning to study.

 

Getting around

When getting around Wellington you are spoilt for choice, with the CBD having only a two kilometre diameter or a 20 minute walk. Wellington commuters use the Metlink public transport system, which encompasses buses, trains and ferries. Wellington’s most iconic transport, and a popular tourist attraction, is the Cable Car that takes passengers from downtown Wellington to Kelburn and offers some of the cities best views. Wellington is a bike friendly city, making it an ideal mode of transport, with a number of mountain tracks to explore on the weekend.

 

Hospitals

Wellington has both public and private hospitals. Public hospital care is free for New Zealand residents and specialists’ treatment is subsidised, there are waiting lists for treatment. Two of the regions public hospitals are: