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A Guide to Living in Wellington


World's southernmost capital city and home to some of the best educational institutions, Wellington makes a perfect choice to study in New Zealand. 

Nestled amid the spectacular hills and seas of the southern coast of North Island, Wellington is where you can find numerous breath-taking landscapes. A clean, safe and diverse city, with as many thrilling and adventurous activities to count on, it is indeed one of the best places to study.

Things to do

Witness the urban wilderness at Zealandia – Zealandia is the world’s first fully-fenced urban Ecosanctuary. It has a 500-year conservation plan to restore Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems.

Shop at the Harbourside Markets –The oldest and most popular markets in Wellington- Harbourside Market is where you can find a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and all kinds of produce materials.

Explore the world's most exotic animals at Wellington Zoo – Established in 1906 Wellington Zoo is New Zealand's first Zoo and the first carboNZero certified zoo in the world. Home to many exotic animals including, giraffes, otters, kiwis and pandas. A trip to Wellington Zoo is worth a while for all animal enthusiasts.

Wellington’s popular events and festivals 

CubaDupa – Wellington's very own street festival, CupaDupa is a two-day festival that occurs in March. Celebrating the bohemian spirit with food, music and community.

Visa Wellington on a Plate –  Every year in August Wellington becomes a foodie paradise for a fortnight. It is a series of food, competitions and events and, you can enjoy a number of creative and delicious menus.

Summer City – Beginning New Year's Day till March, over a hundred adventurous and free events get cracking in Wellington with Summer City. 

IDP Study Abroad Insights - New Zealand Series 

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