👥 Population: 215,000

🕑 Time Zone: New Zealand Standard Time (NZST): UTC +12

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🌞 Weather
🗣 Hear from a local
🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
📼 Travel remotely
👩‍💻 Work space

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital, and is often called “The World’s Coolest Little Capital”. It is compact and walkable, and is said to have one of the best cafe cultures in the world.


Temperate marine climate without many extremes. It's very windy so often feels cooler. Average summer temperature is 17°C and winter is 10°C.

Getting around

Uber available

✅  yes as well as Blacklane and local taxis

From airport

Wellington Airport

Bus: With Metlink it takes 30 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at NZ$5.

Car rentals: Car rental options



Methods: Bus, train, cable car, trolleybus, ferry

Where to live

Te Aro and Aro Valley: Good for first timers and people who like having an active social life.

Johnsonville: Good for families.

Brooklyn: Close to CBD, good public transport.

Temporary accommodation



A 1 bedroom place typically costs between NZ$2,500 and NZ$10,000 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between NZ$7,000 and NZ$20,000 per month.




Thorndon Farmers Market

Porirua (Saturday & Night)

Wellington Farmers



New World


Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space

Digital Nomad

Prices are from NZ$715 per month plus tax.