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Lonely Planet called Wellington the “coolest little capital in the world”. Our vibrant, creative, cosmopolitan region is home to around 500,000 people. We have world class cafes, restaurants and bars, theatres, shops, museums and galleries and there’s always something happening. Our hills and harbour mean there are also endless options for outdoor activities, from mountain biking to hiking to sailing… and much more.

But don’t take our word for it – here’s what some of the experts say:

Information about education

You can read an overview of education in Wellington at https://www.wellingtonnz.com/study/nz-education-system/.

Or use the links below for more specific information about each stage of education.

Deciding where to live

Whether you’d prefer to live in the hills, near the sea or close to the city centre, there are plenty of options for housing in the greater Wellington region. You might find the links below useful.

Last updated 31 March 2017.