5 Best Tips For Moving To NZ From Overseas
New Zealand is one of the best countries in the world – and that’s not just our opinion. It’s consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most liveable countries, and has one of the highest Human Development Index rankings in the world.
So, if your heart is set on moving to New Zealand, you’re welcome here! In this post, we’ll give you the 5 best tips for moving to NZ from overseas.
1) Pick the right city or town
New Zealand is incredibly diverse for such a small country. With a population of just over 5 million, it can be easy to assume that NZ is pretty much the same across the whole country. This is far from true. Auckland, our biggest city, is often said to be the best for families, with access to some of the best schools and universities in the world. Wellington is great for young professionals, with a quirky, hip feeling to it. And Dunedin is great for students who want to study in a vibrant, interesting city.
2) Choose the right climate
New Zealand isn’t just diverse in terms of cities, but also when it comes to climate. The warmest region is Northland, with a semi-tropical climate and pristine beaches to make the most of it. Down south, you’ve got the adventure sport playground of Queenstown and the Otago region, known for white water rafting and skiing.
3) Finding a job isn’t difficult
Finding a job isn’t difficult in New Zealand – the unemployment rate here of 4.5% is proof to show it. This is considerably less than other high-ranking countries for liveability, including Australia at 6.5%, Sweden at 8.3% and Canada at 9.5%. So, if you’re wanting to move to New Zealand, there are job opportunities in the industries of healthcare, education, agriculture, mining and hospitality.
4) Family life is a dream
New Zealand is a fantastic place to raise a family. It’s safe, it’s diverse and the education system is highly rated on a global scale. There are top-performing state and private schools and some of the best universities in the world, such as the University of Auckland which is ranked within the top 100 best universities in the world. There are so many family activities to do at leisure, whether it be ski-trips, beach days or road trips.
5) Hire an expert team of international movers
NZ Van Lines are your go-to moving company for international moves, having helped ship Kiwis household goods across the globe, and import expats into the country. NZ Van Lines will get your possessions shipped quickly, reliably and affordably, helping you to settle into your new country and become a bonified Kiwi. Request a free, no obligation moving quote today.