Best quality of life

From study breaks on the waterfront to live arts performances on the weekend, learn out to love life while you’re studying, in Wellington.

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Wellington wants to give you the best study experience and that starts with making sure you’ll love living in our city.

Crowned the World’s Most Liveable City by Deutsche Bank two years in a row, our city’s safety, short commutes, low levels of pollution and climate amongst other things make Wellington the best place to pursue a world-class education.

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Wellington waterfront
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Our modern, inner-city campuses are surrounded by green spaces and connected by public transport options. Getting to and from class is easy, with a range of travel options available. Jump on a bus or train, a ride-share app or one of the city’s hundreds of e-bikes and e-scooters available to hire and zip around the city.

Or enjoy the fresh air and hum of the city and walk to your next destination – it takes less than half an hour to get to most points around Wellington’s compact CBD.

When you need a study break, you can stretch your legs and enjoy the sunshine as you take a walk, run or bike on one of our amazing trails – there is something for everyone.   

Break away from screens and go for a midday hike up Mt Victoria or a run along the waterfront. Or head up the road to Karori’s Zealandia ecosanctuary for a healthy dose of New Zealand’s incredible native animals.

To celebrate the end of exams, enjoy the school and university holidays, or just have a weekend adventure, take advantage of one if the region’s hundreds of wilderness trails – most of which are just a bus or train ride away. You’ll have access to almost 300km of stunning nature trails, lots of great beaches for swimming in summer, and plenty of other recreational activities.

Wellington can fill up every week with fun activities with its great live music scene, world-class foodie culture, and celebration of everything arts. Go to your first local theatre show or check out the latest City Gallery art exhibition – there’s always something new to experience and learn, and it doesn’t necessarily need to be taught in the classroom.

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