It’s not unusual these days to move away from your country of birth, and start a new life somewhere totally different. Many people dream of doing this, but don’t actually do it, and many people are brave enough to take the leap. If you’re one of those people who are considering heading off somewhere to start over, perhaps somewhere that can offer you a better standard of life, then New Zealand Life should certainly be very high up on that list of candidates.
Why New Zealand?
Most people consider New Zealand to be a destination full of outdoor fun, with adrenaline activities, and vast open spaces; now, this is very true, but that isn’t all that New Zealand has to offer. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, and has more than enough opportunities for city life, with fantastic night-life, career opportunities, a high standard of living, and with a still very relaxed way of life. On top of this, the capital, Wellington, ticks all those boxes too, but with a slightly smaller city sprawl.
Whether you choose the North Island, where most of the daily way of life is carried out, or the South Island, with its dramatic natural landscapes, life in New Zealand is laid back, and this is something which certainly calls out to anyone wishing to escape the rat race of a fast-paced career, or life in another country.
There is a fantastic blend of outdoor life, nature, a family-friendly vibe, and opportunities for career growth, which is partly what makes life in New Zealand so attractive to the large number of ex-pats who now call this country home, with social and natural activities at every corner.
If you need more persuasion, New Zealand is big on eco-tourism, maintaining a clean and spacious environment, and is also low in terms of crime rates, meaning you can offer your children a safe and clean home, with much less stress, and show them the importance and beauty of nature.
Of course, where to move to is a big consideration, and it depends on which island you want to base yourself on. The North Island has the capital, Wellington, and the largest city, Auckland. On top of this, Northland is very popular with nature lovers, full of beautiful sandy beaches and fishing opportunities. Waikato is great for anyone whose career tends to be in the more agricultural industry, or for anyone who wishes to stay somewhere a little more rural.
The South Island boasts some of the most dramatic landscapes you will find anywhere in the world, such as the Fiordland National Park, in the far south of the island. Marlborough offers a laid back opportunity for anyone who enjoys nature and vineyards, and Otago is again great for nature lovers. The great thing about this is the opportunities for outdoor living and activities on offer.
We keep saying the term ‘laid back’ but this is a term which sums up life in New Zealand perfectly. Retirees will love the chilled out vibe, youngsters will love the vibrant atmosphere of the cities, and outdoorsy types will be in their element. New Zealand is a great place to live, bring up a family, and further a career.
What are you waiting for?