Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

No/No/Yes. Wellington is an extremely small city, and for some reason families with young children seem to suffer when coming here. Likewise for singles, as the social scene is limited and fairly insular. Childless couples and empty nesters seem to enjoy New Zealand the most by taking full advantage of the in-country travel opportunities. This is not a very tight-knit post, and most employees do not socialize outside of working hours. - Mar 2016


I loved this post for families, and Wellington had a fun nightlife and great restaurants that I think singles and couples would definitely enjoy. - Apr 2015


I believe it's a good city for all types. Singles are typically assigned housing close to the Wellington city center where there are lots of restaurants, pubs and events. For families there are those things plus all sorts of playgrounds, waterparks, lasertag, paintball, hiking opportunities, and sports. - Aug 2011


Oh Yes....we loved it! This a great post for all. If you like museums, water sports, mountain climbing, and just exploring the beautiful nature NZ has to offer, this will be a great experience. Do visit Taupo, fishing on the lake, Rotorua (Maori village)where you'll see the Maori way of life, stick dances, cooking underground - a must see. The Maori are among the world's finest wood carvers and are about 12% of the population of a little over 4 million Kiwi's as the New Zealanders call themselves. Mostly from European origin (Dutch, English and some German), NZ now opens its borders to everyone who would like to come in and invest or start a new life. Many Asians from India, Singapore are settling down in NZ as well as people from South Africa. Do also visit Napier (for if you like sea-life), NZ wine districts from Hawkes Bay (oldest wineries) on the North Island to Marlborough on the South Island. Try out the ferry from Wellington over the Cook Strait to Picton, harbor in the South Island and see the beautiful archipelago of that area...hundreds of small islands a breathtaking view! NZ is a true paradise! - Aug 2008


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