Wellington city

New Zealand's capital is down to earth, sophisticated and youthful, while at the same time enjoying an enviable status as a centre of government and business. Many of New Zealand's vital and admired organisations - from the New Zealand Stock Exchange to the Reserve Bank, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Te Papa and Weta Digital - call this home. Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2011 named Wellington as the 4th top city in the world to visit, calling it the "coolest little capital in the world", and Wellington was named best city in the world for quality of living by the Deutsche Bank (2018).

Wellington city

Wellington is small enough to walk almost everywhere, yet bike trails, miles of coastline and good weather make this a place where you can easily get away from it all when you want to. Tramping, surfing, cafes, bars, galleries, more eateries per head of population than New York, one of the world's most stunning harbours - this is a place that's famous for its energy and vitality. Just living here is an inspiration, no matter what you're studying. No other university in New Zealand has such a vibrant backdrop and yet provides the facilities for you to focus on your study and career.

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