Located at the southern tip of the North Island, the Wellington region is known for its thriving art scene, abundance of restaurants, and amazing coffee. The Wellington region encompasses the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, but also includes Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Masterton. With the parliamentary beehive building and a growing business sector located in the heart of Wellington, there is a perfect mixture of both business and leisure for those residing and working in the city. You can find yourself immersed in the political, business and financial world of the city, and then take a break and visit the state of the art restaurants and cafes. If business and politics is not something that interests you, you can engage yourself in the growing and thriving arts scene that the region has to offer. The world-famous coffee draws tourists and locals to the many coffee shops located around the city. With spectacular views and stunning scenery, you’ll be spoilt for choice when choosing where to enjoy your morning coffee or weekend stroll. Whether you like to be amongst the hustle and bustle or enjoy spectacular views and scenery, the Wellington region has it all. Students can enjoy international foods, craft beer, or take in the beautiful scenery that Wellington has to offer.

Key Information
Population 504,900
Employment rate 69.7%
GDP Per Capita $67,888
Average Weekly Rent $422