Christchurch and the South Island have a lot to offer. Stunning scenery, good amenities and beautiful architecture are just some. But for those of you who are looking for a change, why not make the move to Wellington?
Wellington, or Windy Wellington, as it’s known across New Zealand and around the world, is a world-class city which is often overlooked by Kiwis as a destination, however, there is more to our capital city than meets the eye.
Not only is the Wellington CBD ridiculously well planned out, in a condensed but spacious, flat area, making it incredibly easy to move about on foot – but the people in Wellington are overwhelmingly friendly, a nice change from other larger cities.
Whilst Christchurch is traditionally known for its surrounding scenery, Wellington is also home to postcard worthy views with not only stunning natural surrounding beauty as you take a cable car to the Kelburn lookout, but to beautiful colonial-era architecture that is seen throughout the city and its suburbs.
Wellington is home to some of the best cafes, restaurants and bars in New Zealand, something which may be attributed to the high density of university students, who bring with them a fresh energy that keeps the city exciting.
Making the move to Wellington
When you choose to move from Christchurch to Wellington your belongings will be travelling over 400 kilometres over land and sea and so it is important to ensure that your belongings are properly packed and secure during their journey.
When you move homes with Allied Pickfords, you are moving with an organisation that has been moving people for over 300 years, so it is safe to say that you are in the hands of the professionals. Allied Pickfords are able to offer you a range of different services that differ depending on your individual needs. If you find that you do not have enough time to pack your home prior to moving day, you can choose Allied Pickfords packing services.
With Allied Pickfords packing services, our highly trained and experienced movers will come into your home and do all your packing for you! No need for you to lift a finger. They will use only the highest quality Allied Pickfords packing materials which have been developed as a result of over 300 years in the moving industry. We also offer Unpacking services once you arrive in Wellington so that you have more time to get to know your new home.
Because your belongings will be travelling from the South Island to the North Island via either air or sea freight, you should consider which of your belongings should have special packing or transport requirements. Labelling items which are fragile on the box will help movers to understand that there are delicate items inside.
Additionally, we suggest keeping delicate items such as photography equipment, musical instruments or laptops with you on the plane or ferry as an extra precaution to ensure that they remain safe throughout their journey.
When you move from Christchurch to Wellington we always recommend that you consider taking out transit insurance. Transit insurance means that you are protected in the unlikely event that something should go wrong during transit.
Transit insurance will help you to regain that peace of mind during your move. When you are booking your move, be sure to ask your personal move consultant about the different insurance options that are available to you at Allied Pickfords.
Choosing your new home in Wellington
Regardless of what city you are moving to it is important to do your research before choosing which suburb or area you wish to settle down in. Every city has suburbs which provide a different lifestyle to those who live there and so it is important to understand what kind of lifestyle you wish to live when you move to Wellington. If you are moving with a family, you should make sure that everyone in the family is involved in the process of choosing a new house.
Sit down with your children, and/or partner and get everyone to write a list of what they would like their new neighbourhood to be like. You might find that your child wants to live close to a shopping mall or playground and your partner would like to live close to a swimming pool. Maybe your requirement is that your new room has a walk-in robe and en suite.
Once you have spoken with your family and complied your list of requirements, get in contact with a Wellington real estate agent. Real estate agents are the experts in their field and they will know exactly where to look to get you the perfect house to fit your requirements.
Getting settled in Wellington
Once you have arrived in your new home in Wellington it is time to get explore and to know your new neighbourhood. Wellington is a trendy city with lots to keep you entertained on weekends like cafes, sports, bars and shows. A great way of making friends in Wellington is to join the local netball or rugby team. Sporting teams will host frequent social events which are the perfect opportunity to meet and connect with new people.