There is no doubt that Auckland is a city which is popular with people from around the world. With world class infrastructure, schools and beautiful views, thousands of people are moving there every year. For many New Zealanders who have grown up in and around Auckland, the rapidly increasing population is not welcomed. Traffic, noise and the loss of a sense of community are just some of the reasons some people cite when leaving New Zealand’s largest city.
For many people looking to leave Auckland, Tauranga is a popular choice. Just 3 hours south of Auckland, Tauranga is the picturesque coastal town that more and more people are turning towards as they leave behind the hustle and bustle of Auckland. Tauranga can offer people a quiet town lifestyle without giving up any of the things that they enjoy most about living in Auckland; such as proximity to schools, supermarkets and entertainment precincts.
Making the move to Tauranga
When making the move from Auckland to Tauranga you should consider what belongings you will transport yourself, and what belongings you will leave to the movers. Certain items such as photography equipment and musical instruments will require special packing and risk damage if they are thrown in the boot of a car. It is recommended that you leave them in the hands of professionals. Here at Allied Pickfords, we make sure that every item that is moved with us is treated with the uppermost care and consideration toward delivering it to the final address in the same condition as when we picked it up.
When you are moving from Tauranga, your belongings will be travelling over 200 kilometres which is why we always recommend you take out transit insurance in the unlikely event that the unthinkable should happen during transit. Make sure you speak to your move consultant about the different options which are available to you.
Choosing your new home in Tauranga
When choosing your new home in Tauranga it is important to do your research. Tauranga is a wonderful place to live and offers a diverse range of options when it comes to housing. Whether you would like to live in the centre of the city for a more cosmopolitan feel, on the beach for a coastal vibe or out of town for a more country scene then Tauranga can provide a multitude of options.
When deciding where to live in Tauranga it is important that you consult every member of your family. Sit down with everyone to get an understanding of what they would like from their new home. Compile a list of requirements so everyone has a say.
You may want to live close to a sporting centre, or within walking distance of a school. Alternatively, if you have pets then you might be interested in living close to a dog park. Once you have this list, speak with a local real estate agent. Real estate agents are the experts when it comes to finding the right home to suit your needs and they will make the search all that much easier.
Getting settled in Tauranga
Once you arrive in Tauranga, it is time to start enjoying your new home. Making friends is the first step towards making sure that your time in Tauranga is enjoyable, and there are many different options available. Tauranga is a recreational sporting hub so joining a local club or group can be a great way to get to know the locals. The arts scene is also a vibrant community in Tauranga with the Easter jazz festival being just one of the highlights, community groups such as Rotary and Lions also have a strong presence.
Tauranga’s coastal location means that beaches are right on your doorstep with many activities and clubs that cater to all things aquatic including surfing, fishing, diving and yachting. In the winter months you might want to make the drive to the ski fields of Whakapapa just a couple hours away or maybe some of the bush walks just outside of town.
When moving homes, it is always best to use the services of a professional mover. Allied Pickfords have been moving people around the world for over 300 years, so you know that when you are moving with Allied Pickfords you are working with a reputable mover.
To help you to get settled into your new home in Tauranga as quickly as possible, we offer Valet Packing and Unpacking services. With Allied Pickfords Valet Packing and Unpacking services, you will not need to lift a finger, our experienced staff will take care of everything for you, giving you more time to go out and enjoy your new home in Tauranga.