Hamilton often plays second fiddle to Auckland. Hamilton is set on the banks of the Waikato River which runs through the heart of the city and forms a beautiful backdrop for the city. Enjoying a pretty central location, Hamilton enjoys a much lower cost of living than Auckland with house prices that are much more affordable.
There is no shortage of industries in and around Hamilton making it an attractive place to live. The location of Hamilton means you are in the perfect spot for exploring nearby Raglan, the surfing capital of New Zealand, Taupo, Rotorua and the Waitomo Caves.
There is plenty to see and do in Hamilton and the leafy city has one of the best gardens in New Zealand — the Hamilton Gardens. The final place on our list of best places to live in New Zealand is Dunedin. Dunedin, however, is about so much more than stats and surveys. Dunedin is a really cool place to live for so many reasons. Throw into that the very creative vibe around the city, helped by the University of Otago students who boost the population of the city and you find yourself with a very cool city in which to base yourself.
Find out more about Dunedin in our City Guide. We love to hear from our GO Explore fans around New Zealand and the world and we have had some great suggestions sent in as alternatives for the best places to live in New Zealand. Here are a couple of our favourites:. Whangamata is located on the Coromandel Peninsula and was voted best beach in New Zealand in A pretty impressive reason to live here but by no means the only one. Whangamata is the perfect mix of beach and rainforest, perfect for surfers, walkers and those who just love kicking back and relaxing on the beach.
Christmas tends to get pretty busy too! There are so many activities available in Whangamata like kayaking, tramping and surfing and no shortage of accommodation options. Check out this great site for more info. Raglan is home to world-class surfing, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, inspiring arts and more. Raglan is the complete epitome of life in New Zealand and a big reason why so many people choose to visit our beautiful country.
Grab a coffee in one of the artisan cafes in town, head to one of the stunning beaches, spend the day catching the awesome left-hand breaks or maybe look up some of the awesome gigs and live music in town. For more information about the town, check out this great website. Featuring stunning views of the Waitemata and with unparalleled access to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, this experience will thrill and surprise you; this is the most unique Auckland attraction so plunge boldly into the thick of life.
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Put another way, you've simply got to do it! Affordable family accommodation above the Historic Coach House. You can't go to Dunedin without visiting the Otago Farmers Market, which has over seventy-five venders, and offers healthy local food and cooking demonstrations. Located at the Dunedin Railway Station on Saturdays from 8am until 12pm, take a couple of hours to wander around and taste some of the local produce. The Meridian Mall on George Street is one of the largest malls in the South Island, and if you're looking for something you're bound to find it there.
With over 50 stores, it will take you a while to make your way around this shopping centre. If you want to have a special night then head to Pier 24 Restaurant and Bar, an award-winning restaurant with a gorgeous view of the sea.
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Just make sure you make a reservation as this is very popular place. This has some of the best coffee in Dunedin, as well as delicious bakery food and a great central location. Etrusco at the Savoy is one of the best Italian restaurants in Dunedin. Located on Moray Place, the food is reasonably priced and the portions are large.
This is a good place to take the family since Etrusco is very child friendly.
It can get a little cold down south, and summer is definitely the best time to visit, from November to April when the weather will be nice enough to walk around and take in the sights. In winter you can expect to see frost on the ground, although snow is still relatively rare. While many won't get down as far as Dunedin on their trip around New Zealand, those who do will find the city to be rich in history and culture, with friendly locals and heaps to do. The city is only five hours from Christchurch and three and a half from Queenstown , so take a few days and see all that Dunedin has to offer.
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