Investing in Wellywood
Known variously as Wellywood, the coolest little capital in the world and the country’s culinary and cultural capital, Wellington’s compact cafe-filled central city – poised between the hills and a dramatic harbour setting – offers more than its fair share of art galleries, museums, fashion and design boutiques, all within a short walk of each other.
The cityscape is one form of public art with its blend of old and new – from simple wooden colonial houses to imposing heritage buildings and postmodern architecture.
As the home of Te Papa – the national museum and art gallery – Royal New Zealand Ballet, NZ Opera, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, several professional theatres, and Sir Peter Jackson’s international film empire, Wellington is a city full of creative talent.
It is also renowned for its sophisticated food scene including more than 300 cafes, bars and restaurants, and claims more places to eat and drink per capita than New York City. The city is so compact 18,000 of its residents walk or jog to work and all Wellingtonians live within three kilometres of the sea. They also have easy access to 363 kilometres of biking and walking tracks around the city.