How Wellington looks from the outside.


I remember what the Mayor said about how people view wellington, well as a Wellingtonian I think my view and opinion would be slightly bias, so I thought it would be important to see what the rest of the world thought of Wellington. The following are from Lonely Planet – Tourism Guide

“ ‘Welly’ prides itself in its cultural and artistic wealth. Given the relatively small population, there’s an astounding number of quality restaurants, cafés, bars, galleries, shops and theatres here. And it’s certainly better-looking than Auckland: timber Victorian houses terrace up steep valleys from the waterfront in an almost San Franciscan manner.”

“– the world is a kinder, gentler, more respectful place down here! And while the fanfare surrounding the Lord of the Rings trilogy is waning, visiting the real-life Middle-earth still has a geeky allure – LOTR director Peter Jackson’s filmmaking prowess still holds Wellington (aka ‘Wellywood’) in its thrall.”

“The national real estate boom continues to mesmerise sellers and infuriate buyers. Rising house prices have stabilized with rising interest rates, but wages have failed to keep up: Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington are among the world’s most expensive cities in terms of housing affordability (relative to income).”

* Lonely Planet

So wellington compares well, I also cruised over a few blogs by random tourists and they tend to have A LOT of pictures of wellington, usually describing it as quite photogenic. Being one of the worlds most expensive places to live is something we could look into.

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