While we’ve been traveling, we’ve realized people around the world have very different perceptions and associations when the answer to the question of “Where are you from?” is “New Zealand!”
Some associate us Kiwis with our fierce men in black: the All Blacks rugby team. Some associate us with Hobbits because of the Lord of the Rings saga. Others try to wind us up: “Isn’t New Zealand in Australia?”.
However, as Kiwiland-natives, while we are proud of our All Blacks, love Peter Jackson and know we are not part of Australia, it’s the nature we love and treasure the most. We, as TravellingEntrepreneurs love the beaches so you’ll notice the theme of places overlooking some sort of patch of water in most of the places we scout in this country…be it the ocean, sea, or some lake or river.
When we went back to visit our friends and family at the start of 2016, we wanted to add our regular spots we used to frequent when we used to live there. So here are just some…of course it’s not all, but it’s a few you really should visit. Not because these are places you’re likely to see an All Black or a Hobbit, but you’ll be in a beautiful city, with beautiful scenery – if you have to work, might as well do it somewhere nice, right?
Enjoy your trip down-under when you get there 🙂
38 Vivian St. (Te Aro), Wellington, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
A co-sharing working space that’s not usually our scene, but since we’re staying in New Zealand for two months, we thought we’d check it out. Perfect for digital nomads wanting to work at any hour of day or night, and comes complete with a 3D Printer, printing needs, sound system, boardroom, and even a kitchen featuring a state-of-the-art coffee machine for the coffee lovers.
139A Oriental Terrace, Oriental Bay, Wellington, Wellington 6011
The cool thing about this place is that it is situated on Wellington’s iconic Oriental Parade, and it is an actual boat! Great food, great vibes, plug points, and of course…free Wifi!
103 Oriental Parade (Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club), Wellington, Wellington New Zealand
A newly opened café/restaurant on the Oriental Parade in Wellington: it has great vibes, and best of all: great coffee and Wifi!
50 Beach St, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
On the lakefront, this beautiful café is always busy so don’t count on getting a plugpoint, but you can always share a table or a bar seat, or even grab a seat outside. The password lasts for about 30-60 minutes, but the chocolatey food and drinks you’ll be able to enjoy will make it all worth it! Definitely a must-visit 🙂