Your Expat Community in New Zealand

  • Connect with fellow expats in New Zealand

  • Join exciting events and groups

  • Get information in our New Zealand guides

  • Exchange tips about expat life in New Zealand

  • Serhat Ahmed

    With all of the information that InterNations provided on Wellington, it made my move from Turkey easier than I could have imagined.

Our Expat Community in New Zealand Welcomes You!

Kia ora and a warm welcome to our InterNations Communities in New Zealand! Learn everything you need to know about a move to New Zealand with the helpful and experienced network of expats at InterNations. By becoming part of a global community of expats you can gain valuable knowledge and insights about New Zealand without having to conduct hours of research yourself — it's all right here! You might be wondering “what's the education system like in New Zealand?” or “what's the public transportation like in Auckland?” or even “where is safe to live with a young family in Wellington?”. Our InterNations Communities in New Zealand can help in answering those questions, and more. Whatever you need to know, our network of expats is here to support you when you make that big move abroad.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Peru or Qatar.

Jump right in:

Connect with Like-Minded Expatriates in New Zealand

  • Community Member
    From Fiji, living in Polynesia
  • Community Member
    From Spain, living in Polynesia
  • Community Member
    From Samoa, living in Polynesia
  • Community Member
    From India, living in Polynesia
  • Community Member
    From Fiji, living in Polynesia
  • Community Member
    From South Africa, living in Auckland
  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Auckland
  • Community Member
    From India, living in Auckland
  • Community Member
    From Russia, living in Auckland
  • Community Member
    From Brazil, living in Auckland

Meet other expats like you in New Zealand

Join now

Join Our Exciting Events in New Zealand

Attend our monthly events and activities for New Zealand expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Want to see all the upcoming events in New Zealand?

Join now

Our Global Partners

Exchange Tips about living in New Zealand

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our New Zealand expat forums.

Learn more about life in New Zealand

  • Where to live
  • Where the best schools are
  • How to do your taxes Ask experienced expats in New Zealand.
Join now

Embark on Your Life as an Expat in New Zealand

New Zealand may be a sparsely populated island country, but with its spectacular scenery and awe-inspiring nature, New Zealand offers a high-quality way of life for expats. This is shown by the statistics, with over fifth of the people that live and work in the country born overseas. New Zealand particularly attracts young families and couples who are looking for a better work-life balance, and has the appeal of a state-sponsored healthcare system and good public education. Expats have praised New Zealand for being one of the easiest places to settle in; with warm welcomes from locals and fellow expats alike, Kiwis are a friendly bunch. It also has a high number of leisure options, with its impressive landscape and beaches, and is considered one of the safest locations for expats to live. The main language in New Zealand is English, which makes many British, American, Australia and Canadian expats instantly feel at home. And while New Zealand still respects and pays close attention to its Maori roots, its culture is now primarily Western, due to its history as former British colony.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Malaysia or France, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find New Friends Even before You Start Your Life in New Zealand

Every InterNations member has gone through an approval process prior to being part of our international community, and before they are able to communicate with other members. This means you can trust the community and take part in both online and offline interaction with InterNations members without worries. Whether you're in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, or Polynesia, you can join up with some of your fellow expats face-to-face with the many groups and events that are available through InterNations. From exploring the city of Christchurch to salsa dancing in Auckland, whatever your interests may be there is always something to do in New Zealand. It's a great way to make new friends!

  • Serhat Ahmed

    With all of the information that InterNations provided on Wellington, it made my move from Turkey easier than I could have imagined.

  • Melanie Rasbery

    Since I knew about the active expat network in New Zealand, InterNations made moving to Wellington more exciting than it had seemed before.

Our Global Partners

Communities in New Zealand

Like-Minded Expatriates in New Zealand

New Zealand Guide Topics

Upcoming Communities in New Zealand

Other Languages