Hey guys. Planning on going out to NZ on a work visa in a matter of months. Where should I live? I'm 30, what alot of people would call a 'hipster' (I like good food and beer, movies, markets and music). As well as bartending I will be gigging with my band, music scene is very important to me, probably the most important aspect of where I would like to live. Unfortunately NZ isn't really much of a hotbed for music compared with Melbourne or other places but I'm looking for the best. At the moment I'm only really considering Wellington or Queensland. I've been told by almost everyone that Auckland is super dull and super expensive.
Other pluses are lots of other travellers around, lots of hustle and bustle (not not necessarily ovecrowded, just 'buzzy') and multi cultural people. Scenery is a most but this seems pretty much impossible to get wrong in NZ!
Inspire me :)