New Zealand is not just Lord of the Rings, extreme sports or hikes. As a good Digital Nomad, we have selected the best coworking in New Zealand. Every week, we have found shared workspaces of the country , with, in addition, more unusual places like a bookstore or a launderette!
Here is our selection of the best coworking we visited.
New Zealand: nature and sharing
The working atmosphere in coworking is true to New Zealand’s values. The welcome is warm, the exchanges very easy and the modern and comfortable architecture. By cons hour side, it is far from 24/24 Bali. Here the places are deserted at 17h and all coworking do not remain open non-stop.
Welcome to Maori
Although New Zealand is not famous for its digital nomads, there are many ways to find cool places to work.
Innov8, in Dunedin
- $ 20 per day ($ 16 in place “coffee”)
- $ 240 per month Mon-Fri ($ 165 per month in place “coffee”)
- $ 279 per month in 24/7
A superb plateau 300m square well arranged in an industrial style building. It feels good to work even in transit for a day. The big highlight is definitely his business developer Heidi Renata. A maori who speaks to you a thousand miles an hour but who animates the space and seeks to know each member. Little more: The shower that can be used for campers!
The schedules … the closing of the doors at 5.30 pm is not ideal for freelancers who work in shifted. But ask Renata, I’m sure she’ll find you a solution 🙂
The Cell, in Wanaka
We thought of finding a coworking instead of Queenstown. It was a nice surprise arriving in this very dynamic city. Wanaka is a charming village, on the lake, with small shops and restaurants very Kiwi (good atmosphere and warm decor).
- $ 16.70 per day (for a “Hot Desk”)
- $ 77 per week ($ 100 for a private office)
- $ 308 per month (or $ 292 / month for 6 months, $ 279 / month for 12 months)
It’s good to live in Wanaka and you can imagine staying longer between lake and mountains. The rates are interesting and the profiles of the freelancers we met also: architects, photographers, and entrepreneurs to launch a community of freelancers …
The unusual premises were the attraction of coworking, the place is now smaller and commonplace (the first floor of a shopping center). Despite interesting spontaneous exchanges, the atmosphere remains a little too cozy.
The Bridge Street Collective, in Nelson
- $ 16.70 per day (Day pass offered on coworker.com)
- $ 320 per month 24/7
In the heart of Nelson, this vast coworking has a very pleasant exterior. Clear, bright and spacious, the workspace breathes and inspires. The restaurants and main shops of the city are within walking distance. You can get a free trial day with coworker.com
Many senior freelancers and few start’ups. The studio manager is satisfied with the tour of the owner without too much to know you. Effective to come to work, but not more.
Unusual places to work in New Zealand
We recommend Wellington’s. The bookstore is huge, very well equipped and there is a dynamism here very inspiring. Admission is free and open to all.
There are many cafes that offer wifi and where you can stay a whole morning consuming a little (coffee, tea, snack etc …). There is only one where you will see fries stolen on a background of rap / hip hop old fashioned. C1 in Christchurch!
Fast food restaurants
For occasional needs, let’s say it’s still not bad! Often, internet is of good quality and unlimited for free. Only big problem … Hard not to succumb to a small Bigmac or Sunday at 4 pm ????. In addition, there is often agitation and noise, so it is recommended only if you do not have other solutions.
Bookstores are life in New Zealand! Quiet, clean, well equipped, it’s the perfect place to work for free as a freelancer in NZ. The only drawback is the schedules that sometimes force you to leave a little early, but it’s a good opportunity to visit the city ????
There are many laundries that have free internet in New Zealand. It would be a shame not to enjoy it no?
And you, tell us what are your favorite places to work as a freelancer?