Auckland was ranked number 1º for quality of living amongst English-Speaking countries (Mercer Survey 2015), and recently, Awarded Top 10 city to travel to in 2022 (Lonely Planet 2022).
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with a population of 1.5 million. The city is surrounded by two beautiful harbours, islands, beaches, vineyards and park reserves. International events, festivals, concerts and exhibitions are hosted in Auckland throughout the year.
Auckland is also famous for its world class restaurants and cafes and is known as ‘The City of Sails’ due to the huge boating culture and the locals’ love of the sea!
More about Auckland
• Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, combining the energy and excitement of city life with spectacular natural beauty. Experience a balance between study and fun with easy access to parks, swimmable beaches, shops, cafes, restaurants and over 50 islands to explore.
• Ranked as the top English-speaking country in educating for the future, New Zealand is a place where you can grow into your best self.
• Auckland welcomes innovative thinkers who are keen to make a difference. Engineering, creative and tech are growing sectors and Auckland needs highly skilled talent in these fields. This is the perfect city to get future ready through high quality education, meeting people from different backgrounds, work experience and volunteering.
• Māori culture is alive in Auckland and can be felt in many aspects of daily life, influencing how people interact with one another as well as the environment. The Māori name for Auckland is Tāmaki Makaurau, which means ‘a place desired by many’.
• Auckland is committed to transforming into a low carbon city using efficient energy and sustainable resources.
• Auckland is super diverse! Over 200 ethnic communities call the region home, creating an amazing mix of food, art, culture and language, and making it easy to connect with people of similar backgrounds. Throughout the year, cultural events and festivals provide a chance to celebrate the diversity of the region and help everyone feel at home.
• Bring your whole self to Auckland! This is an inclusive, safe city where you’re able to express yourself and your beliefs freely.
Auckland enjoys four distinct seasons with a comfortable climate all year round. The summer months from December to February are warm and dry and locals spend much of their time swimming in the hundreds of bays and beaches surrounding Auckland.
Winter, from June to August, is mild. It doesn’t snow in Auckland however stunning snow-capped mountains can be found just a few hours’ drive away.