On a sliver of land between bays and inlets, Auckland is an ocean lover's dream. The City of Sails combines urban living with a healthy dose of nature, including beaches, volcanic fields, and verdant parks. Aucklandians take their sports seriously, both watching and participating. With a high number of international students as well as the largest Polynesian population in the world, the multicultural metropolis is an invigorating and inviting place to live.
Where is Auckland
What to do in Auckland
- Sea Life Aquarium: Hop in a shark cage for the experience of a lifetime, visit waddling penguins and sea turtles, and watch some 2,000 sea creatures glide through the water.
- Piha Beach: Walk along the scenic black-sand surf beach and into the lush native forest in the surrounding area.
- Sky Tower: Climb up the tower to get the best panoramic view of Auckland.
- Mount Eden volcanic peak: Hike or walk up the city's highest natural summit to a view of Hauraki Gulf, bright green hills, and the city at large.
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki: Tour the galleries, take workshops on the creative arts, and get a dose of after-hours culture at concerts and performances.