'the most liveable city in the world'
Wherever you go in Auckland, you'll find something special – it’s a whole region waiting to be explored.
The city centre’s world-class shopping, restaurants, bars and galleries are encircled by wine regions, stunning beaches, pristine rainforest and the magnificent Hauraki Gulf.
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Auckland is a thriving business and innovation hub...
Auckland is the base for many of New Zealand’s leading companies in sectors including food and beverage, information and communications technology (ICT), life sciences, banking, accounting, insurance, hospitality, retail and transport and logistics. Many world-leading multinationals also have a strong presence in Auckland.
Auckland is a city on the move. It is the heart of the food and beverage industry in New Zealand, both in processing and wholesaling. It has a worldwide reputation for boatbuilding and precision engineering, and there are numerous innovative companies producing leading-edge products from digital media to medical devices.
Business innovation starts with new ideas, new research and an ever-growing pool of talent. Auckland is home to New Zealand’s leading university, The University of Auckland, which is ranked among the world’s top 200 universities and is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution.
Auckland is not only the world's largest Polynesian city, it's a melting pot of cultures from across the globe...
Immerse yourself in Maori culture - see the amazing collection of Maori taong (treasures) at the Auckland Museum and catch one of the daily cultural performances. Take a walking tour of some of Auckland's volcanoes with a guide from the local iwi (tribe), visit Te Hana Te Ao Marama, an incredible fortified pa (village) and 17th century Maori village replica, or sail the harbour on a traditional sailing waka.
Be sure to visit the Auckland Art Galley Toi o Tamaki, housing more than 15,000 artworks from the old masters to some of New Zealand's best contemporary artists. History buffs can unravel Auckland's stories at fascinating heritage sites across the region.
Auckland is buzzing year round with exciting cultural festivals, as well as large-scale international events - smash hit Broadway shows, global sporting events, theatre, ballet and concerts by some of the world's biggest music acts.
There's always something happening in Auckland whatever time of year you visit.