Rated among the world's 10 most liveable cities, Auckland is home to one-third of New Zealanders and has the world’s largest Pacific Island population. This vibrant multicultural mix infuses the region's cuisine, music, art and culture with colour and diversity. The subtropical climate promotes casual coastal living and outdoor adventure and activity.
Perched on a narrow isthmus between two harbours, Auckland is the ultimate marine playground, with everyday life revolving around the sea. With the sea at its doorstep, there are so many ways to get out onto the city's sparkling harbours. As well as providing transport to outer suburbs and islands, the sea influences everything here, from cuisine, industry, culture and design to leisure pursuits and sports activities.
The region’s diversity of people and landscapes gives an extra dimension to visitors' experience. Within half an hour of the fashionable boutiques and cafés of downtown Auckland, they can be sipping wine at an island vineyard, hiking through rainforest or exploring a black sand beach on the rugged west coast.