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About Auckland New Zealand

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With a population of more than 1.3 million in the Greater Auckland area, Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand.

Auckland City rests between the Hauraki Gulf to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges to the west and north-west.

The central area of Auckland City is nestled on a narrow isthmus, between the Manukau Harbour and the Waitemata Harbour.

There are many cultures and demographics in Auckland City. The majority are New Zealand Europeans with British decent, but there are also high numbers of Maori, Pacific Islander and Asian communities.

Weather

Auckland enjoys a temperate climate, with warm, humid summers and mild, damp winters. It is the warmest main centre of New Zealand and also one of the sunniest.

Attractions

There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Auckland, New Zealand.

Popular attractions in Auckland include the Sky Tower, Rainbows End, MOTAT Museum, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World, Rangitoto Island and Waiheke Island.

Hotels

Most hotels are conveniently located in the CBD area of Auckland, ranging from budget 1 star hostels to luxurious 5 star accommodation options. Popular choices amongst travellers include the Auckland Waterfront Serviced Apartments on Prince Wharf, Braemar on Parliament Street, and Hotel Debrett. For cheaper options, there’s the BK Hostel, Newton Lodge, and Grafton Oaks Hotel. You can easily check deals on Auckland hotels from major travel sites at HotelsCombined.com.

Transport

Auckland enjoys a modern transport system, with well maintained roads, cycleways, foot paths, airports, wharves and boat ramps. Public transport options include buses, taxis and water taxis.

If you are looking for an Auckland rental car, there are a wide range of car rental companies providing this service including Go Birdz Rental Cars. Many rental car companies provide a pick up/drop off service to the Auckland Airport.

Education

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Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, and small wonder. The city is modern, enjoys mild weather and is surrounded by water, islands and attractions.

Many residents and international visitors choose to study in Auckland and take advantage of the range of schools and polytechnics located here. Courses are available for everything including Maori education, becoming a teacher, becoming a qualified tradesman, IT technician, doctor, author, song writer or a qualified Software Tester.

Located in the heart of Auckland City, the Auckland University is the country's largest university and has 4 specialist campuses. Alternatively, for smaller classes and more personal care, take an Auckland IT course and gain internationally recognised qualifications in IT with Microsoft, Linux, CompTIA and Cisco certifications with ITTI.

Sports and Music Event Venues

There are a variety of event venues throughout Auckland.

Eden Park is the city's primary stadium and a frequent home for international sports matches.

Vector Arena is an enclosed arena and frequently used for concerts.

Other stadiums include North Harbour Stadium, Mt Smart Stadium, Trusts Stadium and North Shore Events Centre.

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Did you Know?

Covering much of Stewart Island, Rakiura National Park is the newest national park in New Zealand.