Living in Auckland City

Auckland City has been rated the third best city in the world in a recent survey measuring global quality of life. The annual report by Mercer is based on factors such as culture and environment, political stability, safety, infrastructure and ease of doing business.

At 1.4 million, 32 percent of New Zealand’s population lives in the wider Auckland Region. Auckland is a cosmopolitan hub of activity and business and is one of the most multicultural cities on the planet. Almost a third of Aucklanders were born outside of New Zealand and half of those have roots in the Asia-Pacific region. The cultural facilities and quality educational facilities are major attractions for people from all over the world.

There is a great variety of restaurants, hotels, fast food outlets and a number of 24 hour supermarkets. Asian cuisine is particularly popular. Overall Auckland is an ideal environment for learning and personal development and provides a diverse landscape of cultural attractions to experience.


We would like your student journey to be a safe and enjoyable one. Auckland is a safe and friendly city, however you are recommended to take precaution as you would in any large city. Click here to watch a video around sensible tips on how to deal with any incidences and ways in which to protect yourself from danger. Have fun, enjoy yourself and stay safe!

Top 10 things to see in Auckland

  • Sky tower
  • Auckland Museum
  • Victoria Park Markets
  • Brittomart
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • Rangitoto Island
  • Auckland Botanic Gardens
  • Waiheke Island
  • Rainbows End
  • Waitakere Ranges