Auckland City

Studying in Auckland

As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland is vibrant and dynamic with a magnificent harbour and easily accessible beaches, many inner-city parks, walks and mountain tracks with stunning city views. Auckland hosts many festivals, concerts and events reflecting its diversity, energy and growing cosmopolitan population of 1.5 million. 

Auckland’s harbour, multiple beaches, boutique shopping, local markets, thriving coffee and café culture, as well as a wide range of outdoor sporting activities, all add to what Auckland offers.

Auckland has sunny temperate weather – with long summers and mild winters. Cooking outside on barbeques is part of daily life.

Auckland was again rated the third most liveable city in the world in the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked Auckland 18th in the world in its 2015/16 Best Student Cities survey. It looks at education quality, student mix and quality of living. New Zealand's carefully designed education pathways and internationally recognised academic qualifications provide graduates with the skills to compete and succeed anywhere in the world.

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Living in Auckland

Anyone arriving to study in Auckland will quickly see the massive range of activities, meet the friendly people and experience the magic of diverse cultures, places and people who make this city such a dynamic place to be.

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New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world. Aucklander’s are very friendly and we’ll do our best to make our city feel like a home away from home.

Auckland enjoys a temperate climate with over 2000 hours of sunshine per year. The mean daily temperature in summer (December – February) is 23° Celsius (74° Fahrenheit) and 14° Celsius (57° Fahrenheit) in winter (June – August).

Auckland has a cost of living rank of 31st in the world out of 322 countries which is very comparable to other major cities. For more information on the cost of living in Auckland, visit

Auckland has an extensive public transport network of buses, trains and ferries which service the wider Auckland region. Getting around Auckland is easy and affordable and discounted fares are available to tertiary students with an AT HOP card. The Auckland Transport website provides detailed service and journey planner information.

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Things To Do

There’s always something happening in Auckland, from major sporting events, concerts and festivals to outdoor adventures, designer shopping and world-class food and wine. 

Aucklander’s are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do. The Central City hosts a number of world-class attractions including the Sky Tower, Art Gallery, War Memorial Museum and the Waterfront. The scenery is spectacular and there are several beautiful parks in the central city including Auckland Domain, Albert Park and Myers Park.

There are hundreds of beaches within easy reach of Auckland and many idyllic islands within Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Or discover the beauty of our landscapes by visiting one of Auckland’s many regional parks.

Upcoming music, festival, performing arts and sports events are listed on the Auckland NZ website. Detailed information can be found by following the link:

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Working in Auckland

With New Zealand’s largest population base, Auckland is the engine room of the economy. The city is home to world-leading, innovative companies and multinationals in the ICT sector.

A third of the country’s population live and work in or near Auckland. The nation’s industries thrive here, creating diverse job opportunities and business ownership opportunities. Auckland contributes 35 per cent of New Zealand's economic output, measured by gross domestic product (GDP) and 33 per cent of New Zealand's paid employment.

For those seeking highly skilled technology roles, Auckland’s large Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector presents impressive employment opportunities.

Manufacturing, health, hospitality, food and beverage, construction and engineering, and business services, such as legal and accounting, management services and marketing, employ the most people in Auckland.

Find out more about working in Auckland, please go to the Work Here website or check out the various job vacancy and recruitment websites.