New Zealand is unique. You will find a safe, peaceful and natural environment, and a dynamic multi-cultural mix. The beaches have lots of space and the water is crystal clear. Inland there are green farmlands and spectacular lake and mountain views. On the same day you can ski in the mountains and swim in the sea! You will find that we four and a half million Kiwis are friendly.
None of the 1.4 million inhabitants of Auckland is more than 20 minutes away from a beach. The City of Sails has more boats per capita than any other city in the world. Auckland is the commercial heart of New Zealand, with a wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, and probably the best coffee in the Southern Hemisphere!
In the Mercer Consulting 2012 international survey, Auckland was ranked third in the world for its quality of living, after four years consistently in the top five. Walking along Queen Street, on your way to AEA, you will see a wide range of ethnicity and people will be smiling. And the weather is good – not too hot in summer and not too cold in winter. For backpackers and super-yacht owners alike, Auckland is a dream destination.