Auckland is a subtropical city, built on an isthmus of 53 volcanos between two harbours. After decades of haphazard growth and mediocre development, in the last five to 10 years, Auckland has transformed with a new wave of considered expansion and renewal. There’s never been a better time to be here.
The biggest city in New Zealand with a population of 1.4 million, Auckland attracts creativity and talent from around the country. It also attracts migrants from all over the world. With a population that is about 11% Maori, 15% Pacific Islanders and 23% Asian, Auckland is one of the most diverse cities in the world.
Come for the sun and the sand and the bush. Stay for the coffee and the dumplings.
#1 Where To Stay
#2 How To Get Around
#3 What To Pack
#4 The City
#5 The Suburbs
#6 Take A Day Trip Here
#7 The Great Outdoors
#8 Where To Eat/Drink At 2am
#9 Where To Shop For Bargains
#10 Locals Go Here For Breakfast
#11 Where To Have An Indulgent Night Out
#12 Worth They Hype
#13 Avoid It
#14 Don’t Leave Without
Henry Oliver is a freelance writer based in Auckland. He is currently deputy editor at Idealog magazine and is the popular music critic for North & South. In former lives, he has been a musician, a bar proprietor, and an intellectual property lawyer.