Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, best city in the Southern Hemisphere and third in the world!
Mercer releases annually the Quality of Living Survey, comparing 221 cities based on 39 criteria. Important criteria are safety, education, hygiene, health care, culture, environment, recreation, political-economic stability and public transportation.
Auckland is ranked number one in the Southern Hemisphere and on the world ranking scale it comes in at number three in 2011.
Auckland is probably one of the safest cities in the world. Apart from being the safest city, it is also popular for its lovely beaches and amazing night life.
Living in Auckland
Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand and its most cosmopolitan city.
Auckland’s dynamic cultures, plentiful public parks, numerous beaches and swimming pools, unique geography and large areas of native forest accommodate a healthy, active, fascinating way of life. International surveys consistently vote Auckland one of the world’s best cities for lifestyle.
You can expect to meet people from all four corners of the earth in Auckland, from Europe to Asia, Africa to the Americas. A walk down Queen Street in Auckland’s central business district is a glimpse of the future, a truly international experience.
Auckland is a geographically large city with innumerable handy local facilities – cafés, restaurants, supermarkets, shops and outdoor markets, not to mention the buzzing pubs and clubs. As New Zealand’s biggest city (1.5 million) Auckland is first in line for high-profile international concerts which complement a vibrant local music scene ranging from rap, hip-hop and R&B to the classical sound of the Auckland Philharmonia.
The pearl of the Hauraki Gulf, one of the world’s great harbours, Auckland is just a few hours’ drive from the scenic delights of sub-tropical Northland where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, from the skifields and rivers of the central North Island and the secluded beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula. Outdoor living is a way of life in Auckland’s generally mild, temperate climate.
A transport hub, Auckland has regular air, rail and road services to national destinations and daily air services to every major city in the world. Public transport includes buses, trains and ferries – discounted fares are available for students. With their central location, The University of Auckland and the ELA are easily accessible without a car.
Auckland is a fantastic city with many wonderful activities and sights within easy reach:
- Parks within the city centre; beaches within a short bus ride; an internationally renowned zoo
- Forests and national parks for hiking
- Countless bars and clubs
- Restaurants and cafes by the score offering the cuisines of many nations
- Local and international music scene with concerts and performances every week
- Islands and coastlines to discover
- Museums and art galleries to explore
The adventures are waiting for you - surfing, rollerblading, sailing, mountain biking, skiing, skydiving, snowboarding, trekking, bungee jumping, roller coasters, snorkelling and diving.
We have so much to offer - we know you'll love it!!
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