Set up home in Auckland City and discover a buzzing harbourside area packed with top-class shopping and adventurous pursuits
Live at the centre of the biggest city in New Zealand and fill your weekends with culture, adventure and gastronomic delights. After classes at the University of Auckland, wander down Queen Street and take in the beautiful views of the harbour as you browse the windows of its designer shops and department stores.
Expect to see the Sky Tower pop into sight as you’re strolling along the bustling city streets. Take the glass-fronted lift up to the top of New Zealand’s tallest structure for spectacular views across the ocean and your new city. Then, gather your friends for a heart-stopping bungee jump from the top, and kick-start your new life in Auckland.
When you’re ready for your next adventure, make a beeline for the waterfront. Take to the sea in a kayak, check out the world-class scuba diving sites or head out on a boat cruise and go fishing. At the weekend, you can take a longer trip and catch a ferry to Rangitoto Island. Check out the native flora and fauna as you wander around this thriving nature reserve, and pass lava caves as you climb to the summit of the volcano.
If all that activity leaves you hungry, head to the area around Queen’s Wharf and treat yourself to a leisurely dinner at restaurants like Soul Bar and Bistro, and watch boats sailing into the harbour. Then, stroll to Auckland Town Hall for an evening of live music, or wander under the cherry blossoms in the Domain and check out the natural amphitheatre formed by an extinct volcano.