The north island of New Zealand is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. At Auckland, everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Its sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, make Auckland the most largest and diverse city of New Zealand.
Due to one in three Aucklanders having a boat, the city’s nickname is the City of Sails.
Although Wellington is now New Zealand’s capital, Auckland was previously the country’s capital between 1842 and 1865.
Most public businesses in New Zealand are headquartered in Auckland, whereas government departments tend to have their central headquarters in Wellington.