Auckland has been named in the top 10 as one of the world’s best cities in the world with nearby Waiheke Island named one of the top 10 regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 publication
Our programs usually start in Auckland. It is the largest city in New Zealand and ranked third best city to live in the world. It is the economic hub with all the advantages of a big city while still offering clean air, golden beaches, easy travel and friendly people.
Auckland is a city of cultural diversity with a large Polynesian, Maori, Asian, as well as European population. The diversity brings with it an abundance of unique cultural experiences and entertainment and a passion for the arts, food, and fashion in the bustling inner city.
The city is surrounded by two harbours and is often called the ‘City of Sails’ due to Aucklanders’ love for water sports and the sea. A cloak of rainforest covers surrounding hills and dozens of dormant volcanic cones dot the landscape.
Auckland is home to the University of Auckland, ranked within the top 100 universities of the world; AUT University and Massey University Albany campus. It also hosts Unitec and Manukau Institutes of Technology and a wide range of excellent quality schools and private colleges.