Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Auckland is known as the City of Sails, with a population over 1.1 million people and nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. The centre of commerce and industry, Auckland is consistently voted one of the world's best lifestyle cities in international surveys and is the most vibrant, bustling and multicultural city in New Zealand. Modern day Auckland's growing popularity as an international destination has seen an explosion of ethnic restaurants and shops. Tour the Auckland Museum that houses a comprehensive collection of New Zealand's historical artifacts, including exhibits of the predominant Maori culture. Surrounded by three harbours and bursting with green spaces, Auckland is a city with the best of both worlds!