The nickname for Auckland due to its proximity to the water. Surf beaches, a bustling harbor area and many exciting water based activities, truly make this a city at one with its surroundings.

Auckland is built on the Auckland Volcanic Field and much of the character of the city comes from it being nestled atop a number of extinct volcanoes, although the field itself is not. Like every major metropolitan city of the world, Auckland delivers top class shopping and dining experiences, but what makes Auckland so special is its surroundings.

Whether you wish sea kayak on the waters, hike up a volcano or relax on a beach, Auckland truly is the City of Sales with more boats per capita than any other city in the world. So, why not find out why Auckland is considered one of the best cities in the world to live.