Discover life in Auckland

Life in Auckland is easy, relaxed and enjoyable. There's a lot on your doorstep to make your stay memorable and more than just hard work!
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand situated at the top of the North Island on an isthmus between the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours. Historically, the region has been inhabited by several Maori iwi and this indigenous culture is a major and treasured part of our modern way of life.
The Treaty of Waitangi aims to ensure equality and is increasingly pivotal in decision-making at the central government, local council and workplace levels. It is important for anyone living and working in New Zealand to know about, understand and respect the Treaty. Auckland is also populated by ethnic groups originating from all over the world that add richness and depth to this beautiful city’s culture and diversity.

ETHC is based in South Auckland, which includes a high proportion of high needs people, defined as Maori, Pacific peoples and those who are financially disadvantaged. Our network of 18 clinics, however, covers the entire Auckland region.

The great outdoors
During your stay in Auckland, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, which offers some of the best natural attractions this country has. From swimming at hot sandy beaches - some with great surf, others with flocks of migrating sea birds - to visiting offshore islands with regenerating bush and native species, your spare time won’t be wasted! We have lush bushwalks close to town, marine reserves just an hour or so away and stunning city views from the top of our many volcanoes.

The great indoors
When the weather’s inclement there are plenty of museums, art galleries and other places to learn about our cultural heritage. Take a trip up to the top of the Sky Tower for a staggering 360 degree view of the city and surrounds – you’ll get a look at all three district health board areas!
Entertainment hot spots
There’s always time to take a break and enjoy one of Auckland’s eating experiences. From night-time food markets and cafes, with the best coffee in the world, to superior bars and restaurants, Auckland is littered with great places to dine out and have fun.
Shopping & sport
Yes, there’s something for everyone: shopping malls to equal most of Australia’s and New Zealand is home to the mighty All Blacks, so you may even get the chance to see a game at Eden Park. Or take in a Kiwis match at Mt Smart Stadium, a renowned netball battle between us and the Ozzies or even a cheer on a world class tennis star in Stanley St. Auckland has a thriving mountain biking and road biking culture – just take care when cycling on the roads.
Auckland enjoys a warm coastal climate without temperature extremes: The absolute high in midsummer is 27-30 degrees, with mild winter temperatures.