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Why Auckland

Welcome to Auckland – the gateway to New Zealand's screen industry

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and the country’s major screen production centre. It is a region of stunning locations, and world-class screen infrastructure and creative talent – and the gateway to spectacular locations in the North Island and the rest of New Zealand.

Auckland enjoys an international reputation as a high quality, cost-effective and conducive environment for screen production and post-production. Whether you’re making a commercial, a television series, local film or the next international blockbuster, Auckland is the perfect location for your next production.

Screen Auckland is the region’s screen attraction and permitting organisation. We are your one stop shop for all your filming needs, providing information, advice and contacts for filming in Auckland.

Cinematic Auckland

Auckland is a screen star itself, from the city’s high-rises, heritage buildings and lively dining and shopping precincts to a diverse range of nearby unique landscapes – it’s easy to access moody forests, the west coast’s rugged black sands and pounding surf, volcanic cones, rolling wine country and spectacular Hauraki Gulf islands.

See our location gallery.

When combined with New Zealand’s favourable exchange rate, generous film production incentive programmes and lack of fringe benefit tax, you’ll get more shoot days for your money. New Zealand is consistently rated as one of the top countries to do business by both Forbes magazine and the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, and is known for its lack of corruption.