With a growing number of domestic and overseas tourists visiting Auckland, and enhanced tourism infrastructure, our tourism sector continues to play an important role in Auckland’s economy and in developing our identity as an international city.

At a glance*

  • $2.8bn of Auckland’s GDP (3.5%)
  • 6% annual growth
  • 51,808 workers

* in 2015.
Currency: NZD
Source: Infometrics Ltd. 2016.


In 2016, Auckland had a record-breaking summer for international arrivals, with 715,000 guest nights in January, (up 3.8 per cent on 2015) with the biggest growth occurring from international markets.


Labour force

In 2015, Auckland’s tourism sector employed 51,808 people – 6.6 per cent of Auckland’s workforce.