Our range of venues means we can host any group from three to 3000 people – including two large purpose-built convention centres and a number of hotels and venues that cater for large-scale conferencing. And with 7000 hotel rooms from 5 to 2-stars in our central business district alone, finding and choosing accommodation is easy.
With a population of 1.5 million and growing, Auckland is the financial and economic powerhouse of New Zealand, contributing over 35 per cent of national gross domestic product. We’re also the nation’s tech hub, with more than 20,000 innovation-based companies.
We have an exceptional track record of hosting major international events and large-scale conferences to world-class standards, from sporting tournaments like the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 to the international Tripartite Economic Summit 2016.
We’re by far the most connected city in New Zealand. With 30 international airlines flying direct to Auckland from 43 destinations around the world, and only one direct flight away from major cities in Australia, Asia and west coast US, we’re closer than you think.
Fresh, diverse, globally-inspired and gourmet are just a few of the words to describe our dining scene. Being home to a melting pot of cultures, you’ll find a huge range of traditional and modern cuisine throughout our dining precincts across the city. For a special day out, take a vineyard tour in one of Auckland’s three wine regions.
We’re home to more than 200 cultural groups – in fact we’re the fourth most diverse city in the world – and that’s part of what makes us an exciting, vibrant city. Discover our unique Māori heritage, explore award-winning galleries and museums, or join in the celebrations at one of our many cultural events.
Auckland’s natural landscapes make for memorable group experiences – you can go from golden island beaches to rugged black-sand beaches, to climbing to the top of one of 50 volcanoes all in a single day. From walking trails and mountain biking, to jet boating and dolphin watching, we have countless professionally-run activities to choose from.
In your free time, explore our shopping precincts – shop for your favourite international labels from Gucci to Chanel, or discover chic boutiques showcasing New Zealand’s own fashion designers. Browse for unique hand-crafted art or explore lively local markets.
Don’t just take our word for it - Condé Nast Traveler magazine rated Auckland one of the world’s top 10 friendliest cities in their Reader Choice Awards in 2015. New Zealanders are known for being friendly and welcoming, and the traditional Māori spirit of manaakitanga (hospitality and generosity) is just as significant to us today.