Auckland: One of the world's most livable cities

Auckland: One of the world's most livable cities

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Study Info Centre21 Nov,2020

Auckland is a large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf to the east, then extending in Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitākere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west.

Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, Auckland is recognized as one of the world's most livable cities, ranked third in the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. Some major attractions in Auckland are: Auckland's needle-like Sky Tower which is the city's most prominent landmark and is 328 meters high, also is New Zealand's highest building. Auckland Harbour Bridge which offers one of the top-rated thrills to experience which is bungee jump, an experience that includes crossing an exclusive bridge walk before diving 40 meters to the harbor water.

Auckland has an oceanic climate, while according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), its climate is classified as subtropical with warm humid summers and mild damp winters. It is the warmest main center of New Zealand and is also one of the sunniest. Snowfall is extremely rare here.

The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand. Other important higher educational institutes are the Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, Manukau Institute of Technology and Unitec New Zealand.

The cities varied cultural sites such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Museum of Transport and Technology, and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and national historic sites, festivals, performing arts, and sports activities are significant tourist attractions. The Auckland Super400, The Auckland Marathon, Auckland Cup Week is an annual horse racing carnival, which is some of the major events in Auckland.

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