Auckland Visitor Information

This is a land of idyllic islands and rolling green hills. Forever young - this is 100% pure Auckland - the home of hospitality, world class wines and superb cuisine. Experience the relaxed friendly pace of life, chat to the locals and make yourself at home in this fascinating city of 1.3 million people.

Highlights include:
• City of Sails - races, regattas, Louis Vuitton
• Wonderful Waitemata Harbour & the Hauraki Gulf islands
• Bush walks and “black beaches”
• Gannets and golden sands
• Farmers markets and boutique wineries

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Medical

In an emergency dial 111.

Hospitals:

Auckland Hospital

2 Park Road, Grafton
Ph: 09 367 0000

Auckland Starship Childrens Hospital

2 Park Road, Grafton
Ph: 09 367 0000

North Shore Hospital

124 Shakespeare Road, Westlake
Ph: 09 486 8900

Middlemore Hospital

Hospital Road, Otahuhu
Ph:09 276 0000

 

Visitor Information

Auckland i-SITE Visitor Centres

Your first stop for information and bookings on things to see and do around the region and throughout New Zealand. Visit our friendly staff at these locations for all your accommodation, transport and sightseeing bookings. Open seven days.

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Education

Children start school at the age of 5 in New Zealand. Many children also attend early childhood education preschools and kindergartens before they start school.  Education is compulsory between the ages of 6 - 16 and is free.

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Geography

New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, between latitude 34’S and 47’S. The country runs roughly north-south with mountain ranges down much of its length. Its two main islands (North and South) cover 266,200 sq km (103,735 sq miles), about the size of Japan or California and slightly larger than Great Britain.

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Accessible

Access tourism is growing in recognition and importance in New Zealand. People with disabilities currently make up 17% of the population. A similar percentage is reflected in our major overseas tourism markets. This is set to grow markedly with the aging Baby Boomer population worldwide.

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