The cities in New Zealand are
considered small by world standards in terms of
population, but they do have all the convenience
considered essential in cities. What’s more, cities
in New Zealand have low crime rates and pollution is
virtually non-existent, things which cannot be said
of larger cities in the world.
Compared to big international cities, the cities in
New Zealand are friendly and safe, even though the
restaurants, night life, art, and theatre are just
as varied and lively as those found elsewhere.
Another big factor is that the cities in New Zealand
are mostly set in locations with breathtaking
natural settings such as the hills, coast,
mountains, and volcanoes.
New Zealand’s biggest city is Auckland, and its capital city
is Wellington, the 3rd biggest city in the country. These
two cities are located on North Island, the more populous
island. Christchurch is New Zealand’s 2nd biggest city and
it is located on the South Island. Approximately six hundred
towns in the country are located in rural parts.
Known as the City of Sails,
Auckland boasts of more boats per person than
anywhere else in the world. Auckland City has hosted
two Americas Cup events and fans can wine and dine
at any of the several world-class cafes,
restaurants, and bars along the edge of the harbour
that cater to the city’s dining and yachting culture.
The North Shore of Auckland has several
great beaches and is also considered to be one of
the more ideal places to reside. Located
conveniently close to the rugged beaches of the west
coast is West Auckland, home to some of the most
beautiful suburbs bordered by Waitakere Ranges’
South Auckland has some areas dedicated to industrial
activities near the airport. It also has some and sprawling
suburban parts such as Manukau City which has been swamped
by the sprawling population of Auckland’s suburbia.
A great source of pride for the City of Wellington is the
fact that it is an arts and culture center, and boats of
several high-class cafes and restaurants. The heart of the
city is lively and has a wide array of night life, shopping,
The waterfront of Wellington also has much to offer for
enjoyment purposes such as parks and shops. There is also
the Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand. Te Papa is
reputed to be an impressive maze of New Zealand attractions.
Exhibits range from traditional displays to digitized and
interactive ones that both entertain and educate.
Called the “Windy City”, Wellington is often hit by winds
with a speed of over a hundred kilometers per hour or
sometimes even more that that. These windy events happen
during the winter and spring seasons. Sunny days come with
summer and the winds lessen in the city.
Known as the “Garden City”, Christchurch is famous worldwide
for its large parks and public garden which are well
established. The city owes much to its founding fathers for
their foresight in planning the city.