Rated in the top 10 of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist for 2016, Auckland is the largest and most diverse city of New Zealand. Auckland is a thriving multi-cultural hub of cuisine, music, art and culture, where you’re always an hour away from stunning beaches, hiking trails and waterfalls. Auckland has a diverse landscape, with native rainforest meeting black sand surf beaches out west and golden sheltered beaches to the east. Up north is the wine country with stunning coastline and down south has untouched forest and tranquil bays. The inner city of Auckland is crowded by shops, restaurants and cafes, the stores range from high-end fashion to markets, restaurants line the water front and tiny cafes pop out of cracks in the wall. If you’re over all the shopping and cuisine of the city, you can take a trip out to Auckland’s wine regions and sample some of the local wine while being surrounded by sparkling ocean and lush landscapes.