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Hidden away at the bottom of the world lies Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud...

A Mecca for the adventurous and the innovative, New Zealand is home to just under 4.4 million people, from a diverse range of cultures and countries. Spectacular scenery, friendly people, an idyllic lifestyle, and world-class educational facilities – New Zealand has it all!

Our two main islands (North and South) each have their own unique landscapes, made famous by blockbusters such as The Lord of the Rings, The Piano, The Last Samurai and Whale Rider.  Wellington – the capital city - is home to the New Zealand government, but Auckland is the economic hub and the country’s biggest, most cosmopolitan city. Auckland is consistently named one of the top cities in the world to live and study in. It’s little wonder that students from all corners of the globe flock here to study!

Maori were the first settlers here, arriving by canoes (waka) over 1000 years ago. Much later, the first Europeans (Pakeha) arrived from the United Kingdom. Together these two peoples have created a country we are proud of, and both cultures continue to be an integral part of Kiwi life.

A melting pot of different cultures, each part of Auckland has its own unique subculture, from the colourful Polynesian festivals in South Auckland, to the café culture and nightlife of the inner city. World-class educational facilities, diverse cultures, metropolitan shops and entertainment, adventure sports, pristine native forests, unpolluted rivers and beaches – we have it all on our doorstep in Auckland.

Join us at NZMA and experience life in the City of Sails for yourself. Just like Auckland our three campuses all have their own unique flavour. 

Places to see & things to do:

There are so many amazing things to see and do in New Zealand! Here at NZMA we have information on all sorts of activities from tours to the South Island to boat trips on the Auckland Harbour. This is your time to explore – give it a go!

To find out more about what you can do in Auckland click HERE. Or check out the Tourism Auckland online website to plan your own unique Auckland adventure.

Want some great holiday ideas for other parts of New Zealand? Click HERE.

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