With world-class venues set in natural landscapes with breath-taking views to intimate spaces in unusual settings like art galleries and museums, Auckland is the ideal location to host a variety of events while taking advantage of everything Tāmaki Makaurau has to offer—venues with accommodation options, outdoor activities, superb signature wines, and friendly people.

Here are 10 fantastic reasons to organise your next event in Auckland, New Zealand.

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First-rate venues and accommodation

Our range of venues means we can host any group from three to 3,000 people – including purpose-built convention centres and a number of hotels and venues that cater for large-scale conferencing. And with 7,000 hotel rooms from 5 to 2-stars in our central business district alone, finding and choosing accommodation is easy.

A thriving business and innovation hub

With a population of 1.6 million and growing, Auckland is the financial and economic powerhouse of New Zealand, generating nearly 40 per cent of the country’s GDP. We’re also the nation’s tech hub, with 60% of New Zealand's top 200 tech companies based here.

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We host great events

We have an exceptional track record of hosting major international events and large-scale conferences to world-class standards, from sporting tournaments like the DHL New Zealand Lions Series to the international Tripartite Economic Summit. In 2021 Auckland will also play host to the 36th America's Cup events!

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It’s easy to get to

We’re by far the most connected city in New Zealand. With 29 international airlines flying direct to Auckland from 44 destinations around the world, and only one direct flight away from major cities in Australia, Asia and west coast US, we’re closer than you think. 

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It’s easy to get around

Our transport services can help you manage both small and large groups. Choose from a huge range, from public buses, trains and ferries to coaches, hire cars, limousines and even motorhomes if your delegates want to explore more of New Zealand.

Our dining scene is top-notch

Fresh, diverse, globally-inspired and gourmet are just a few of the words to describe our dining scene. Being home to a melting pot of cultures, you’ll find a huge range of traditional and modern cuisine throughout our dining precincts across the city. For a special day out, take a vineyard tour in one of Auckland’s three wine regions.

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Our culture is unique

We’re home to over 220 different ethnic communities – in fact we’re the fourth most diverse city in the world – and that’s part of what makes us an exciting, vibrant city. Discover our unique Māori heritage, explore award-winning galleries and museums, or join in the celebrations at one of our many cultural events. 

Superb group activities

Auckland’s natural landscapes make for memorable group experiences – you can go from golden island beaches to rugged black-sand beaches, to climbing to the top of one of 50 volcanoes all in a single day. From walking trails and mountain biking, to jet boating and dolphin watching, we have countless professionally-run activities to choose from.

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Our shopping is world-class

In your free time, explore our shopping precincts – shop for your favourite international labels from Gucci to Chanel, or discover chic boutiques showcasing New Zealand’s own fashion designers. Browse for unique hand-crafted art or explore lively local markets.

We’re friendly

Don’t just take our word for it - Condé Nast Traveler magazine rated Auckland one of the world’s top 10 friendliest cities in their Reader Choice Awards in 2019. New Zealanders are known for being friendly and welcoming, and the traditional Māori spirit of manaakitanga (hospitality and generosity) is just as significant to us today.

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