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International Spotlight on Auckland

11 May 2015

International Spotlight on Auckland
The second location in our international relocation series takes us to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. From our 165 years of experience within the international removals industry, we specialise in removals to and from the great North Island city. Our aim for this series of posts is to help you learn a little bit more information than you already knew on some of the top destinations to move to in the world. We love to share our local knowledge of the area, to help you if you are planning on moving to or from Auckland.

Auckland lies in the heart of the Hauraki Gulf, a large coastal bay that surrounds the Pacific side of the city. Sheltered from the ocean by Great Barrier Island, Auckland is abundant with glorious beaches that surround the city on both the Gulf and Tasman sides. Auckland’s beach areas tend to be most expensive to live, while houses further inland tend to be cheaper. By talking with one of our international relocation specialists, we can help you plan out your move to Auckland, leaving no stone unturned. Whether you require just a few items from your property to be moved, or the entire contents of your house, we can help create the perfect solution for you. 


Picturesque, lively and an all round amazing place to live, Auckland is a globally popular destination for expats. Its warm coastal climate offers fantastic weather, without any extremes of temperature in either winter or summer. On the recent Mercer Quality of Life survey, Auckland was voted  the third most liveable city in the world. When considering a move to New Zealand, you should try to visit the areas where you are thinking of living. On the visit, you should thoroughly research what visas apply to you, potential traffic routes to your place of work, the community during the day and night, schools and property value/space ratio. 


The vibrant city still holds close ties with its rich cultural history, Auckland is the world's largest Polynesian city and one of the great cities of the Pacific. City residents are from all around the world – with 56% from European descent, 11% Maori, 13% are of Pacific Island descent and a growing Asian population of around 12%. There are countless opportunities to discover Auckland, whether you want to explore the region from its unique volcanic landscape, kayak out in the Gulf or head to the west coast’s black sand beaches you will never have a dull moment in the city.


So, if it’s a business relocation, a new start for your family or you plan on retiring to Auckland, Bishop’s Move can help you along every step of the way. If you want to find out more information, then speak to one of our advisors today.