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Welcome to New Zealand

Even if you're a veteran of Drupal conferences, chances are you have not been to Auckland or anywhere in New Zealand. In New Zealand's biggest city the show never stops - explore the city and region, explore award-winning galleries and museums, get out on the water or visit the shopping precincts. Beyond Auckland, New Zealand is an incredible travel destination with amazing destinations and experiences to suit all budgets. New Zealanders are friendly, independent, free-spirited and welcoming. There is nothing we enjoy more than showing overseas visitors ‘our place’ in the South Pacific. Here are a few more reasons why its worth the effort and distance to come and see us!

The last major land mass to be discovered and occupied, New Zealand is an alluring mix of stunning landscapes, unique flora and fauna and unspoiled countryside combined with pastoral scenes of surprising beauty. The overwhelming impression of the land is pure and green, with fresh air and clean waters.

Nestled deep in the South Pacific, New Zealand offers a modern, sophisticated urban lifestyle combined with a natural and unspoiled rural heritage that sets it apart from the rest of the world. We have a stable political environment and have led the world in many areas of social policy, scientific achievements and sporting triumphs. For a nation of just four million people, New Zealand produces an extraordinarily large number of achievers in many areas. From the majestic fjords and Alps in the South Island to the native forests and silver sandy bays of the north, ours is a land of awesome beauty.

Small cities are spaced the length of the country, with miles of green fields in between, populated by sheep and cows and interspersed with forests of native trees and bush or commercial forests of pine. Beautiful sub-tropical beaches are to be found everywhere – even within 10 minutes of downtown Auckland!

There is a rich culture of the indigenous Maori entwined with more recent migratory groups from the United Kingdom, other European countries, as well as a range of Pacific Island peoples and more recently significant Asian migration.

Exploring Auckland

Auckland is a connected, cosmopolitan harbour city, visit our Auckland page and see what the city has to offer.

Beyond Auckland

Anyone from south of Auckland will tell you - you have to leave the big city to see the real NZ. If you have the time to explore New Zealand, Auckland is a fantastic launch pad to start your adventure. Regular scheduled flights to main and regional city destinations throughout New Zealand operate out of Auckland Regional Airport. From Auckland there is a lot of see in driving distance - to the north and the south. Plan an adventure taking in the central North Island's volcanic plateau, north for vineyards or unspoilt beaches in all directions - the popular holiday destination Coromandel Peninsula, the famed Mt Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty or Waikato's black sand Raglan beach.

Next steps

Visit - the gateway to an unforgettable New Zealand travel experience.

To help plan your visit we recommend a visit to for in-depth and up to date information on attractions, accommodation, venues and activities in Auckland and around the region.