Your Expat
Community in Auckland

Connect with fellow expats in Auckland
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Auckland guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Auckland

Sven Baudach

"I have been in New Zealand for almost 3 years now. A pity that I got invited to InterNations only 2 months ago…"

Eva Naumann

"With InterNations we have found a very nice au pair here in Auckland, who also speaks German and is a great support for us."

Meet the InterNations Expat Community of Auckland!

Hello and welcome, or nau mai in the traditional Maori language, to InterNations Auckland. As the premier social network for expats all over the world, InterNations is here to offer you all the support you need during your relocation to Auckland, New Zealand (or anywhere else in the world). Whether you need help finding employment, want to know the best expat accommodation or international schools in the Waitakere or Manakau areas of the city, or just want to spend some time in the company of like-minded expats, our friendly and welcoming Auckland Community members will have you covered.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Riyadh or Dubai.

Join Our Exciting Events in Auckland

Attend our monthly events and activities for Auckland expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Auckland Expat Guides

  • Moving to Auckland

    If you prefer an active outdoor life, shopping on a trendy boulevard, or relaxing on the beach, Auckland is definitely the place to be. It’s a sunny and multicultural metropolis, as well as the economic center of New Zealand. Get info for your move to Auckland in our article, from visas to the climate.
  • Living in Auckland

    Nicknamed ‘the city of sails’, Auckland combines all the benefits of urban living, such as shops, culture, and delicious restaurants, with rich natural beauty provided by the surrounding hills, beaches, and harbors; read up in the InterNations Expat Guide facts about living in Auckland!
  • Working in Auckland

    Main business hub of New Zealand, Auckland guarantees to its residents a high level of income compared to the national average. This makes the city a top destination for expats. Get useful tips about the local economy, work permits, job seeking and much more in our article in working in Auckland!

Exchange Tips about living in Auckland

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Auckland expat forums.

What Is Expat Life in Auckland Like?

As New Zealand's most populous and economically active city, Auckland is the obvious choice of destination for most expats heading to the Pacific island nation. With a high standard of living and generally amiable weather all year round, the expat life in Auckland is a slow paced yet enjoyable one with a wide range of entertainment, leisure and shopping facilities available. In fact, the city is sometimes affectionately known as "the city of sails" by locals because of the sheer number or pleasure yachts that can always be seen sailing along the sun drenched coastline. But it's not all play and no work; as the economic center of this part of the world, business is booming in Auckland in a variety of industries, and gainful employment should be easily forthcoming for any expat with the right skills and a will to succeed.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Shanghai or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The InterNations Community for Like-Minded Expats

Who better to serve as your introduction to life in Auckland than a vibrant and active community of expats with cumulative years of experience? Whatever your question, query or requirement, our helpful and open community will only be one click away with all the answers your need. Life in Auckland is not too hard to adjust to for most European or American expats (or those familiar with Western culture), but as with any relocation, homesickness can be a problem. Luckily, InterNations is far from just an online service — with a wide array of local groups and social and sporting activities available for Auckland Community members, from salsa dancing and photography to coffee nights and outdoor adventure groups. Whatever your taste, there's surely something for the expat of any persuasion with InterNations! And for a more general introduction to the Auckland Community, you are more than welcome to join us out our local InterNations Official Events in the city, where you can network and socialize with fellow expats and global minds.

Sven Baudach

"I have been in New Zealand for almost 3 years now. A pity that I got invited to InterNations only 2 months ago…"

Eva Naumann

"With InterNations we have found a very nice au pair here in Auckland, who also speaks German and is a great support for us."

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