City Overview

The city of Auckland is New Zealand’s most populated city and the tourist gateway to the Land Of The Long White Cloud. With a population of 1,495,000 people it represents approximately one third of the entire population of New Zealand.

Positioned at the northern end of New Zealand North Island Auckland is relatively warm and considered to be in a sub-tropical climate zone. It also boasts being one of the few cities in the world with two harbours, one accessing the Pacific Ocean and the other the Tasman Sea.

Auckland by Night

Auckand by night picture courtesy of Chris Gin

A marine playground, Auckland enjoys a generous 3,100km of coastline, which means access to the water is relatively easy from most neighbourhoods.

Auckland also ranks third among the liveable cities leaderboard. 


Fun Facts and Trivia about Auckland

Auckland Volcanic Fields

Volcanic Fields Auckland picture courtesy of


Arrival in Auckland you will find yourself in a modern sophisticated first-world city that also comes with the easy access to beachside villages and country hamlets.

Housing options vary. There is growing supply of apartments, particularly surrounding the CBD. In addition, new and established free standing dwellings are available.   

Auckland has very strong appeal for immigrants to move to. This has been putting pressure on the housing market for several years.

Quotable Value recently rated Papakura, Manukau Central and Manuatu North West as the most affordable suburbs in Auckland.



Auckland has a mixture of state schools, private schools and integrated (partly state-funded) schools.

There are 55 secondary schools available in Auckland. To learn more:

Auckland NZ Where You Can Study

To learn more about school performances and to find a school go to Education Counts

Goat Island Marine Sanctuary near Auckland

Goat Island Marine Sanctuary near Auckland picture courtesy of Save My Bacon

City Resources

Chamber of Commerce

Auckland City Council


Getting around

Auckland Transport





Auckland News

NZ Herald


National Business Review

Q: I am looking for a storage centre that I can run my business from, but need access to the internet as well as a storage space?

A: All of our locations have wireless connectivity within our meeting rooms; this is complementary to our storers. 


Q: I need storage I can access 24 hours in Auckland?

A: Both our Mt Eden and Three Kings centres have 24 hour, 7 day a week access.


Q: I need to store my car and trailer; do you have a centre I can go to?

A: Kennards Self Storage Mt Eden offers open boat, RV and car storage and both Mt Eden and Three Kings offer lock up car storage. 


Q: I am looking for storage that has undercover loading areas?

A: Our Mt Eden centre has undercover loading areas.


Q: Do you have a surcharge fee if I decide to pay with credit card?

A: No, we do not impose a surcharge for payment by credit card.


Q: Where can I cellar my wine within the Auckland Region?

A: Kennards Self Storage Mt Eden has private temperature controlled wine cellars to rent. With cellars ranging in size from 12 cases up to 100's.


Q: Am I able to buy boxes and packing materials at all your centres?

A: Every single Kennards Self Storage centre has a Box Shop for all your packing, moving and storing needs. Also, you do not have to store with us to take advantage of our Box Shop.