The Laneway Festival is Auckland’s favourite alternative music festival, popular for its fresh music. The NZ International Comedy Festival and the Splore Music and Arts Festival is also loved by many students from different parts of New Zealand.
Students can get some time off from their studies and explore shopping precincts offering a world-class collection of boutique and designer stores, homewares and high street fashion.
Students in New Zealand often choose to get part-time jobs. There are plenty of employment opportunities in the city including work in shops, supermarkets and bars.
New Zealand has over 500 wineries with at least 30 located in and around Auckland. The country's best wine regions are located in easy reach of main towns and cities. These regions also offer picturesque accommodation and fine dining allowing visitors to experience the New Zealand way of life at its finest.
New Zealand’s food and cuisine
Being an island nation, New Zealand is known for its exquisite seafood. Some of the popular dishes include fish and chips, prawns and abalone - a seafood delicacy. Students get to savour the taste of a variety of cuisines in some of the best restaurants located in close proximity to their campuses.