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King and Terrace are in for the adventure of a lifetime. We always wanted to travel to New Zealand and study tourism abroad. Now, we are finally on our way. We are both very excited and nervous at the same time. We know that it will be an amazing experience, but they also aren’t sure what to expect.

As we make our way across the Tasman Sea, we couldn’t help but take in all of the sights and sounds around us. A 4.5 hour flight, leaving a country they both grew up in and now going to explore in a new country and both feel so lucky to be able to experience this journey together.

Follow us as we continue on our journey, we started sharing our thoughts and experiences with each other online. They wanted to keep everyone updated on what life was like in New Zealand. They knew that there were so many people who wanted to visit, but weren’t sure if it was worth the trip. King and Terrace were happy to give them a first-hand account of everything that they encountered! We soon arrived in Auckland, which was just as beautiful as they had imagined it would be. There were towering skyscrapers and bright blue waters everywhere you looked. They spent their first few days exploring the city and getting used to the new culture shock that came with being in a new country. But overall, we loved it! Stay tuned as we roll out the updates of what we get up to…

Moving into Student Accomodation and Neighborhoods Around Auckland University

So, our dilemma for accommodation, on campus or off campus and if so which neighbourhoods.

What we eventually found a nice little 2 bed apartment in New Market which is still close enough to Uni. But for those who just want to use our muscle work instead of researching yourself. Here are some tips for finding accommodation around the university. You can also find student accommodation in the hip neighborhoods surrounding the university. The following are just a few tips to help you find a great place to live in Auckland. If you’re new to the city, you may want to learn more about the city’s neighbourhoods before you move in.

New Market

The suburb we eventually opted for. The City Campus of Auckland University is a five-hectare campus adjacent to Newmarket’s major business district. It will eventually provide the University with a site for expansion over the next fifty years. The first of these buildings is the Engineering and Science Faculty.

Apart from student residences, the university offers a range of private and shared accommodation. Apartments are typically small but are available for one or two people. There is no communal space to contend with in a studio apartment, making it ideal for people who don’t want to live with strangers. The price of an apartment can range from NZ $ 800 to NZ $ 1200 a month. Students can find the best accommodation according to their budget and needs using the Erasmus Play housing search engine. A tip on moving in, if you have a lot of stuff like we did, we chose to use a comparison site to find movers in Auckland. But if you have very little belongings, it’s just as easy hiring a van and doing it yourself.


If you’re considering studying in Auckland, you’ll want to find a neighbourhood that offers student-friendly housing. The city is incredibly diverse, with a great quality of life for residents. Students who choose to live in a suburban neighbourhood are usually much more likely to make friends with those living in nearby apartment complexes. If you’re a first-year student, Parnell is an excellent choice.

The University of Auckland has recently purchased a five-million-dollar mansion in Parnell for its student housing. The property features manicured gardens and a lap pool. It is the most expensive among the properties on the shortlist. However, students should keep in mind that the majority of the properties in this area are located in more expensive suburbs, such as Remuera and Parnell. Depending on the location of your student accommodation, you could pay anywhere from $1100 to $2500 a week.

Mont Albert

The Mount Albert district is home to several notable residents. Some of them are rugby player Sonny Bill Williams, actress Lucy Lawless, former Prime Minister Helen Clark, famous acoustician Sir Harold Marshall, and TVNZ’s Breakfast presenter Petra Bagust. Another well-known resident is triple Olympic gold medalist and world mile record holder Sir Peter Snell. Another prominent citizen of Mount Albert is the former rugby player Bryan Williams.

Located in the southwest corner of the city, the Mount Albert district is less than a 30-minute walk from the CBD. While the central Auckland neighbourhood is the most popular choice for university students, there are other neighbourhoods to consider.

Grey Lynn

Grey Lynn is an inner suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is located three kilometers west of the Auckland city centre. The suburb was amalgamated with Auckland in 1914. The population of Grey Lynn is approximately 11,720. This neighbourhood has many residential areas and a shopping centre at the intersection of Great North Road and Williamson Avenue. There is also a bus service between the area and the main Auckland University campus.

If you want to experience the old-fashioned charm of Grey Lynn, try walking through the neighborhood. The narrow streets with their rambling gardens are the perfect backdrop for a peaceful walk. The neighbourhood is roughly bound by Ponsonby Road and Great North Road, but spans many communities. Many residents keep chickens and bees or browse secondhand stores for a nice set of Crown Lynn teacups. It is a charming, relaxed place to live and explore.


The city of Remuera is a thriving inner-city suburb just four kilometres from the Auckland CBD. Students can take the bus from Remuera Shopping Centre to Stop E, at Auckland University for about $2. The bus journey takes approximately 21 minutes and includes stops at Auckland Domain, Waiata and Waiatarua Reserves, and Orakei Basin Reserve, which offers sheltered waters ideal for water-skiing. The city is also one of the most historic in New Zealand and the surrounding suburbs are well-established.

The central city is also an excellent choice for those looking to live near university facilities. With excellent outdoor activities, plenty of job opportunities, and a pristine waterfront location, Auckland is a popular choice for students.

Why We Wanted to Study Tourism and Travel in New Zealand


So, what sparked out thought you might ask. Well…

Did you know that New Zealand was named the best country by the Telegraph publication in the UK last year? This marks the fourth consecutive time this honor has been awarded to the country. New Zealand has amazing scenery, beautiful nature, and incredible adventures.

We think that these are enough reasons to convince us that studying tourism in New Zealand might be a good idea.

Thriving industry

New Zealand hosted a staggering 3.1 million tourists in 2015. This number is expected to rise to 4.9million by 2023, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. According to the Tourism Satellite Account 2016, New Zealand’s tourism sector is the country’s biggest earner of foreign currency and directly employs 7.5% of its workforce. The government is determined to increase the market share of New Zealand’s highly competitive global tourism sector. This will lead to increased demand for tourism professionals and travel.

This industry is huge and graduates have many career options in New Zealand and around the globe. The hospitality industry is a subset within the travel and tourism sector. It includes hotels, resorts, and other tourist attractions. You can also work as an airline pilot, which allows you to travel the world while on the job. Do you enjoy thrill-seeking? We sure do! You can work as an organiser or operator of adventure tours. Are you tired of the idea that you are always in an office? You can escape the monotony of office life by working on a cruise liner or as a tour guide. There are many options.

New Zealand has some amazing study programs

Students can experience the New Zealand Tourism College firsthand. Students can play tourist in the college’s program to better understand New Zealand and how to market it.

Many, such as the Eastern Institute of Technology have strong ties with industry partners that allow students to gain valuable experience in a workplace environment. Auckland University of Technology also offers a Bachelor of International Tourism Management that includes an industry placement during the final semester.

The University of Waikato and Victoria Univeristy also offer a tourism degree. The University of Otago is one of the most important centres for tourism research in Asia-Pacific. It offers a Bachelor of Commerce (Tourist Business) and its graduates have been known to be successful in finding employment in the country as well as internationally in a variety of tourism businesses. New Zealand universities also offer postgraduate programs in tourism.

New Zealand love tourists

If you want to make money while studying in New Zealand, then this is the perfect place for it. You can study and work at once without any hassle from immigration or other officials because of how international student-friendly they are with their policies. Plus, there’s plenty going on outside class hours too. Many jobs available in tour operations which provide excellent pay as well if interested; but remember that locals typically don’t need much coaching when visiting these attractions. But once you have finished your studies.

You can return home to start your career, or you could stay in the country and work there. Every country has a tourist industry, and they are always looking for people to join them. A degree in tourism from New Zealand is a great option, as it’s a large industry. New Zealand is one of the many places in the world that has diverse scenery and environments and a whole eco-system that thrives on the tourism industry.

Everyone wants to visit New Zealand

It’s both exciting and interesting to work in the global tourism and travel industry. Interacting with people from all walks and locations of the world allows you to make new friends. Many international students travel to New Zealand to study or work. You’ll make new friends and have the opportunity to meet people who can help you advance your career. New Zealand has something to offer everyone and from thrill seekers to corporate executives it has an environment where you can work hard and advance your career and play hard and enjoy adventures on the downtime. What a beautiful country.

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