With a population of 1.45 million people, roughly one third of New Zealand's entire population reside in Auckland.
The water's never far away, with beautiful west-coast surf beaches and the Hauraki Gulf at its doorstep, where large number of yachts grace the Waitemata Harbour.
An hour away from the city lies dense tracts of rainforest, thermal springs, wineries and wildlife reserves. The city has attracted a sizeable population of Asians and Pacific Islanders in recent years, and the city is as multi-cultural as it gets.
Auckland is generally a fairly safe place to visit for women digital nomads but it pays to keep your wits about you if you're walking alone late at night.
The best times to visit Auckland are April and October. These shoulder months offer pleasant temperatures and thin tourist crowds.
Expect higher prices and crowd during the peak season (November through March), but you'll also luxuriate in the sunshine.
The city of sails is in full outdoors mode in January with lots of events, festivals with great city beaches packed with sun-seekers.