Auckland preview

New Zealand

Auckland is a great city for families and a wonderful place to raise children. Wherever you go in the city, you run into parents with children – at restaurants and cafes as well as on the beaches and at the numerous parks that dot the landscape. On weekends, it seems nearly every grassy area in the city is hosting a youth soccer or rugby game or a cricket match. And those kids who aren’t playing a team sport are likely competing in a youth run or triathlon, or splashing in the water, or playing on a playground.

Auckland is a safe city with a very low crime rate. Gun ownership is not legal for most residents, so you don’t need to worry that your child’s next…