Seven Reasons Auckland Beats Sydney

“Like most Aussies I know, I’ve spent my life poking fun at our Kiwi cousins, mostly because of the way they say ‘fush n’ chups’,” Andrew Brown (pictured) writes for

“Despite this, in December 2015 I traded in my beloved Bondi Beach for Auckland, joining the 25,272 other people who migrated east across the ditch that year, compared to 24,504 who went the other way, according to Statistics NZ.”

“The City of Sails has swept up and stolen my Sydney heart.”

Brown lists seven reasons why Auckland is better than Sydney, including affordable avocados, cheaper rent, less traffic and “beautiful scenery at your doorstep.”

“It’s a well-known fact that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and a lot of what this land has to offer is easily accessible from Auckland,” Brown writes.

“In the same time it would take you to get from George Street to Hornsby, you can be well on your way up a one-lane road north to the incredibly beautiful Bay of Islands, or southwest to the dramatic Coromandel coastline. New Zealand’s version of Byron Bay. Raglan, is less than a three hour drive away.

“When I miss my Aussie mates, a day out at Randwick Racecourse, a dip at Bronte or a hit at Moore Park, the great thing about Auckland is that Sydney is only a two and a half hour flight away – about half the duration of Sydney to Perth. Choice ay?”

Original article by Andrew Brown,, April 13, 2017.

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