With a growing number of domestic and overseas tourists visiting Auckland, and enhanced tourism infrastructure, our tourism sector continues to play an important role in Auckland’s economy and in developing our identity as an international city.

At a glance*

  • $3.37bn of Auckland’s GDP (3.5%)
  • 4.3% annual growth over last 5 years
  • 55,000 workers

* in 2018.
Currency: NZD
Source: Infometrics Ltd. 2019.


The year to March 2019 saw a significant 2.74m international visitor arrivals to Auckland, an increase of 0.7% on the previous year. Auckland has seen an average of 7.0% growth in international visitor arrivals per annum over the last five years


Labour force

In 2018, Auckland’s tourism sector employed 55,000 people – 6.2% of Auckland’s workforce.