Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a population of over 1.5 million people. It is located in the north of the country on the Waitemata Harbour. Auckland is a diverse and multicultural city, with a large Polynesian population. The city is home to some of the country's most famous landmarks, including the Sky Tower, the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the volcanic cones of Mount Eden and One Tree Hill. Auckland is a major commercial and cultural center, with a thriving arts and nightlife scene. The city is also home to some of the best beaches in New Zealand, including Mission Bay, Piha and Takapuna.