Some people describe the nightlife in New Zealand as “vibrant” or “exciting.” Others see it as more relaxed and cozy. In reality, visitors will find a little bit of both depending on where they look.

3324758847_c93c4ac7d8_bSome of the most exciting bars and restaurants can be found in the Brittomart Precinct in Auckland. A number of old warehouses and packing sheds have been converted into new clubs that give partyers venues overlooking the waterfront. Beside this area is the Viaduct marina which is also lined with restaurants and bars in addition to super yachts.

Te Whero Bridge is a short walk from there, bringing visitors to North Wharf, a great choice for partyers who want to enjoy some serious food with their drinks. Another popular party spot in Auckland is Karangahape Road, known locally as K’ Road, where the alternative crowd hangs out.

For those looking for nightlife that is a little more low-key, Christchurch is a good place to go. Aikmans has leather sofas around the fireplace in the courtyard where visitors can enjoy a relaxing evening looking at the sky. If it’s sports you are into, Ferry Speight’s Ale House has big screen TVs to watch the game while enjoying the brew.

A Different Kind of Nightlife

For tourists looking for excitement after the sun goes down outside of the bars, there are lots of activities that they can engage in as well. Campfire storytelling, nighttime mountain biking, glow worm spotting, night skiing, bungy jumping, and skiing are just some of the activities offered at night. It’s also the best time to spot some types of wildlife for those who want to see as much of the unique nature in the country as possible.

New Zealand has an extensive range of activities for tourists to enjoy, both in the daylight and after dark. There is always something to do, even for night owls who don’t call it quits once the sun goes down.