New Zealand Nightlife

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New Zealand Nightlife

  • Christchurch Casino

    Christchurch Nightlife

    Although New Zealand has a gambling problem, and we must hear and read every now and then how horrible it is to go to a casino, I quite like the Christchurch Casino. For those who are no gambling addicts it is ok to go there, and it is much more than gambling. In fact we mostly go there not for gambling at all but for lunch and dinner. They have...

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  • Sky City

    Auckland Nightlife

    This theatre is the newest entertainment venue in the city. The theatre caters for 700 patrons and provides the state-of-the-art technology. Events at the theatre are from major local and international performers in rock, pop, jazz, dance, theatre and cabaret. For details on events, Ph. 0800/759-2489

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  • Welsh Dragon Bar

    Wellington Nightlife

    The Welsh Dragon Bar is located on an island between Cambridge Tce and Kent St in a what was once a public toilet. It was a toilet stop for the trams and plays on both Welsh culture and former building purpose with their motto - "come in for a leek". I met Craic and Kiwi here for the start of a pub crawl and it was very quiet indeed - lots on...

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  • The Holy Grail

    Christchurch Nightlife

    This is a Night Club in Christchurch, The beats are awesome, The people and dancing is wicked, it makes for a pretty great night out. With 'The Strip' & Boulivard just down the road, close to central town (in it) & with the rest of the clubs right down the street, you have your pick of them! Decent dress Formal No gang patches etc

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  • The Thistle Inn

    Wellington Nightlife

    The Thistle Inn is an interesting place to visit for an evening drink. It's history begins in 1840, where it stood very near to the waterfront until land was reclaimed in 1876 pushing the foreshore further away. Check out the photos on the wall, depicting this. Some photos from early years and comparisons with how things are now. There is a lot of...

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  • City Views at Night

    Christchurch Nightlife

    Not much about it really, but THE square in town. The cathedral is beautiful and well worth a visit. At night, even in mid-winter, when this picture was taken, there's lots of people out there. Souvenir shops, Internet cafes, Starbucks, the Visitor's Centre, restaurants...well, I guess, it simply is THE place to start your tour of Christchurch....

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  • The Court Theatre

    Christchurch Nightlife

    The Court Theatre has been putting on quality productions for many many years and it should rank highly on your list of things to do when the sun goes down. The theatre is broken into two stages with Court two very small and intimate (be aware of this as you may feel a little uncomfortable with the actors right in your face - if this is your thing...

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  • cokers

    Christchurch Nightlife

    apart from cokers bar, which is where i spent mos of my time as it sold beer for $3.50, £1 at the time! and cos it was next door it was easy to stagger up the stairs to bed! in town - the bars along oxford terrace are great at the weekend, open til 6am, pumping muisc and the beer flowing! names that stick in my mind - hogshead(juist off the terrace...

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  • Dux de Lux

    Christchurch Nightlife

    Dux de Lux is Latin for Masters of the Finest and they keep up their name especially with their beer. The Dux is good for both a bite to eat and place to meet and has been around since 1978. The main nights here are Friday and Saturday with a live band normally playing in the Tavern Bar. The sort of music is generally alternative rock so a good...

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  • Great spot for a beer

    My husband has a friend who lives in Auckland. Like my husband he is an obsessive follower of Walsall F.C. Sad, I know. He introduced us to the Shakespeare Hotel and BreweryThis is New Zealand's first Brewpub situated on the corner of Wyndam and Albert Street in Central Auckland. It is also a ten bedroom hotel.This old English style pub is around a...

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  • Wining it in Whangarei

    This place is at the back of buildings hiding down an alleyway. Real laidback with an upmarket feel. Drop in for a wine but just know it is expensive. They have a good selection of wines - most boutique wine, going off the top of my memory, i remember the cheapest bottle was $48NZD. They mainly serve imported beer - which is very expensive....

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  • Bar

    Open from lunch to evening serving drinks and meals. They got big screens here for the sport.Their also well reknown for their stone grill menu. This is where you order your selection of meats/seafood. They give you a really hot stone and you start cooking your own meal.Entertaining but then the novelty wears off. Don't get that if you are really...

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  • RnB club

    Heaven is a nightclub and plays hiphop and RnB music. They make cocktails and sell alot of RTD's(ready to drink aka lollie water) and beer for those who prefer that. The have pool tables and a small dancefloor. Good if your into that scene. Downside about this club is when it gets packed, feels like there is no air conditioning. I could swear there...

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  • 1st Class Live Entertainment & Food

    The Playhouse is set off by itself, about a 25 minute drive from Motueka; it's more or less by it's lonesome, which adds a certain mystique to the evening. The surrounding area is beautiful and well kept, with a lovely little pond filled with water fowl flowing beneath a small bridge to nowhere. A three course meal plus the play will run you $75...

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  • Legal highs

    When I was in Christchurch I met some guys who seemed to have having an extra special time on the town if you know what I mean. I asked them what they had taken and they told me about a shop that sold legal herbal drugs. The next day my girlfriend and I decided to seek out this so called store out of interest. We bought these things called wizzers...

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  • Gambling

    Sky City Casino (formerly Harrah's Sky City Casino) is located at the base of Sky Tower in the Central Business District of Auckland. It opens round the clock and everyday. There are approximately 1,600 slot machines and more than 100 classic table games spread over two levels. It is the only casino in Auckland and the second in New Zealand.Sky...

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  • Pub Crawl in Wellington

    Wellington is one of the best cities in New Zealand, to go make yourself a pubcrawl.You could start of in one of the many pubs on Cuba Street, and end the evening in the Courtenay Place District, where entertainment awaits you everywhere! If youré on a pubcrawl, you don´t have to impress everyone with your clothing style, but it´s rather about...

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  • Pub Crawl in Wellington

    Wellington is one of the best cities in New Zealand, to go make yourself a pubcrawl.You could start of in one of the many pubs on Cuba Street, and end the evening in the Courtenay Place District, where entertainment awaits you everywhere! If youré on a pubcrawl, you don´t have to impress everyone with your clothing style, but it´s rather about...

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  • Pub Crawl in Wellington

    Wellington is one of the best cities in New Zealand, to go make yourself a pubcrawl.You could start of in one of the many pubs on Cuba Street, and end the evening in the Courtenay Place District, where entertainment awaits you everywhere! If youré on a pubcrawl, you don´t have to impress everyone with your clothing style, but it´s rather about...

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  • Where??

    If you are in Wellington for a weekend evening and are looking for a night out, Courtney Place is very lively with loads of places to go. The more commercial places are obvious and hard to miss but venture down a side street e.g. Blair St and find something more tasteful. Depends what your into

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  • What the %$#@

    What's with christchurch and halloween. Seems like the locals took to it real hard. A night out on the town is all the reason you need to dress up. Regular friday night in christchurch mean's you will shake a leg with roller girl, vampire brides, hoes and super heroes.

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  • Octagon Oasis

    Dunedin's main city center is the octagon. There is a smaller INNER octagon and an outer octagon. The inner octagon has most of the clubs and pubs/bars with cafe style open seating and live music. As you fan out into the outer octagon you start to get more focused music options (rave clubs, rock joints etc).Small by anyone's standards dunedin city...

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  • Auckland Viaduct/ Marina Front

    Dotted all over the auckland viaduct are cafe's that moonlight as clubs as the sun sets. With stunning views and a big percentage of locals, the marina is a brilliant place to pub hop and give those dancing shoes a much needed workout. Dress nice.. you never know who you could meet.

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  • Skycity Tower

    This place is packed with people at night albeit slightly expensive. Nevertheless its still worth the visit as this is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. Experience the glass elevator and panel while on the viewing area! Smart casual

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  • Viaduct area

    This place might seem a little quiet in the afternoon but as soon as the work crowd gets out it fills up pretty fast . It's a fun place with a big range of clientele....people in business suits and touristy backpacker types.The pizza is good ...so are the calamari. They have a good wine list , lots of beers and tequila too! Casual

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  • Vulcan Lane- for the after work crowd

    OK so maybe it has nothing to do with New Zealand but we really enjoyed this bar/restaurant.It has a good selection of beers and wines and the mussels are excellent....and they at least are very true kiwi! There was a pretty good crowd there even on a week night. Whatever!!

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  • Christchurch Dance Clubs

    Christchurch has a great nightclub scene if you are into dance music (ie drum&bass, house, trance etc). With places such as Ministry, Mansion, Eye Spy, Carbon, Base and the Civic Christchurch is well wet up if you are a bit younger and have plenty of energy. The flavour of the places vary from more Trance and House to full on Drum&base. If you are...

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  • Courtenay Place, Wellington

    Courtenay Place is the one of the main spots to go out for an ale or 10 if you're in that sort of mood. With Bars such as Molly Mallone's it's a vibrant place to go for a big night out. There are a large number of bars, night-clubs and coffee shops to keep you going all night long. Dress code varies quite a bit with the posher places obviously...

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  • Un-beatable Nighttime Entertainment

    Get yourself a sheet, blanket or sleeping bag. Lay on your back and look up at the stars. Try to spot the Southern Cross, Milky Way, Orion, and shooting stars. We say the "Sky Lab" satellites a few times wandering their way across the sky.An unbeatable experience!! Jeans and a Sweatshirt. Also insect repellent. : )

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  • Auckland's Harbour -- Full of Nighttime...

    The area around Auckland's harbour is a great place for eating and bar-hopping. We only had one night in Auckland, so we can't rerally make any specific recommendations, but we found a great place to eat just by asking a friendly local. There are plenty of bar and restaurants that allow for al fresco dining and drinking, there was an outdoor movie...

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  • Nightlife? NOpe Nope Nope

    If you are looking for nightlife trip, New Zealand definitely won't included in the list.Besides Auckland (the biggest city in New Zealand), the places we found crowded at night were Queestown (South Island) with tourists everywhere, and also Wellington (Capital of New Zealand). In some rural places, the supermarket will be closed at 7pm, and hard...

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  • Drinks in Queenstown

    If you're in Queenstown you have to go to Winnie Bagos. Was my favourite bar with the most random people!

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  • The coolest experience in Auckland

    This is a bar made of ice!! You pay about $18 USD and get 1 free vodka drink with entry. They also provide you with a warm jacket, boots, and gloves. You can only stay inside the bar for 30 minutes but it is a pretty cool experience to do one time only. There are heaps of ice sculptures inside and really everything is made out of ice - including...

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  • Great pizza and beer

    This is an awesome bar in downtown Queenstown. They have great wood-fired pizzas, I recommend the Mexican pizza! They also have a specialty draught on tap. Beers are $2 after 12 every night of the week. They also have a roof that opens, so when weather permits you can see the stars while you dance! Well worth a visit!! Nice dress required.

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  • alternative auckland

    it is a great chillout place, when i was there, there was a dj playing great eletronic 8house) music in the begining of the evening - sme people were dancing, later on there was chillout music and it was really great because there were zofas so u could really relax as plain as possible

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  • Christchurch and Wellington

    Both cities have a huge nightlife right in the middle of town. Wellington has a slightly more upmarket nightlife - it is the capital, hence you have lots of public servants and business types. Christchurch has far more students, so you can go to flash clubs without being dressed in a suit. The best thing about these places is that they both have...

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  • The best nighlife in NZ

    The best nightlife is definitely in Taupo. Start in the pub, watching rugby with the locals and hop to a few other pubs afterwards, with your lastpub being Mulligan's. If you feel the booze kicking in take your a$$ up the stairs into the Holy Cow for a boogy and some more drinks and a whole lot of fun. Everyone is here and it's the perfect night...

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  • Auckland Harbour

    Settle yourself on the terrace of Danny Doolan's in the harbour of Auckland and you're in for a great time. The rpices of the drinks are reasonable and if the weather is good you'll get a nice tan too. The harbour is a happening place so someting is always going on.

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  • Theme party nights

    This is one of the best party pubs in the whole of New Zealand. The Kiwi Experience bus stops at Lake Mahinapua's Poo Pub, with the oldest pub owner in the world, Les. He is a great guy and has a fantastic pub. It's awful and that makes it so great. Every evening there is a different theme and we had bin bags. So we had to create our own costumes...

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  • Back to basics

    You do not have to travel to another country and spend every night in a night club, you can do that at home! Why not take a night to do something different? My wife and I found a secluded spot, safely built a fire and spent a quiet night together taking in a part of this beautiful part of the world.

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  • Nite outing...

    Lively DJ and band scenes, particularly in the larger cities, have given New Zealand's night life a renewed vibrancy. You will find a variety of night-clubs, cabarets, pubs, concerts and live performances to choose from, and there are also four casinos, in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Dress is informal and relaxed on most...

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  • Pub Crawl!

    In NZ, they have these things called pub crawls-where a group of people rent out a bus for the night and the bus drives you around to different pubs (usually within a city). I went on one through my University and had a blast. They are really fun. Some of the buses have a dance floor where the back seats used to be and most (if not all) of the pub...

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  • Be Prepared

    Be prepared to drink and dance to the early hours of the morning. Some bars are open until 6 or 7 the next morning. In Wellington Courtney Place is the place to go where you can find ethnic restaurants galore, fast food, greasy spoon diners, and of course numerous dance clubs. Most places require you to have clean tidy and dressy clothes. Some...

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  • an evening walk

    I think the very best nightlife we had was the walk along Statehighway 6 late at night with our nature guide at the Moeraki Lodge. Seeing the Southern Cross, glowworms and hearing the opposums was great. wrap up warm.

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  • Plenty of Nightlife

    You will find a variety of night-clubs, cabarets, pubs, concerts and live performances to choose from, and there are also two casinos, in Auckland and Christchurch, which are open 24 hours a day. AUCKLAND Casino : Sky City Casino is open 24 hrs, 7 days a week and has over 1,000 gaming machines. You need to be 20 yrs of age to enter the casino...

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New Zealand Nightlife

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New Zealand's best nightlife is the birds and creatures out in the bush. We are just not reknown for our social nightlife for the two-legged human creatures

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