Auckland is probably New Zealand’s most vibrant nightlife destination. That is not surprising given that it is New Zealand’s largest city! Whether you’re jet-lagged or just a night owl, there are plenty of things to do in Auckland at night, like night market or escape room, especially since we’ve compiled this list of Auckland night activities just for you!
Some Beautiful Pictures Of Auckland At Night
Let’s take a look at some beautiful pictures of Auckland at night!
7 Things To Do In Auckland At Night
Explore the Auckland Club Scene
First and foremost, let us address the obvious! Auckland has some of the best nightlife in New Zealand, so take advantage of that before heading to your next destination. There are many awesome bars and clubs in Auckland’s city center and hipster suburbs. Why not go on a backpacker bar crawl and meet people from all over the world? Find out more about Auckland’s nightlife options right here!
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View the Sunset from Mt Eden
Mt Eden is Auckland’s highest natural vantage point, making it an ideal location for watching the sunset. It only takes 5-10 minutes to walk from the bottom of Mt Eden to the summit, where you will see not only panoramic views but also a deep crater. You can also drive to the summit or park at the Puhi Huia Road car park and walk from there.
Clive Road, Glenfell Place, Batger Road, Hillside Crescent, Rautangi Road, and Owens Road are the starting points for walks.
Rangitoto Island By Kayak
Evening kayak trips leave from St Heliers Bay to Rangitoto Island, Auckland’s youngest volcano. It’s an hour’s climb from there to the summit of the volcanic island, where you can watch the sunset over the city all the way to the Waitakere Ranges.
Canyoning at Night
Canyoning is thrilling during the day, but it’s something else at night! Canyoning entails jumping, abseiling, swimming, hiking, scrambling, sliding, and any other method of traversing a river canyon. 5-hour trips leave Auckland city for Piha in the Waitakere Ranges, which serves as your natural playground for the evening!
In an Escape Room, Your Mind Will Be Boggled
Yes, Auckland has plenty of escape rooms! These puzzle games challenge you to escape a room as quickly as possible with only a few cryptic clues to guide you. Set your difficulty level, and try to escape before the escape room venues close, which is usually around 10 p.m.
Location: There are escape rooms in Auckland City Centre, the North Shore, and Escape Hunt in Takapuna.
Visit the Auckland Night Market
Markets are very important in New Zealand. It’s usually an early morning mission to enjoy fresh produce and street food, but there’s an option for the night owl in Auckland. There are five Auckland Night Markets to choose from, with most staying open until 11 p.m. or 12 a.m.
Locations: Botany Town Centre under Hoyts on Wednesdays from 5 pm-11 pm; Henderson under Kmart on Thursdays from 5.30 pm-11 pm; Papatoetoe under KMart on Fridays from 5.30 pm-12 am; Pakuranga under The Warehouse on Saturdays from 5.30 pm-12 am; and Glenfield Mall under Countdown on Sundays from 5.30 pm-11 pm.
Paintball at Night: Shoot Your Friends
Night paintball exists! Getting hit by paint pellets hurts even more in the dark. Get a large group together and shoot each other for three hours straight.
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