Some things are only better at night. We’re thinking of wildlife, deciding to work in the dark, New Zealand’s stunning night sky and partying with pals to end your day. Nighttime bungee jumps, mountain biking, and skiing hardly scratch the surface of New Zealand’s adventure scene. So with all that in mind, we decided to make a list. Book all the fantastic things to do at night in New Zealand.
Campfire Storytelling – Things To Do in New Zealand After Dark
Toast marshmallows and listen to the tales of your fellow campers. Check for fire warnings or no signs of flames before you light up! Our favorite site for a campfire is near North Beach in Westport.
New Zealand boasts some of the best dark skies for observing stars in the Southern Hemisphere.
Backcountry night riding
Some mountain biking parks open after midnight. Rent lights at Woodhill Mountain Bike Park in Auckland on Wednesdays. Watch for special night riding events.
When the sky is too overcast to see the stars, you can always try to find some glowworms. Glowworms can be seen at a variety of locations in New Zealand.
Take a dip in the warm pool and unwind.
Whether it’s in one of the naturally heated pools near Rotorua and Taupo, or at some posh heated pool facility, it’s a place to unwind and watch the sunset.
Fishing at night – Things To Do in New Zealand After Dark
Night fishing has many advantages, including more active fish, less competition, and no risk of sunburn. You must obtain a valid fishing license before heading out.
To ski at night – Things To Do in New Zealand After Dark
Lights are installed for Park After Dark at Coronet Peak in Queenstown throughout winter. On the weekends, go skiing or horseback riding till 9 p.m.
It’s Time to Get Your Bungy On!
See the bright lights of Queenstown from above as you bungee jump in whichever fashion you like. This is a winter-only event.
Look for the Southern Hemisphere’s Aurora Borealis
If you travel to Antarctica at the appropriate time and stay in the right spot, you might be able to witness the polar activity of the Southern Lights, also known as the Aurora Australis. Discover more in When and Where to See the Southern Northern Lights in New Zealand.