Night owls understand the allure of night time. Try visiting a city in the daytime and then in the night; you will be amazed by the difference. Less traffic, less chaos, less crowd and less heat. All you need to do is find a reliable car rental in Auckland book a comfortable sedan to zoom through the city after dark.
Here are 7 ways in which you can explore Auckland when the sun goes down:
Moonlit Ocean Dip
Explore Hauraki Gulf islands by hopping on an overnight cruise, nibbling on cheese and sipping drinks. Goat Island Marine Reserve offers night diving package where you can indulge in kayaking, snorkelling and swimming.
Shop and Eat at the Night Markets
If you detest shopping in a super crowded market, then evening/night markets are worth visiting. Discover the vast range of local and international delicacies, arts & crafts, clothing, games and jewellery in the Auckland night markets. You could head to Papatoetoe under KMart, Pakuranga under The Warehouse, and Botany Town Centre under Hoyts. Live entertainers, fortune-tellers, clowns and masseuses will keep you engaged once you are tired of eating and shopping.
Dance the Night Away
Auckland’s vibrant club scene is apt for those who love partying the night away. Auckland CBD, Wynyard Quarter & North Wharf, Britomart, Ponsonby, and Viaduct Harbour are dotted with bars and nightclubs that will make your nightlife in the city very exciting.
Night Sky Watching
Love gazing at the night sky? Spend time looking at the stars and constellations at the Stardome Observatory & Planetarium. The 360-degree, immersive theatre with recliner chairs will take you on a virtual tour where you can take in the beauty of the universe.
Animal Safari Nights
Auckland Zoo arranges Safari Nights for those who are not afraid of the dark. The adventurous safari is filled with a torch-night quest and barbeque dinner, all among wild creatures like elephants, lions, bats, hippos and rhinos.
Movies Under the Night Sky
Who wouldn’t love to watch a movie in the open sky? Wynyard Quarter, Central Auckland’s modern waterfront precinct, screens movies every week in the summers. There’s also a night market to get a quick bite to eat with lots of fun activities for family and kids.
Add canyoning to the list while exploring Auckland after-dark if an adrenaline rush is what you seek. Located around the gorgeous Waitakere Ranges, cruise through the thick forest, gushing waterfall, and underground caves.