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Auckland Travel Guide

Auckland Nightlife

Auckland''s ''city of sails'' reputation and natural beauty make it an ideal destination for tourists wishing to take part in sightseeing and various other activities. Surpassing its daytime reputation Auckland comes alive at night. With clubs, bars, cinemas, dance clubs and pubs, Auckland is arguably the kiwi nightlife capital. The Tourist Times is a great source of hip and happening entertainment listings and is distributed free of charge throughout the city.

The city has a great selection of clubs and bars catering for up and coming businessmen, highflyers and young students. The main nightlife areas include High Street, Ponsonby, Viaduct Harbour, Parnell and Karangahape Street. Urge on Karangahope Street attracts a trendy crowd, while Flirt on the corner of Pitt Street is a great place to relax and watch the crowd. The Paddington on St George''s Bay Road is filled with big screen TVs and gets packed later on in the evening. The hedonistic business crowd tend to migrate to Iguacu in the Parnell area. For those wishing to dance the night away head to Lime on Ponsonby, Club 4:20 on Karangahape, Coco Club on Fort Lane and Suede on Symonds Street. If you''re into the live music scene then the best bars to try is Galatos on Galatos Street. Some quirky nightspots in Auckland are Minus 5, an ice bar with the temperature set at a constant five degrees below zero; Honey, which has more than 30 choices of champagne on offer; and Chic at Viaduct Harbour which is kitted out with a selection of beds and pillows instead of tables. The Northern Steamship Company is a must with a selection of their own beers and a bizarre selection of table lamps glued to the ceiling.

Travel guide by (c) Globe Media Ltd. By its very nature much of the information in this travel guide is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they're relying with the relevant authorities. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.

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