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1. Get out on the water

Discover a different side of Auckland’s harbours and Hauraki Gulf. Join a guided sunset kayak tour to Rangitoto Island and see the city lights from the summit, or take a dinner or overnight cruise around the Waitemata Harbour and the gulf islands.

2. Dinner at the night markets

Join the locals at Auckland’s lively night markets for delicious dishes from around the world, plus arts, crafts, jewellery and more. The atmosphere’s great, but with more than 200 stalls, the hard part is choosing. Find a market near you.

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3. Concerts and local events

From the world’s biggest music acts live in concert to international sporting events; theatre and comedy to cultural festivals, there’s something happening every night of the week in Auckland.

4. Explore the night sky

Discover the stars of the Southern Hemisphere and faraway galaxies in the immersive theatre at Auckland’s Stardome Observatory and Planetarium. Gaze into space through the huge telescopes and explore the interactive space gallery.

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5. Choose a spa treatment

Auckland’s inner-city spas are a luxurious escape, using ancient principles and modern techniques to leave you feeling relaxed and recharged. Many are open into the evenings; book in advance so you don’t miss out.

6. Wine and dine in style

Some of New Zealand’s top chefs have set up in Auckland, each offering their own unique take on contemporary cuisine. Linger over a degustation menu or have dinner before a show – with award-winning wine to match of course.

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7. See the city lights from above

Head up the Sky Tower in the glass-fronted lift and see the city lights from the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand. Dine at Auckland’s only 360-degree revolving restaurant or take in the amazing views of the sunset from the observation platforms.

8. Dance the night away

Hit the dance floor at one of Auckland’s many bars and clubs. There’s something for every taste, whether you're looking for a chilled-out pub with a live band, DJs spinning the latest tracks, or somewhere a little bit fancy. If you're in the city centre, check out popular spots in Ponsonby, Britomart, or K' Road.

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9. Scare yourself silly

Visit Spookers, Australasia’s only haunted attraction scream park. Walk through the haunted house, brave the Freaky Forest and take on the creepy CornEvil maze. Spookers is strictly R16 after dark when the dead come out to play. 

10. Go night canyoning

If climbing through caves and abseiling down a waterfall with just a headlamp and glow-worms to light your way sounds like your kind of night, join a guided tour in the Waitakere Ranges rainforest.