There’s no demystify mg that some activities are just better done at tonight, though enjoyable in the day, having the night time glow and staying out late is just more alluring. We have found five activities that re great to do in the day, but even better by Night.
West Coast Beaches
The rugged West Coast is a stunner. Fine black sands, mighty surf and the roar of the ocean combine into a stunning view and unforgettable experience. The only thing better than a West Coast beach is a West Coast beach by night. Pack a picnic, cuddle up under a blankie, slip your arm around your loved one and watch as the sun drifts across the sky, lighting it up with rich hues of orange, pink and purple. This is the classic sunset picnic date at its best.
Play Night-time Golf
If you need to let of a bit of steam or just need to entertain a large group look no further, because Auckland has you sorted. If you need to just whack some balls out into the dead of night, then head to the diving range out by the airport, but if you need to entertain, have some drinks and impress a group, then head to Holey Moley. This bar slash golf course, situated on the stunning Viaduct Harbour is open until 1am. On the bottom floor, there are two nine-hole courses, with each hole crazier than the next. Think trying to get a hole-in-one on an Operation board or on a crowd surfing stage. There’s a Hobbiton hole, a crazy clown hole and even an ET hole. Each one is designed for interaction—you can hop on the bike with ET to reach the sky or sit on a Harley Davidson for some speed. Holy Moley also has a bar that makes some very delicious cocktails!
Night views of Auckland Views At The SkyTower
One can truly appreciate the beauty of Auckland at night from up high—and what better way to do so than at one of the restaurants or cafes in the SkyTower? For the most opulent of treats, head to the 53rd floor where the team at The Sugar Club will serve up delicious dishes, under the guidance of Peter Gordon. Further down, Orbit 360 offers great food while rotating around the SkyTower, so north, west, east or south—you see it all.
Devour Late Night Sweet Treats
We’re all familiar with the phenomenon of a midnight craving—waking up with your tummy rumbling and rummaging through the fridge in search of something to satisfy your hunger. Well, the good news is you can get your sugar fix at a myriad of Auckland venues. Our favourites? Check out The Fed for their ‘late shift’ menu which includes a scrumptious New York cheesecake or pop on down to Giapo, serving up out-of-this-world gelato right into the night. And your sweet tooth aches most nights, you can always work your way down our list of places where you can satisfy your late-night cravings.
Play Paintball In The Dark
For those of you with a competitive streak, night-time paintball is the ultimate evening activity. Asylum Paintball challenges you to prove your stealth, aim and courage by trumping in a night-time game. Run across their indoor-outdoor arena, practising tactical moves and getting some exercise while you’re at it. In the evening the arena is illuminated by light, making it a stunning place for ruthless competition. It’s one of the best things to do in Auckland at night.