Auckland's 'city of sails' reputation and natural beauty make it an ideal destination for tourists wishing to take part in sightseeing, but never fear, party-goers: 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. There is a great mix of bars, clubs and quirky establishments in Auckland from which visitors can choose, including a great live music scene. If one is looking for something totally different, Auckland does provide some establishments that are a bit of an oddity, such as a bar which constantly has the temperature set to minus five degrees Celsius and another which is furnished with a variety of beds and pillows which patrons can snuggle up in while enjoying a beverage.