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New Zealand Nightlife

Sky City Tower, AucklandIt wasn't that long ago that NZ was an isolated and somewhat insular part of the world. These days, thanks to communications, technology and tourism it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan country that has retained all of its natural beauty.

If you want to dine out there's something for every taste and budget - Italian, seafood, Thai, Indian, French, Chinese and so on - all made from the finest, freshest locally grown produce and complimented by terrific New Zealand wines. There are also great bars, cafes, brasseries and nightclubs.

The late Graham Chapman related a story about touring NZ with Monty Pythons Flying Circus in the 1960's. On his breakfast menu was a choice of a one-egg omelet, a two-egg omelet or a three-egg omelet. Feeling hungry he opted for the three-egg omelet and an omelet duly arrived with three fried eggs on top. You won't find a menu like that today (but if you do, tell us - we'd love to go there!).

Wellington nightlifeThe nightlife in most cities around the world reflects the personality of the place - it's the same in New Zealand. Auckland is sophisticated and, at the same time, bold and brassy. The America's Cup has had much to do with recent changes to the city. Not only have more restaurants and nightclubs sprung up to cater for tourism, with predictions that the Cup will stay in the City of Sails for the next 25 years, Auckland these days walks with a confident swagger. Check out the restaurants in the inner suburbs of Parnell and Ponsonby or the seaside suburbs of Mission Bay and St Heliers. For nightlife, head for the narrow arteries of Lorne Street, High Street and Vulcan Lane.

Wellington is cosmopolitan and vibrant, and a bit more relaxed than Auckland. There's a variety of swish, classy pubs, trendy bars and brasseries as well as fine dining and nightclubs. There are over 400 restaurants and a wine and food guide can be picked up at the Visitor Information Centre in Civic Square. The Opera Bar on Courtenay Place was voted in the Top 25 in the world by Newsweek magazine. Cuba Theatrical perfomance actor, WellingtonStreet rocks into the small hours and is home to Logan Brown, named New Zealand's Best Restaurant. One of the best cafés is the Parade Café on Oriental Parade. And, for one of the world's largest range of naturally fermented beers on tap, head for The Malthouse, an historic pub on Willis Street.

Christchurch, in the South Island, is a little cooler, a little more conservative, but still classy and fun.
This is a city that loves eating out there are some of the country's best restaurants from pub gardens to fine dining. Have a flutter at the casino, soak in the café culture or enjoy some theatre. Also in the South Island is Queenstown where the nightlife is legendary with the après-ski crowd. It's a party atmosphere all year round with over a hundred bars and restaurants to choose from.


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