Why Kaplan English students love the Auckland nightlife

With New Zealand’s incredible range of adventure sports in Auckland’s surrounding seas and lush mountains, you’d expect everyone to be too worn out to carry on partying after dark. Luckily, they aren’t.

In fact, Auckland is one of the liveliest places to be once the sun sets, especially if you’re heading to one of Mexican café’s live Latin music nights. With spicy sounds and even spicier food, plus over 25 varieties of fiery tequila to choose from, this is definitely one of Auckland’s hottest nightspots.

Need to cool off? Then take your friends from Kaplan International Colleges’ Auckland School to the innovative Minus 5 bar. Here, everything from the walls to the glasses is made out of ice and kept at a cool -5 degrees...the only bar where a fluffy coat is part of the dress code! Back outside, Auckland’s warm streets still hold a lot to explore. Why not enjoy beautiful harbour views and tasty New Zealand seafood at Soul restaurant or play poker all night long at the 24 hour Skycity casino?

Next, spot tropical themed Bungalow 8’s celebrity clientele, including Justin Timberlake, and sip on award winning New Zealand themed ‘velvet kiwi’ cocktails. At the other end of the scale, the traditional English Cock and Bull pub is perfect for a relaxed round of drinks with your fellow students from Kaplan’s Auckland school.

Follow this with a trip to Shadows, Auckland’s most popular student bar, with a weekly schedule offering every musical genre from reggae to 80’s, plus quizzes and karaoke. Hip hop fans will prefer the sleek black and white décor or Auckland’s 4:20 club, or the underground drum and bass beats and big name DJ’s of Zen.

After all this, you still haven’t even begun to uncover a fraction of Auckland’s nightlife potential. From live music, cinema and dance to ballet and theatre, the list of things to do in Auckland is endless…we challenge you to get through it all during your stay!

Already taken up the challenge? Leave a comment to tell everyone all about your best nights out in Auckland.

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