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Big Night Out Queenstown

Party from bar to bar with Queenstown’s original pub crawl, five nights a week. Upgrade to include the Ice Bar on Wednesdays and Fridays or include the Party Boat Cruise on Tuesdays and Thursdays for only $10.

Blend Bar

Blend Bar and Café is the ultimate party bar in Wellington. Enjoy great drinks served by some of the best bartenders in town. Blend Bar has something different to offer every night. Situated in the heart of Wellington’s city centre, next to the Michael Fowler Centre, Blend Bar is perfect for an after work business meeting, dinner before catching a show or a big night out partying. 

Frenzi Pub Crawl Auckland

Frenzi Bar Crawl is a backpacker party night with an average of 100+ people every week – it is not to be missed. Join the team on a nightlife tour around the city, taking in some of Auckland’s best city pubs, bars and clubs. If you are looking for a fun way to introduce yourself to Auckland and an easy way to meet many like-minded people, join the crazy fun that is Frenzi.

Globe Bar

Globe Bar is a top traveller’s bar, with entertainment shows, wild themes and pool competitions every night – supported by some of Auckland’s finest DJs. No matter what day of the week, Globe Bar will be holding one of its wild parties that have established its reputation as an internationally renowned party bar, making it one of the first stops for backpackers looking for a good time.

Kiwi Crawl

Kiwi Crawl is Queenstown’s biggest bar crawl, original ice bar crawl and party cruise and crawl. Run five nights a week every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Kiwi Crawl has a great atmosphere and shows the best places in town to enjoy the night. You will also get loads of free drinks, pizza, photos, club and bar entry, drink discounts in 10 bars and the chance to win big prizes from local activities. 

Pipi Patch

Pipi Patch, known as Paihia’s party hostel, is a stone’s throw to the beach, shops, cafés and bars. Relax by the pool, soak in the hot spa under the stars, kick back with a beer out on the sundeck, or play a game of basketball in the courtyard. Pipi Patch also hosts one of Paihia’s coolest and most popular bars, providing frequent barbecues and night-long parties. 

Ponsonby Backpackers 

Ponsonby Backpackers hosts lively event nights for guests, which are held weekly in the summer season. The hostel is also located in a fantastic part of Auckland, which has a number of great bars and clubs, so be sure to have a few beers by the barbecue before hitting the strip.