Tourists hitting bars, nightclubs before traditional tourist spots - Uber

A crowd in a nightclub
The most requested tourist destinations in our three major cities are largely clubs and bars, Uber revealed on Sunday. Photo credit: Getty

New figures released by Uber suggest international tourists are coming to New Zealand not for the scenery or extreme sports, but for the pumping nightlife.

The most requested tourist destinations in our three major cities are largely clubs and bars, Uber revealed on Sunday.

In the top 10 drop-off spots for international Uber riders in Auckland, Ponsonby Central, popular club Longroom and viaduct bar Danny Doolan's were all included, alongside more traditional tourist spots like the Sky Tower and Mt Smart Stadium. 

Courtney Pl, the major nightlife hub in Wellington. is the number one drop-off spot for tourists in our capital city, while the casino and bars The Bog and Baretta made up the top three in Christchurch..  

International tourists account for up to 10 percent of all Uber trips in New Zealand cities.

Auckland 

  1. Eden Park and Ponsonby Central (Eatery)
  2. Ponsonby Rd 
  3. Queen St 
  4. Sky City ( including Sky Tower, Victoria St and Federal St)
  5. Viaduct Basin
  6. Mt Smart Stadium
  7. Longroom
  8. Queens Wharf 
  9. Ellerslie Event Centre
  10. Danny Doolan's 

Wellington 

  1. Courtney Place 
  2. Cuba Street 
  3. Wellington Ferry Terminal 
  4. Westpac Stadium 
  5. The Weta Cave 
  6. Mount Victoria Lookout 
  7. Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry Wellington Terminal 
  8. Post Office Square  
  9. Basement 
  10. Queens Wharf

Christchurch

  1. Christchurch Casino 
  2. The Bog 
  3. Baretta
  4. Canterbury Museum
  5. Dux Central
  6. JUCY (car rental)
  7. Engineers Bar 
  8. AMI Stadium 
  9. Victoria Street
  10. Apex Car Rentals 

Newshub. 

 

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