After days spent testing limits, visitors cram Queenstown's clubs and bars. Don't be surprised to encounter more than one "hens' party" or "stag do" on any given weekend night. Kiwi guys are notoriously vile to their groom-to-be mates, so steer clear if you see a pack of rowdy bachelors as things often get messy in their midst. All the popular venues are in the center of town, within easy walking distance of one another. Grab a copy of The Source weekly gig guide, available in most cafés and bars.

While you're out remember that prostitution is legal in New Zealand, and Queenstown has its share of brothels. Mind you, these are not establishments with blinking neon "BROTHEL" signs in the window; so be aware if you're seeking a massage that some parlors might not provide exactly what you had in mind.

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