Gay Guide New Zealand

Far-reaching legal change was only carried out in New Zealand's most recent history. Gay sex was decriminalised in 1986 (the minimum age is 16 now). So you can finally love and live without constant fear of arrest. Discrimination based on sexual orientation was banned in 1995. Nobody has to fear rejection now just because of he is what he is. Same-sex relationships were granted legal status by a partnership law in 2004/2005. In April 2013,New Zealand Parliament decided to open marriage to all. Breathtaking landscapes, lush forests, amazing wildlife and a pleasant climate make New Zealand ideal for many outdoor activities and a great place to relax. New Zealand's society is colourful, sophisticated and multicultural; you will be impressed by the honesty, friendliness and openness of the „Kiwis“. The fact that these diverse physical, cultural and artistic landscapes are so close together is a great advantage. New Zealand's unique and dynamic culture combines European influence with Maori and Asian-Pacific elements. Caution: In the independent state of Cook Islands, associated with New Zealand, gay sex is still illegal, but the law is to be changed.

Islands in New Zealand

North IslandSouth Island

Location: Oceania
Initials: NZL
International country code: 64 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: 00
Language: English, Maori
Currency: 1 New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) = 100 Cents
Population: 4,433,000
Capital: Wellington
Religions: 35% no confession, 15% Anglican, 14% Catholic
Climate: The warmer months (Nov-Apr) are busy with tourists and locals alike.
Important gay cities: Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington

Top Hotels

Comfort Hotel LT

Not gay but a great hotel with 200 guestrooms, a modern restaurant and bar, four inspirational meeting rooms and a 24-hour gym. more

GPRO Valparaiso Palace & Spa

5 stars hotel in Palma with stunning sea views. The biggest spa in Mallorca free of charge. 22.000 sqm gardens. Bars, restaurants and clubs within easy reach. more

Sand Castle on the Beach

Relax at this beautiful beachfront intimate hotel in Caribbean's St. Croix located on the most magnificient two miles of white sandy beach. Seven room types are steps to the beach, two freshwater pools and onsite restaurant and lounge... more