Gay Guide New Zealand

New Zealand has a thriving gay scene, particularly in the largest city, Auckland. Bathhouses remain as popular as ever in most major centres and on many nights of the week are busier than the bars/clubs. Regulated by the health authorities, they are required to offer clean, well maintained facilities and promote safer sex through the provision of condoms, lube and safer sex education information. The three major cities in New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch) have at least one bathhouse and are generally open seven days a week from around 12 noon until late, although many operate 24 hours, particularly over the weekend.

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 Saunas

Labirinttu's Club 24h

A popular 24 hour sauna that's well equipped with many tourists. The only 24/7 sauna in the city. No rent Boys. Three floors with a large whirlpool and interesting showers. more

Clubsauna Amsterdam

Popular and friendly sauna on 4 floors. Very good food at reasonable prices. Free buffet every last Fri/month. more

Hot House - Steam & Leisure

Trendy, modern sauna in gay village. Upmarket atmosphere with spectacular views from sundeck. Very large and clean sauna. One of the best saunas in Africa... more