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

Moustache

Completely rebuilt in summer 11. Offers bio and dry sauna, a large steam sauna, foam bath and whirlpool. Large and comfortable cubicles. Friendly staff... more

Steamworks Toronto

Big facility on 11.800 sq. ft with full gym and a huge hot tub. The sauna belongs to a group which has properties in Chicago, Seattle and Berkeley, as well as Toronto and Vancouver... more

Wild Thermas Club

In an old and beautiful two-story house, located in Higienopolis, one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Sao Paulo, Wild Thermas Club is known for its impeccable service... more