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

Subway Sauna

A friendly atmosphere and a great place to meet. The sauna is huge and is good fun. Nice big whirlpool, saunas, videos, lots of rooms, a smoking room and it's all clean. more

Magnum Sauna

Budapest's biggest (600 sqm) and probably the busiest sauna with pool. All age groups welcome. Busy all days, especially Tue, Wed and weekends. Naked party Fri 10h and Sun 17h. more

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