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

Roemersauna

Former Frisco. Intimate sauna on 400 m² with whirlpool and bio-sauna. more

L'Oxydo

The gay sauna OXYDO opened in October 2015 in the middle of the city of Strasbourg. 4 words well describe this amazing place: Convivial, Original, Clean and Kinky... more