Accommodation Quick Reference 

These are the places near the 'main' beaches - ie: those on which you'd generally find other Naturists on a good day. 

Many of the beaches not pictured on this website are at least as pleasant as those which are shown, but because of their location - away from main routes or towns - are destinations, rather than an easy day's excursion. 


Here is where Naturist accommodation is most plentiful. It includes Bush Oasis near Kerikeri, the up-market: Waitata Bay near Russell and the exotic Northland Ostrich & Emu, just north of Kaitia. For Whangarei area, try OakLeaf Naturist Homestay to the south, on SH1.


Naturist accommodation in Auckland itself is remarkably sparse; the largest of the Naturist clubs (AONC) has cabins available, with an INF passport (ASC has one small cabin). However there's always the option of a visit to one of the Hauraki Islands. In the case of Waiheke, there is Villa du Soliel to checkout.

Upper Central Nth Is, Central NI, Taranaki

West of Tauranga the 'home' of the Papamoa Beach 'nude zone', try the superb Katikati Naturist Park (30 minutes west and signposted on State Highway 2 about 1 km  south of Katikati). In the Taranaki area is the Naturist club: "Waionga Park" R.D. 42, Waitara, 4382.

Gisborne - HB, Lower North Is, Wellington

Naturist accommodation near Wellington, is pretty much only at the Wellington Naturist club, located near Upper Hutt; about 40 km north of Wellington City. Further north is the Hawkes Bay Naturist Club located about 20km west of Napier. Accommodation includes a refurbished farmhouse, along with the usual club facilities and kayaking!

Nelson - Golden Bay - Marlborough

Accommodation options in Golden Bay include the Gazebo Backpackers, in Takaka, and Seaview Holiday Baches on the road to Farwell Spit. Don't rush through here, or the Abel Tasman National Park; as there are lots of beach options. Southwest of Blenheim, is Wai-natur Naturist Park.

Canterbury - Rest of South Island

In general the South Island is a Naturist's paradise - especially Golden Bay and the West Coast; because there are fewer people around, and they're more relaxed about skinny-dippers. Just south of Christchurch, is the Pineglades Naturist Club which could to have cabins available. For accommodation near Dunedin, there is Kowhai Heights: an ex-hospital.

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