|Gay Friendly Travel Guide to New Zealand
New Zealand may be the only country in the world where gay men and women can travel, anywhere, everywhere, openly.
The gay-friendliness of New Zealand is demonstrated by the fact that there are several GLBT Members of Parliament here.
Gay rights are protected by the New Zealand Human Rights Act, and same-sex couples are able to marry.
The only real gay scene in New Zealand is to be found in the gorgeous city of Auckland.
Elsewhere in New Zealand you will find the occasional gay pub or club - but nothing to write home about.
But don't let that discourage you. Gay Travel Equality is not just about traipsing from gay scene to gay scene all around the world.
It's about experiencing our wonderful planet openly as gay men and women, exactly the way straight travellers do.
New Zealand has 14 official gay and lesbian tourist regions throughout the country - providing a huge range of activities, including gay
events like the Hero Festival in Auckland, gay ski weeks, gay adventure tours, gay eco tours, gay kayaking, swim with dolphins, even gay
whale-watching trips (I didn't know they had gay whales!) and much more.
New Zealand also has an extensive network of gay and lesbian owned tourism providers offering accommodation, and travel options -
from rental vehicles, through independent gay vacation packages to small group tours, gay adventure trips etc etc etc.
The scenery here is utterly breathtaking. From tropical beaches and beautiful bays, to spectacular mountains and fjords.
And with a total population of just 3 million, nowhere here is ever overcrowded!
Don't come to New Zealand in search of raunchy gay scenes (although Auckland is pretty sexy), come here to experience Travel Equality.
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand,
a multicultural city with the country's biggest
gay and lesbian scenes...
Wellington is often called the San Francisco
of New Zealand. It can't match San Francisco
for gay action - but it's well worth a visit...
Queenstown is the adventure capital of the
world, and a magnet for adrenaline junkies.
Gay or straight, you'll be welcome here.