LGBTQ+ Scene Guide

Here at GayNZ, we want to be your New Zealand travel guide and help you in your adventures, finding the best places to explore that are LGBTQ+ friendly.

Situated in the southwestern Pacific Ocean sits a little country called New Zealand. Known for having more sheep than people, the steepest road in the world and where the word kiwi could mean a fruit, a bird or a person.

Along with many quirky things about New Zealand, one thing is certain, those who travel here always leave with a very positive, lasting impression. New Zealand has opportunities for travelers unlike any other. Due to its small size, travel is very convenient, and with its unspoilt beauty, breathtaking landscapes and many attractions, there is something for everyone. From the top of the north island way down south, New Zealand should be added to everyone's travel list as it has the opportunity to become a trip of a lifetime.

When it comes to New Zealand and the LGBTQ+ community, this little country has attracted worldwide press attention over the years with its fight for equal rights. Starting off being the first country in the world to give women the vote, NZ has implemented anti-discrimination laws into its Human Rights Act of 1993, as well as being the first country in Oceania to legalize same-sex marriage. New Zealand cares about its rainbow community and has implemented various events and festivals to help establish representation and support of its LGBTQ+ people.

With a population of just over 5 million people, New Zealand’s gay scene may not be to the extent of those of other countries, but what we lack in size we make up for in enthusiasm! NZ has created a well-developed gay scene in its various cities that have been integrated into a part of the local community, such as The Big Gay Out and Auckland Pride Festival, with people from all across the country traveling to be a part of them.

With this trusted gay travel guide we assure you that you will find fantastic spots in our biggest cities, making the most out of your gay New Zealand travel.

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