Scene Guide

You’ll find New Zealand a little more relaxed than other places in the world, the LGBTQ+ scene isn’t as high profile as it is in other parts of the world. New Zealanders are accecpting about gender and sexaulity, but there are pockets of homophobia. You’ll see more conserative values in the rural areas of New Zealand.

LGBTQ+ communities are mainly prominent in the 2 major centers; Auckland and Wellington. With a number of support organisations all over New Zealand.

New Zealand is also pretty progressive when its comes to LGBTQ+ rights; same-sex couples are allowed to marry and adopt.

North Island

South Island

Safety considerations for LGBTQ+ visitors to New Zealand

New Zealanders are pretty accepting of LGBTQ+ people, and you should feel okay to be yourself. Hand holding, kissing in public are not frowned upon but New Zealanders are people who don’t show a lot of public affection.

Discrimination against LGBTQ+ people on the grounds of their sexual orientation, gender idenity is also against the law in New Zealand.

LGBTQ+ Travel Tips

There are a number of Pride festivals that happen around the country. Each showcasing local talent from the region and pride for their cities.

New Zealand is a well connected country, you’re able to travel by car, plane and sometimes train to all cities. Both Auckland and Wellington have a LGBTQ+ nightlife district with a couple of bars, clubs and saunas in them. is your digital hub of the LGBTQ+ community in Aotearoa New Zealand. Find the latest events and support local rainbow businesses.

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