The first time I ever saw a topless sunbather was when I was 12 at Waihi Beach. A woman in her 20s was laying on a towel, enjoying the hot blistering New Zealand sun. She looked relaxed, happy, confident and free. Until a guy emerged from the surf, walked past and said "Nice tits.
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With miles of coastline and a relatively small population, it's not difficult to find a secluded spot here where you won't be disturbed. Nude bathing is much more common in the summer, but New Zealand offers many lovely days in the spring and autumn—and even in winter—where being at the beach is entirely possible, even if the water is a bit chilly. Apart from the beach, kiwis and visitors alike can enjoy being clothes-free in many other places as well. Forests, streams, rivers, lakes—they're all places where you can work on an all-over tan and feel the soft breezes on your skin.
The nudist revolution! However, I find it both fascinating and awesome that more and more people are stripping for more and more reasons. So, ignoring the obvious naked activity that most people will happily adhere to and also the mass of naked, drunk backpackers, here are 5 things that you can do in New Zealand absolutely naked legally! Stay tuned and hopefully this event will go ahead this year too. If you like being naked, then head to the nude golf tournament and follow it up with the World Naked Bike Ride the weekend after.
Naturism refers to a lifestyle of practising non-sexual social nudity in private and in public, and to the cultural movement which advocates and defends that lifestyle. Both are also known as "nudism". Naturist organisations have existed in New Zealand since the s. Although not a daily feature of public life, social nudity is practised in a variety of other contexts in New Zealand culture. An attempt to set up a nudist club in Dunedin in was unsuccessful, attracting hostility from clergy, women's groups, and the police.