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Travel tips and gay places in New Zealand

I had initially planned a trip to Australian East coast, but considering the situation, I decided to change the plans and go to New Zealand. Any tips on your favorite places to visit ? like best beaches, best hikes ? Some nice restaurants you found on the way ? And is there 1 or 2 gay bars or gay clubs I shouldn't miss on my way ? In Wellington and in Auckland as i'll be visiting both islands The idea is to arrive in Christchurch (is there any gay bar there at all ?) and then travel around and leave from Auckland. Thanks guys for your help!!

Oceania Generic
1 2020-01-26
Travel tips and gay places in New Zealand
backpacking dude
backpacking dude
Replied the 2020-02-03
Great choice, I loved NZ !! I hope you're planning enough time to do both South and North Island. I'd say it's 3 weeks minimum. highlights in the south were Milford sound of course, but also the glaciers, and in the north of the island, the beautiful Abel Tasman NP In general you have tons of hiking opportunities, from a few minutes walk to several days. I loved for example Roys Peak, quite easy one (a few hours) with amazing views. For the north Island, there is of course the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is a great walk, easily done in day, with beautiful views As for the gay nightlife, it's all more happening in the Northern Island with most of the countries gay bars and clubs concentrated in Wellington and Auckland Christchurch I haven't been myself, but I've heard there are some options for gay people. But I wouldn't expect too much Wellington is a small city, but with a lovely atmosphere. You have a few gay venues and we spent a night going out, it was really nice, we went to Scotty And Mal's and had a great time !! And in Auckland, the city is bigger so they have more gay bars and gay clubs, we decided to go to Family bar and club, it was a great choice !! you're going to love your tip !!!!