Gazebo Golden Bay Naturist Backpackers

The Naked Hostel

A Clothing-Optional Naturist Budget Hostel

in Beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand

7 Hiawatha Lane
Takaka, Golden Bay
New Zealand   7110
Phone:    022-307-2640

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The Gazebo Golden Bay Backpackers is New Zealand's clothing-optional naturist budget hostel.

We offer the smaller, quieter experience while enjoying all that Golden Bay has to offer. The Gazebo Backpackers is a hostel with the feeling of home.

We are conveniently located on a quiet side street just a few minutes walking distance from the full services of Takaka. We are situated midway between three national parks/reserves - Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Farewell Spit and close to all the beaches of Golden Bay.

And we are just a few minutes walk to the full services of Takaka and the Golden Bay Information Centre.


Clothing-optional means that you can be dressed or go nude - your choice. Many guests find staying here allows them the opportunity to experiment with social nudity yet not feel pressured to do so.

Our motto: Any level of dress is acceptable. Just be yourself and respect others.


The Gazebo Golden Bay Backpackers really is a home. Paul the owner and his friendly dog Raichel welcome you to share it.

Accommodation is usually limited to 5-6 people to allow for a relaxed, friendly feel to the place. In addition, a few garden tent sites are also available.

We provide a comfortable atmosphere for all our guests to choose whatever to wear around the place - from street wear to a birthday suit. Just be yourself and respect others..

Families are welcome but young people need to be over 8 years old as the facilities such as the spa and pond could be considered dangerous for unsupervised children.

  The Sleeping Arrangements:  
  queen bed in private room      
One Private Room with a really comfortable Queen Size Bed 
One Private Room with a super King Size Bed 
Dorm Room with 1 Queen, 1 Double and 4 Single Size Beds 
Front Garden Tent Sites 
  The Amenities:   
  living room   Well-stocked Home Kitchen with free spices and herbs
Home Theatre with lots of DVD Movies (including wireless headphones to use after others go to sleep)
Free Wireless Broadband Internet and Skype
Charming Front Gardens
Private Backyard and Deck for Sunbathing and Yoga including an Outdoor Solar Shower
Weight Room and Yoga Pads
Late Check-out Time at 12:00, Quiet Time at 11:00pm. Sleep as Long as You Like.
Modern Space-age Indoor Shower
Washer & Dryer (extra charge)
Secure Lock-up for Valuables and Keyed Security for Private Rooms
Off-street Parking (limited)
Serving Takaka Spring Water from the Tap (NZ's #1 Best Tasting Water)

The Freebies:


Free Bicycle Use
Free Broadband Internet and WiFi
Free Spices for Cooking
Free Herbs, Fruit and Veges from the Gardens (in season of course)
Free Fresh Linens and Towels
Free Short and Long Term Luggage Storage
Free Pickup/dropoff at the Golden Bay Information Centre (by prior arrangement only)
Free Early Morning Guided Tours of Waikoropupu Springs and the Grove

Our address is:
The Gazebo Golden Bay Backpackers
7 Hiawatha Lane
Takaka, Golden Bay
New Zealand   7110
Phone:    022-307-2640