Accommodation types: Bed & Breakfast, Home Stay, Farm Stay, Vineyard Retreat, City Townhouse, Guesthouse, Eco-accommodation, Motor Homes and Camper Vans, Wedding venues.
The GayStay website connects guests with our community of Hosts in accommodation ranging from budget to luxury.
Specialities include: Women/men only, clothing optional, trans welcoming, catering for dietary requirements, disability access, business visitors, group activities
You may share our homes with us - just like friends staying over. Or you may want independence and solitude. Whether you enjoy sharing life stories and travel adventures, finding out about the history and natural wonders of the country - our Hosts have the knowledge you need for the perfect stay.
Whether you’re a Kiwi or an international visitor, here on business or on holiday, our Hosts will make you welcome and introduce you to the local rainbow community.
Please check with Hosts directly via the links on their pages to confirm availability and prices. And don't forget to mention GayStay when you book!
Aotearoa New Zealand is a liberal nation. We were the first country to give all women the vote, and we have had openly lesbian, gay and transgender members of parliament. We’ve recognised same-sex civil unions since 2005 and made same-sex marriage legal in 2013. Our Human Rights Act means people cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their gender or sexuality. This includes allowing people to use the toilet that matches their gender identity, and many businesses and public places have unisex or gender-neutral facilities. Our country is nuclear free, and we have a reputation for being clean and green. These factors together with our beautiful landscapes, unique wildlife and bountiful seas make New Zealand a ‘must do’ destination.
Look out for the summer Pride festivals in most cities, and events such as the AIDS Foundation’s Big Gay Out early in the year.
Your LGBT+ Kiwi experience awaits you.
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Disclaimer: The GayStay NZ website team is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information featured on this website. Nor do the GayStay NZ team endorse or recommend any of the Hosts, facilities, services or amenities listed on the website, and the team has not investigated the claims made by Hosts. Information on this website is based solely on material received by GayStay Hosts.
The following Hosts have confirmed they are open for business during Covid-19 Alert Level 1.
Feel free to contact them to talk through their risk management for COVID-19 and any particular needs you have. We are all here to enjoy getting together now we have freedom of movement again! Thanks for supporting a locally owned business and hosts who offer something special for the LGBTI+ community.
Moon Gate Villa, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
88 Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
McLeod Bay Gay Stay, Whangarei
Gay Auckland B&B, Central Auckland
Bougainvillea House, Auckland
The Kentish Hotel, Waiuku, South Auckland
Rainbow Cottage, Napier
Wood Pigeon Lodge, Raurimu, Ruapehu District
Cherry Cottage Homestay, Mangaweka, Rangatikei
Peninsula Motel, Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula
Tokaanu Lodge Motel, Lake Taupo
Guysers Gaystay, Central Rotorua
Rotogayvus Homestay, Rotorua
Wellington City Cottages, Central City
Wellington City Gaystay, Central City
Ah House, Nelson City B&B, Nelson & Tasman
Autumn Farm, Takaka, Tasman
Camp Bay Te Pohue, Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula
Ribbonwood Country House, Cheviot, North Canterbury
Aldamere Lodge, Lake Brunner, West Coast
Tasman Sea Retreat, Punakaiki
Estuary Escape, Otatara, Southland