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Welcome to Gay Stay New Zealand

Are you looking for accommodation? We connect you with lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender Hosts across Aotearoa New Zealand.

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!

An overview of queer New Zealand

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.



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.

COVID-19 Update

The following Hosts have confirmed they are open for business during Covid-19 Alert Level 1 and Level 2.

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

McLeod Bay Gay Stay, Whangarei


Gay Auckland B&B, Central Auckland

Bougainvillea House, Auckland

The Kentish Hotel, Waiuku, South Auckland

Hawke's Bay

Rainbow Cottage, Napier

Manawatu & Wanganui

Wood Pigeon Lodge, Raurimu, Ruapehu District

Cherry Cottage Homestay, Mangaweka, Rangatikei

Omaka Lodge, Forgotten World, Central North Island


Peninsula Motel, Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula

Tokaanu Lodge Motel, Lake Taupo

Rotorua & Bay of Plenty

Guysers Gaystay, Central Rotorua


Wellington City Cottages, Central City

Wellington City Gaystay, Central City

Nelson & Tasman

Ah House, Nelson City B&B, Nelson & Tasman

Autumn Farm, Takaka, Tasman


Ribbonwood Country House, Cheviot, North Canterbury

West Coast

Aldamere Lodge, Lake Brunner, West Coast

Tasman Sea Retreat, Punakaiki


Estuary Escape, Otatara, Southland

Host rates subject to change. Please confirm with hosts before booking.