List of social nudity places in Oceania

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This is a list of social nudity places in Oceania for recreation. Includes free beaches (or clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches), swimming holes and lakes and some resorts.[1]


Australian Capital Territory

  • Kambah Pool, ACT

New South Wales

In NSW the following are beaches used by naturists:

The following beaches and resorts are legally nudist or clothing optional beaches:

Northern Territory


Until recently,[when?] there were no legal nude beaches in Queensland. However, following a successful appeal from Ken Wenzel, a Sunshine Coast artist and nudist, the Queensland Summary Offences Act 2005 has been ruled not to apply to licensed free beaches.[clarification needed] The Queensland Labor state government and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council have said that they will now consider any approaches for legal nude beaches in Queensland.

Current quasi-legal beaches are:

  • Alexandria Bay (known as "A Bay") near Noosa is a popular spot with nudists and arguably the most tolerated nude beach.[4]
  • Bribie Island - Remote beaches on Bribie were once popular with nudists, though Moreton Bay rangers as well as police now regularly patrol this remote island.

South Australia

The following beaches in South Australia are used by nudists:

  • Maslin Beach [5]
  • Ocean Beach near Robe
  • Pelican Point, Barmera
  • Murrippi Beach, near Whyalla


In Tasmania nudists use the following beaches:

  • Bakers Beach (not Legal, be discreet)


Victoria has more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) of coastline with hundreds of beaches.[6] Three of those beaches are legal clothes-optional beaches:[7]

Previously listed as clothes-optional beach:

  • Campbell's Cove, near Werribee South[8]

The following are not legal nudist beaches but are used by nudists:

Western Australia

The following are legal nudist beaches in Western Australia:[9]

The following beaches are used by naturists, but nude bathing may not be legally protected:


  • Public nudity is illegal in Fiji, but nude sunbathing is legal on resorts.[14]

French Polynesia

  • Toplessness is allowed here, unlike most parts of the South Pacific, even though there are no official nudist beaches. Bottomlessness is usually seen in private or hard-to-find beaches, but it can still happen in public beaches.[15]


Yap Island, natives there go topless.[14]

New Zealand

Laws against beach public nudity are generally not enforceable.[16][17][18]

  • Little Palm Beach - Waiheke Island
  • Rarawa Beach - Northland
  • Uretiti Beach - Northland
  • Peka Peka Beach - Kapiti Coast
  • Breaker Bay - Wellington
  • Ototoka Beach - Wanganui
  • Papamoa Beach - Bay of Plenty
  • Guysers Gaystay B&B (for men) - Rotorua
  • St Leonards Beach - Auckland
  • Orpheus Bay - Auckland
  • Herne Bay - Auckland
  • Spencer Park Beach - Christchurch
  • Taylors Mistake Beach - Christchurch
  • Waimairi Beach - Christchurch

Notes and references

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