List of social nudity places in Oceania
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Australian Capital Territory
- Kambah Pool, ACT
New South Wales
In NSW the following are beaches used by naturists:
- Armands Beach, Bermagui, Sapphire Coast
- Belongil Beach, Byron Bay
- Birdie Beach, Wyong Shire NSW National Park & Wildlife Authority
- Cobblers Beach, Mosman, Sydney Harbour
- Curracurrang, Royal National Park
- Lady Bay Beach, Watsons Bay, Sydney Harbour (name changed in 1977 from Lady Jane Beach)
- Little Congwong Beach, La Perouse
- Little Jibbon Beach, Royal National Park
- Marley Beach, Royal National Park
- Obelisk Beach, Mosman, Sydney Harbour
- Ocean Beach, Royal National Park
- Samurai, One Mile
- Werrong Beach, Royal National Park
The following beaches and resorts are legally nudist or clothing optional beaches:
- Near Byron Bay, the beach adjacent to the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, south of the picnic area at the end of Grays Lane, has been designated a ‘clothes optional beach’ (nudist beach) by Byron Shire Council.
- Rosco Club Incorporated
- Casuarina Beach, Darwin
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.
- 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.
The following beaches in South Australia are used by nudists:
In Tasmania nudists use the following beaches:
- Bakers Beach (not Legal, be discreet)
- Sunnyside North Beach, Mount Eliza, Port Philip Bay on the Mornington Peninsula
- Point Impossible Beach, Torquay, West Coast
- Southside Beach, near Bells Beach, West Coast
- Campbell's Cove
The following are not legal nudist beaches but are used by nudists:
- North Swanbourne beach
- Warnbro Beach, Rockingham
- Mindalong Beach, Bunbury
- Mauritius Beach, Exmouth
- East Pretty Pool, Port Hedland
- Ten Mile Lagoon, Esperance
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.
- 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.
Laws against beech public nudity are generally not enforceable.
- Little Palm Beach - Waiheke Island
- Rarawa Nudist Beach
- Peka Peka Beach - Kapiti Coast
- Breaker Bay - Wellington
- Ototoka Beach Via Wanganui
- Uretiti Beach - Northland
- Papamoa Beach - Bay of Plenty
- Guysers Gaystay B&B (for men) - Rotorua
- St Leonards Beach - North Shore, Auckland
- Orpheus Bay - Auckland
- Herne Bay- Auckland
- Spencer Park Beach - Christchurch
- Taylors Mistake Beach - Christchurch
- Waimairi Beach - Christchurch
- "Tyagarah Nature Reserve". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- Kathy Sundstrom (25 October 2014). "Nudists left dangling over Alexandria Bay petition". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- "SA Memory - Govt. makes bathing in nude legal at Maslins". The State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
- WA Today: Waves of fancy: Victoria's best beaches
- Only Melbourne: Nude Beaches in Victoria
- "More nude beaches to boost tourism: totaltravel.com survey". The Daily Telegraph. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 2014-11-07 – via PerthNow.
- Roslyn Hidding (7 January 2011). "Council rejects concerns over nudist beach". Weekend Courier. Retrieved 2014-11-07 – via in my Community.
- "Exmouth Visitor Centre - The Beautiful Beaches of Ningaloo Reef". Exmouth Visitor Centre. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- Gray, Laura (2007), Muncipal Inventory of Heritage Place (pdf), p. 17
- Short, Andrew D. (2005). Beaches of the Western Australian Coast - Eucla to Roebuck Bay: A Guide to Their Nature, Characteristics, Surf and Safety. Sydney University Press. pp. 102–. ISBN 978-0-9586504-3-4.
- "Being Nude in Fiji? - Fiji Forum". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
- "About Tahiti and her capital city Papeete : Tahiti Sun Travel". Papeete.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15.