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Bars and Nightclubs

Eagle Bar
A chilled out bar that's great for conversation, which turns pretty wild late at night. You can pick your own music on the jukebox! Open 7 days, till late
259 Karangahape Road, Auckland.   Ph: 09 309 4979

Family Bar & Saloon Bar
Auckland's popular drag/DJ bar/club. Proudly gay owned and operated.
Open 7 days till late
270 Karangahape Road, Auckland City, Ph. 09 309 0213

Twist Club
Pool table, gogo boys in cages, DJ's, dance floor.
Open Fri-Sat 10pm -4am
Basement 262 Karangahape Road.

Shanghai Lil's
The Auckland institution has taken over the former Poof Bar:
212 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland Central. Ph: 09-309 0213.

Caluzzi cabaret restaurant
Gay owned drag cabaret shows with dinner.
Random Club gay get-togethers on Wednesday evenings.
461 Karangahape Road, Auckland.  Phone 09 357 0778


Alleluya Bar & Café
183 Karangahape Rd (St Kevins Arcade)
Cafe, bar, food, local, coffee, friendly

Garnet Station Café & Tiny Theatre
Lesbian owned licensed café and queer sanctuary.
Open 7 days from 7am, and 5 nights Wed-Sat til 10pm.
See our website for Tiny Theatre event listings!
85 Garnet Rd, Westmere, Auckland Ph: 09 360 3397

Marcello's Café & Restaurant
Marcello brings his "double-flair" of Italian and Spanish lineage to this owner operated cafe.
Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch. Also open for dinner Thursday-Saturday.
28 College Hill, Freemans Bay
Ph: 09-361 2600

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Sauna and Cruise Clubs

Basement Adult Shop and Cruise Club
Playground & Shop for Men. 12 Canada Street (down drive), Newton, Auckland
Monday to Wednesday 12 noon to 12am, Thursday 12 noon to 1am, Friday & Saturday 12 noon to 2am, Sunday 1pm to 12am
Phone: (09) 30 222 50

Centurian Sauna for Men
Sauna - 18 Beresford Square, Auckland Central. Just off Pitt street, from K'Rd.
Open 7 days.
Sun - Thu: 11am - 2am, Fri & Sat: 11am - 6am
Ph: 377-5571

Eroxxx Adult Stores Ltd
Takapuna Cruise/Video lounge now open.
453 Lake Rd Takapuna. Entry off the lane that runs between Byron Ave and Northcroft Streets.
Sunday midday till 7 pm, Thursday 6 p.m. till midnight
Ph. (09) 489-2536   Email: Click Here to Email

Grinder K'rd
Gay Adult Shop & Cruise.
Cruise Lounges, Movie Lounges, Glory Holes, Booths, Private Rooms & More... NZ's Gay Adult Shop with Toys, DVDs, Lubes, Condoms, Clothing and more... Open 7 Days - 10am till Late.
Address: 348 Karangahape Road (K'rd), Auckland City. Phone: 09 307 9191
Email: Website:

Mens Cruise Club. Lower level, 25 Dundonald St, Newton, Auckland.
Open Sun-Thu 7pm-2am, Fri-Sat 7pm-9am. Public Holidays: 7pm-9am.
FREE breakfast during the weekends.
Entry: $12 7pm-8pm, $20 after 8pm
Ph: 09-373-2657

The Wingate Club
Sauna/Spa/Venue - 76 Wingate St, Avondale, West Auckland. Open 7 days Midday until late.

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Support Organisations

AA Aquarius
Alcoholics Anonymous. AA Aquarius GLBT meeting every Tuesday 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Upstairs at the Leys Institute, 6 St Marys Road, Ponsonby, Auckland.
Phone Brett 021 280 6777 for more information.
Email: AA Aquarius

Absolute Freedom Group of SGI-NZ
The Absolute Freedom Group are members of SGI-NZ, regardless of sexuality, whose aim is to introduce the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin into the GLBT Community.
Address: SGI-NZ Culture Centre, 40 Eaglehurst Road, Elleslie, AUCKLAND
Phone/Fax: 09 525 1829

Auckland Community Church
Offers a Christian service of worship and social activities particularly serving those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Weekly worship Sunday's 7.30pm, in St Matthew-in-the-City.
Address: St Matthew-in-the-City, Corner Hobson & Wellesley Streets, Auckland City
Phone/Fax: Tony (09-3763303) or John (09-815 7099)
Email: Click Here to Email

Auckland Living Positively Group -
A peer support group for HIV + men. Meets on a monthly basis, first Tuesday of the month.
Internal purpose: Making the best of living with HIV, Establishing individual goals for our lives, Supporting each other in reaching these goals, Socialising together, Keeping abreast of health issues, Empowering each other to stay in control of our lives, our health.

Extraneous purposes: A place for those newly diagnosed to feel at home, A source of people who can speak out about HIV in the community, A source for written communication, A group that can respond to current issues on HIV, A source of energy for fundraising for Body positive, Setting up of block courses for: Returning to the work force, Public speaking and facilitator Training, How to cope with diagnosis including issues like staying healthy, housing, winz, assertiveness training and self esteem, conquering self destructive Addictions.

We meet at a member's house for a shared meal to start with and then have sometime to have a group chat and discussion on what is happening for us and offering support to those who need it. Because from time to time we all need it.
Group Link:
Email: Click Here to Email

Auckland Pride GLBT Fibromyalgia support
Currently a phone support group for gay lesbian bi & transgendered people with Fibromyalgia syndrome.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain disorder of the body's muscles & connective tissue with other symtoms ranging from fatigue, sleep disorders, memory problems(fibro fog), depression & irratible bowel & other symtoms related to this illness. FM can effect anyone at any age and as yet there is no known cause or cure.
This is a new support for new or long term GLBT persons with FM. At present I only have phone support but I am looking at expanding to a weekly social group. Any one with or anyone able to help with phone support funding, for a place to hold meetings, P.O.Box or anything else please feel free to call me.
No medical imformation will be given.
For medical advice or treatment consult your doctor or specialist.
James Pollock - Phone: 021 054-0791    Email: Fibromyalgia

Auckland Rainbow Families
A friendly supportive playgroup for children of queer parents. A great way to connect with other families. We meet in a central Auckland playcentre with fantastic all-weather facilities, great playground, enormous sandpit, stacks of toys, musical instruments and other fun stuff.
Time: 12.30-3.30 every Friday (apart from the first Friday of each month)
Cost: gold coin
Phone: Kathryn 022 023 1546
Email: Rainbow Families

Body Positive Inc.
HIV / AIDS information & peer support group.
Email: Body Positive

Charlotte Museum
Thought to be the world's first museum solely devoted to lesbian artifacts, the Charlotte Museum displays memorabilia of early New Zealand women who lived with and loved women, and includes a variety of Labrys, domestic ware, lesbian ceramics, 1,700 lesbian-themed books and many early lesbian community magazines from New Zealand and around the world. Social poetry and literature readings are regularly organised.
Address: 7a/43a Linwood Avenue, Western Springs, Auckland
Open: Wednesday noon to 4pm, Sunday 1 to 3pm, other times by appointment.
Phone: (09) 846 5327
Email: Charlotte Museum   Website:

Gay Auckland Business Association (GABA)
GABA aims to build a gay and lesbian business community - providing social networking opportunities for interaction amongst gay mn and women in the professions and in business.
The GABA Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to groups and organisations in the gay and lesbian community.
PO Box 3092, Auckland
Website:    Email: GABA

See: OUTline

Genderbridge meets on the last Tuesday of the month between 19:00 - 21:00 at the Rainbow Youth Centre, 281 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland Central.
For telephone counseling and support please contact OUTLine NZ (0800 OUTLINE) where you can talk to Trans counsellors.
Facebook: Genderbridge NZ - offering support to all Transgender people in Aotearoa.

Icebreakers Auckland
Ring Gayline/Lesbianline for contact information

Lesbian, Gay and Transgender & Bisexual: Narcotics Anonymous - Auckland
Narcotics Anonymous Meeting for the Lesbian, Gay and Transgender & Bisexual community. Meets every Monday Night at 19.00 hours
All Saints Church, corner Cowan St & Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Email: Narcotics Anonymous     Website:

Long Yang Club - Auckland
A social and support group for gay Asians and their friends. Regular meetings and activities are held. See website for updates and information.
Phone: 022 673 0588
Email: Click Here to Email

Metropolitan Community Church Auckland
We are a group of committed Christians who believe in God's inclusive love. At Metropolitan Community Church Auckland you will be welcome if you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, straight, single or in a relationship.
We have been worshipping in Auckland for nearly 40 years! As part of the larger world wide movement that is Metropolitan Community Church together we are on a bold mission to transform hearts, lives & history. We are a movement that faithfully proclaims God's inclusive love for all people & proudly bears witness to the holy integration of spirituality & sexuality.
Find out more on our website
Address: We meet in the Quaker House, 113 Mt Eden Road, Auckland � 7pm Sunday evenings.

New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective
Our Aim is to enhance the Status, Health and Welfare for workers in the Sex Industry through; Safeguarding the Human Rights of Sex Workers, Promoting the Welfare, and the Occupational Health And Safety of Sex Workers.
Male Section: P.U.M.P. - PRIDE and UNITY for MALE PROSTITUTES.
486 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland.
Phone: (09) 366-6106   Fax: (09) 366-6102

NZ Bears
A social group for older Auckland gay men away from the bar/nightclub scene.
Meetings for restaurant meals, BBQs etc.
Contact Paul via email at: NZ Bears

OUTlineNZ (Formally Auckland Gay/Lesbian Welfare & Gayline/Lesbianline)
Provides support, information and counselling to gay and lesbian people and their significant others through the OUTline telephone counselling service, face-to-face counselling, referral and support groups.
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm, Weekends/Holidays: 6pm-9pm Ph: 0800 OUTLINE (688 5463)
Email: OutLineNZ

RainbowYOUTH (est.1989) is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse people up to the ages of 28, as well as their wider communities. We provide information, referral, peer-support, education, professional development & a drop-in centre.
Get in touch:
Phone: (09) 376 4155 Email:

The A.K.L List
'The A.K.L List' is a new free e-newsletter for lesbian and bisexual women living in the greater Auckland area. The purpose of this e-newsletter is to share information on events, resources and issues that are relevant to the women in our community. 'The A.K.L List' welcomes contributions from women in the community and invites you to share event information, news and your opinions.
To subscribe, or for more information, please email

TransAdvocates is an alliance of people promoting trans presence and influence through advocacy and lobbying. We offer direct legal services and advocacy to people in need and also lobby for legislative and health reforms for our community. We are closely alligned with most trans groups in New Zealand and whether it's rubbing shoulders with prisoners or politicians we're there.
We have an active facebook and blog giving you up to date news on trans issues.
Addreess: We meet up before the GenderBridge meeting at Thai Yani restaurant on Anzac Pde at 6pm every second tuesday of the month.
Phone: 021 371 080   Email: Trans Advocates

Trans-Care Trust (formerly Auckland Transgender Resources)
A registered Charitable Trust set up specifically for the support and recognition of transgendered people in New Zealand. Non-membership, everyone welcome.
Meetings last Friday of every month at a private residence in Otahuhu
Contact: Michelle, PO Box 22318, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640

UniQ Auckland
UniQ Auckland exists to foster and further the interests and well-being of all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, takataapui and fa'afafine students (hereafter referred to as queer students) at the University of Auckland.

We gather at Alleluja café in St Kevin's arcade on K Road every Thursday at 6pm during semester time. Our gatherings are weekly, and they provide a social environment where you can chat and meet new people and make friends. We hold and promote activities beneficial to the university life of queer students, and aim to secure the co-operation of the students association and the University in doing so. We're part of a network of queer groups at tertiary institutions around New Zealand.

While many of our activities are social, such as movie nights, we have also been involved in political campaigns and lobby for queer students on campus and nationally.
Address: Alleluja Café in St Kevin's arcade on Karangahape Road
6pm Thursdays during semester time.
Email: UniQ

uniQtec Queer student group
Unitec Queer student group
A social group to aid any queer students requiring support, and as a place to meet and socialise with other queer students on campus. It is open to all queer students and we would like you, if queer, to come along and if possible bring a friend. In the future we hope to broaden the activities the group participates in, and include off and on campus events and meetings. Meetings are held at Building 180 at the Unilounge, the common room, next to coffee cart every second Monday from 12.30pm onwards on a fortnighty basis. Look forward to seeing you there. For further information regarding the uniQtec social group, contact Rob or Jade uniQtec

Youthline Auckland
Ph: (09) 376-6633 3pm - 11pm

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Social, Sports and Special Interest Groups

5th Season Garden Group
A group of GLBT people who appreciate gardening - whether they have one or not. The group arranges monthly garden visits on a Sunday afternoon - usually the third Sunday in the month. There are also other functions, Mid-winter dinner, Christmas party, Big Gay Out stall, etc. Visits include afternoon tea and raffles. Garden entry charges - if applicable - are subsidised for members.
Membership subscription is $15.00 per person per year.
Members receive a monthly electronic newsletter.
Address: Notified to members in the newsletter and advertised in express, on GayNZ website and in
Phone: 482 2052      Email: Fifth Season

Auckland Feathers Badminton Club
Are you interested in trying badminton, keen to exercise, or wanting to meet new friends? We are a group of guys/gals who play regularly at 99 Gillies Avenue, Newmarket on Saturdays + 1 evening during the week.
We have players of different levels so it doesn't matter if you are an experienced player or completely new, we would love for you to join us.
For information on cost, actual play days, social events and other FAQ's, please visit our website.
Address: 99 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

Auckland Gay Bowling Association (AGBO)
Sail City Bowling League
Ten Pin Bowling every Sunday March till September at PINS Lincoln.
199 Lincoln Road, Henderson.
Phone: Lyall 021 874 338

Auckland Gay Bikers
A motorcycle club for gay men. We are genuine motorcyclists and very keen to meet up with, and ride with, other like minded guys....
Website: (Yahoo Group)

Auckland Gay Tramping Group
Monthly tramping trips in the Auckland area normally on the second Sunday of the month. The tramps vary in difficulty from month to month and for most tramps you only need basic gear. Check out our website for more details. Meeting point for Sunday tramps is usually the Mt Eden car park which is at the corner of Mt Eden Rd, New North Rd and Symonds St at 9.30 am. This car park is free on Sundays.
Website:    Email: Auckland Gay Tramping

ALARM - Auckland Leather and Rubber Men
A social group for guys into leather and rubber - meet the every Tuesday from 8pm at Basement. This is a fetish night - dress up in your gear and get into it.
12 Canada St (Down Drive), Newton, Auckland.   Ph: 09 302 2250
Email: ALARM

Auckland Lesbian Softball Team
This lesbian softball team is the only one in Auckland that competes on a weekly basic. The games start in late October and run through till April with a break in the middle for Christmas and New Years. We are currently looking for new players to join our social side. We are looking at all different skill levels, even if you havn't picked up a bat since school. We are a fun team that loves to play the game and then socalise afterwards. If you are interested in joining the team, just drop me a line.
Address : Mt Albert Auckland for the club rooms and we play all around.
Contact: Mitch Leathem - 021 510 518

Auckland Mens Nude Yoga
Come join us for a donation based power vinyasa yoga class in the Ponsonby area and experience the journey of self through self.
Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
For more info and to RSVP for a Tuesday class, go to our website
Address: Ponsonby - Located TBD shortly
Email: Vinyasa Yoga    Website:

AUSA - Auckland University Students Association Queerspace
AUSA Queerspace is a youth focused space provided by the Auckland University Students Association. It is open from 9am-5pm weekdays. Bookings after hours can be arranged by the Queer Rights Officer at their email address.
Address: Underneath Shadows Bar in the student union buildings. 4 Alfred Street.

Aquarius Club
Aquarius Club is a meet and mingle social drinking group popular with older gay men. New members are always welcome.
Meets every Sunday, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Portside Bar, 132 Halsey Street, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland.

Gay and Christian
We are an official group within Ponsonby Baptist Church and have been meeting monthly for several years at a house near the church. We share pizza together and talk of any struggles or needs we have or explore a topic. All GLBT welcome. We also have contact with other Baptist and evangelical groups and individuals throughout New Zealand and will explore contacts for you.
Contact: Ponsonby Baptist Church, 43 Jervois Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Phone: Peter 09-360 5595 Website:    Email: GayAndChristian

Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS)
GALS are a non-auditioned community choir based in Auckland for gays and lesbians who sing in tune. If you would like to join GALS or just come along for a bit of a sing, email us for more information with "GALS enquiry" in the subject line. We practise every Tuesday night from 6.30pm to 9pm just down from Karangahape Road and occasional Saturdays.
Email: GALS

Gay/lesbian Social Squash Group
Social squash group. Ungraded for all levels, round robin format. Play either timed (10 mins) or scored. A fun and energetic way to get your daily exercise.
Wednesday evenings from 7 pm
Get your name added to the mailing list to get weekly court details.
Address: Unitec Courts, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert.
Phone: 027 549 4380    Email: Social Squash

Gay in the Bay of Islands
Social group of gay and lesbian people in the Bay of Islands, monthly events and 2 weekly bar meetings.
Email: Gay in the Bay    Website:

Gay Mens Book Goup
Gay Mens Book Group is open to all gay men interested in gay male related fiction and non-fiction. The mission of the group is serve the community by providing an opportunity for men to thoughtfully exchange literary opinions and ideas in a friendly, open and affirming environment.

We will be meeting approximately monthly at the Central Library, Lorne St. Library staff have indicated they could provide a selection of representative books to stimulate discussion and to borrow.

At each meeting, members might wish to discuss books and films that they have read or viewed. Each member could share for about 5 mins about their reading and their thoughts/perspectives on it. Once every member has shared and discussion is concluded we will have a short time for admin matters and then move on to a café.

Address: Te Marama room, 1st floor, Auckland Public Library, Lorne St
Phone: 021 0221 6257    Email: Gay Men's Book Goup

Maidenz Aotearoa
Maidenz started as the first NZ Lesbian softball team to go to the World Gay Games in 1998 and again in 2002. Maidenz is now a support group for Lesbians wanting to know and go to the Gay Games. It uses its name to assist other softball or sports group in attending the next Gay Games in Montreal.
Phone: 027-435-4461
Email: Click Here to Email

NZ Falcons
New Zealand's gay and inclusive rugby club and team.
Established in May 2013, the NZ Falcons Rugby Football Club follows in the footsteps of the Ponsonby Heroes and the Krazy Knights teams. NZ Falcons RFC is an inclusive club with the goal of enabling gay men to come together to participate and enjoy rugby in an open and supportive environment.
Phone: 022 188 3844

Out @AUT
We are a Queer University social group for students and friends to socialize and have fun. A non-boring, out there social group of diverse individuals. We meet up to celebrate our diversity, socialise, and make friends.
So join us if you are Queer, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Takataapui, Faafafine , Confused, Gay friendly, or simply just different.
Address: AUT University, Wellesley Campus, Auckland Central
Email: OutAtAUT

Rainbow tennis group
Are you looking for a fun and friendly way of getting fit? Then tennis might be for you! It's a great way of meeting new people with the same interest. We have players of all abilities from beginner to advanced, so why not give it a try! We Play at Scarbro Tennis Centre, St john on a Friday evening 7pm to 9pm.
Cost $7.50 for one hour or $15 for Two hours. For more information please email us.
Address: Scarbro Tennis Centre, 69 merton Rd, St Johns, Auckland.
Phone: 027 696 9004   Email:

ROMP Project
The ROMP Project is a not-for-profit group of Auckland queers and trans* celebrating queers and trans* through fun events. We aim to bring a series of fresh events to Auckland throughout the year by creating new spaces of gay bars and night clubs. Our events will be run by the community and for the community with the goal of establishing a supportive social hub for all members and allies of the LGBTTQI family. We are pro-fun, pro-positivity, pro-inclusion, pro-diversity and pro-romping.
Email: ROMP Project

SpikeNZ Mens Volleyball Team
We are looking for experienced players to join our team that will be travelling to Chicago for the Gay Games in July 2006. You need to have some understanding of our favourite sport and the rules of the game . We are a dynamic team with both non gay and gay members. We have been together for over 7yrs and we are wanting to expand our team to take over to Chicago next year. If you are interested and want to know more about our team please feel free to visit our website or email us.
Emailaddr: SpikeNZ

Team Auckland Master Swimmers
The team meet each Tuesday and Thursday at the Tepid Baths from 7.00pm for an hour in the pool with coaching. All levels of fitness and ability welcome. Thursday, social drinks afterwards.
Address: Tepid Baths (82-102 Customs St, Auckland City)
Phone: 09 950 4947     
Email: TAMS Secretary
Facebook: Team-Auckland-Masters-Swimmers/282047040092

The Elevenses Group
Established in 2008, the Elevenses Group is a gay mens Luncheon Group where one can meet other friendly guys at a Pot Luck Lunch. No membership fees,just a $2 donation to the host to cover tea/coffee, but you bring a plate of food suitable for a lunch, which is about anything. The meetings are held in different gay guys houses all over Auckland, usually on the third Wednesday of the month, but can change to suit the host.
So, if you think you would like to right the world over tea/coffee and some lunch and meet others in a relaxed friendly social environment, Get in touch.
Phone: Ray on 09-413-8990 or Email: Elevenses Group

Walking Group
We are a recreational group for Auckland Gay Men and Women who enjoy walking with a strong social focus. We pride ourselves on the friendly, light-hearted nature of the members. Many friendships have been formed.
Email: WalkingGroup    Website:

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