Gay and lesbian travelers will feel at ease in New Zealand, especially in Auckland and Wellington. Some provincial areas have a slightly narrower view of life and gay travelers may get some derogatory comments, but overall there's no threat to safety. For information, go to the New Zealand Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association website at, or write to them at P.O. Box 24-558, Wellington 6015, NZ (tel. 04/917-9184; fax 04/917-9176). Other New Zealand gay and lesbian websites include, Pink Pages New Zealand (, Queer Resources Aotearoa (, and Gay Queenstown ( The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) (tel. 800/448-8550 or 954/776-2626; is the trade association for the gay and lesbian travel industry, and offers an online directory of gay- and lesbian-friendly travel businesses and tour operators.

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