Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nudist Places in Australia

Many people have complained that there are not enough nudist facilities in Australia. This is probably the first occasion most have had to see what is available in one place, and when you take a close look it's quite staggering. There are likely to be many smaller nudist places not listed here, small clubs, secluded beaches and so on. If you know of a nudist venue not listed, please contact us . We hope our Nudist Places Map is helpful, and you will help us by linking to it on your site:

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Nudist Owned Businesses

Story by R.U Nude
16th October 2009
Nudists come in all shapes and sizes, from all backgrounds and socioeconomic backgrounds. Many are gainfully employed, and some run their own businesses. Unfortunately not all naturists are willing or able to let their lifestyle choice be known, but some are. These naturists who run businesses would like to offer their services to you, and we as fellow naturists should do our best to support them. If you would like to use a naturist owned business, list yours, or just see who's out there: 

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Aussie Nude Beaches

Story by R.U Nude
3rd October 2009
We have some great nude beaches in Australia, well worth a visit. Those in Queensland and Tasmania are not yet legal, and some in other states are 'traditional' nude beaches only. We encourage you to use caution when visiting such beaches, but do not be deterred. While we have images for most of our beaches, there are a few that we could use more, and some we have no photos of at all. If you have images available of these beaches, or find incorrect information listed, please contact us:

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Victims of Discrimination – Naturists

R.U Nude
24th September 2009
A common thread among naturists is the question "What have we got to hide?" Many reply that their jobs, families, friends don't know about their naturist lifestyle, and they live in fear of being 'exposed'. It is ironic that we are not afraid to let ourselves be seen naked, but we have to be careful who we allow to see us naked. It has been the trend in naturist circles to always use only first names to maintain the anonymity among naturists. This practice, however, also maintains the veil of secrecy surrounding what naturists do and who they are, and probably goes some way to perpetuate the public's misconceptions about naturism.

So what do we have to hide? Many of us believe that we stand to be sacked from our jobs if our lifestyle preference became public knowledge. This is not really a realistic option given anti-discrimination laws, yet not all naturists would have the capacity financially to fight against such discrimination should it happen. We have seen it before in several instances where professional people have posed nude and been fired. A recent article in the UK Times gives us in Australia some hope. The Government Equalities Office, headed by Harriet Harman, is planning a review into discrimination laws following claims that “Naturists encounter prejudice in employment”. The Equalities Office is urging "the government and other authorities to make “affirmative statements” in favour of naturism and combat the financial penalties endured by those who pursue clothes-free leisure pursuits."

This positive news from the UK prompted me to recently write my own submission to our Federal Government's Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett, seeking his support. Naturists in Australia also suffer discrimination (or at least fear of retribution) from employers, colleagues, friends and family, as well as the press and general public in many forms. The movement in Australia has been going for close to a century, and has a rich history which genuinely deserves cultural status. Since migration brought naturism into Australia following both World Wars, we have seen an increase in the number of naturists across the country.

Unfortunately naturism seems to be currently in decline, as those naturists get older and we struggle to find and encourage younger generations to join us. This is largely because naturism has changed little in all that time, and has not kept up with the times. Naturists have been happy to keep to themselves and remain behind closed doors for their own protection. Hence, younger generations don't really have a good understanding about what naturists do, nor do they feel inclined to mix with older generations. The stigma associated with being a naturist is enough to put the younger individual off, since Generation Y is all about being accepted and finding a place. They are unlikely to choose a lifestyle in which they will undoubtedly suffer prejudice and isolation.

The type of discrimination we suffer today has been likened to that suffered by gay people prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK in 1967. Naturists in Australia need to stand up and demand recognition, and I urge all of you to also write to Peter Garrett HERE and voice your opinion on the matter. Numbers speak louder than words, and currently nobody in Australia seems to know accurately how many naturists we have. Let's let them know how many there are.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Aussie Nude Bowling

Story by R.U Nude
16th September 2009
Are you interested in joining in in some new nude activities? Finally we are able to announce the types of activities and areas on offer, and we are very interested in hearing from you. Currently we have 70 activities available ranging in price from the reasonable to the ridiculous. In particular we have Nude Ten-Pin Bowling available in both Melbourne and Southern Queensland. Currently we are seeking expressions of interest from individuals interested in attending, although no dates have been set. Given that these are 'closed' events, the owners require us to book the entire facility. Therefore, to make it affordable we need 150 individuals to make it worthwhile.

Check out what is on offer below, and if you are interested in either the QLD or VIC Ten-Pin Bowling activities, please send an email from the page below to register your interest and join our mailing list.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Australian Nudist Activities

Story by R.U Nude
1st September 2009
Have you ever wondered why nudists don't have more fun things to do in life other than play a few sports and laze at the beach? Recently I have started making enquiries of activity providers and found that a number of them are quite happy to offer nudist adventure experiences just as they do for our textile counterparts. The only conclusion I can come to is that nobody has tried to organise such nudist activities before now. It's high time we lifted our lifestyle out of the duldrums and raised our profile and activity levels with some fun, out-doorsy, adrenaline packed adventure.
My recent enquiries have been into skiing, flying, caving, tandem skydiving, kite surfing, kayaking, para sailing, wine tasting, bush walking, surfing, tandem hang gliding, dinner parties, helicopter flights, archery, target shooting, adventure tours, wine tastings/tours, dolphin/whale watching, skydiving, abseiling, ballooning, snorkeling, diving, sailing, jet skiing, farm stays, horse riding, outback tours, white water rafting, canoeing, and fishing trips. I am sure there are many more things naturists could do, but this is just a start. Already I have had some positive responses. Could you see yourself doing some of these activities in the buff?
Many of our younger naturists complain that there is just not enough things for naturists to do, and not everyone wants to sit around a stuffy old club playing petanique and badminton. We live in a fast paced time, and there is little reason why nudists should not be able to participate in modern events and activities. Of course, there are inherent dangers involved in some of these activities (other than the usual) and naturists need to be aware that additional precautions may be required. Obviously, legal ramifications need to also be considered, and most of the events and activities need to be conducted on private land, or special permission gained first.
The provision of these activities relies on the goodwill of the providers and the good behaviour of the naturists concerned. As business enterprises, naturists will be expected to pay the same fees that textile participants would, and behave in the same courteous and respectful manner, despite being nude. As with all business ventures, they can only exist and survive with regular patronage. As such, we will are seeking expressions of interest (genuine interest) from naturists who would be interested in participating in these types of activities. Given that this is likely to be the first time they have been offered and conducted in Australia, they also provide an excellent opportunity for positive publicity for naturism. If you are interested in participating, please express your interest below:


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Nudity is Natural & Wholesome

Liberated Christians
20th May 1999
Many people have been brought up taught that nudity is immoral and we should never allow others to see our true bodies. It is alright to titillate with provocative clothing, or tiny beach wear, but not to show the natural beauty of our bodies, especially genitals or women's breasts. This sense of shame is not inborn: it is learned. Babies have no shame and neither did many early Christians in Biblical times. Fortunately today there is also a very rapidly growing naturist movement that has learned: "Nude is not lewd". Nudism promotes a healthy respect and trust with each other and after a few minutes of uncomfortableness when first exposed to this experience it becomes much less sexual and more naturally enjoyable. Nudity can be sexual if consenting persons wish it to be and in appropriate settings, but it is not necessary to progress from nudity to sexual activity. We can learn to respect one another's sensitivities and interests and communicate these to one another.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Journey of a Naturist

Story by Tony-S
27th August 2009
Seventy three years is a long way to search for the seeds of dedication to the naturist lifestyle. The walk to secondary school led past the village newsagent where the display of papers and magazines around the doorway included the small sized Health and Efficiency with its air brushed sepia photos of naked figures at play. One day I found a dozen discarded copies when roaming nearby parkland and was able to view every picture and read every word of text. So, at the age of nine my thoughts and dreams were already set upon seeking the lifestyle for myself...
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

How to look good naked...

Story by Lady Jane
22nd August 2009
As a 26 year old female naturist, I am often baffled why women are afraid of their own nudity. Lets face it, we spend most of our lives (once we reach puberty) trying to get people to notice us. We daub ourselves with make-up, buy the fanciest perfumes we can afford, spend most of our income (and then some) on shoes and clothes, all to look good, be noticed, and feel good about ourselves. Surely, if it is all about getting noticed, isn't there a far easier way to achieve that? Initial impressions are that nudists all perve on each other, and while that may happen in some cases, on the whole one generally starts to forget completely about being nude, and can relax completely.
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Nude Band Rocks South East Queensland

Story by R.U Nude
9th August 2009

On the 25th of April, 2009 a new Aussie Band with a difference was launched at the Cooroy Colony in South East Queensland. The Naked Drummer and the Baileys Road Band tell the story of what it is like to be a naturist in Australia, sometimes tongue in cheek, and always with a smile. The band has produced some thought provoking songs as well as toe-tapping hits specific to nudists, and even a song written from the perspective of a non-nude partner. The ten track album, due to be released to the media on the 25th of April at Carters Ridge in Queensland, shows that there is a lot more to Naturism than just skinny-dipping at the beach. The event was organised by the president of the nudist web forum Aussie Naturists, with the kind support and sponsorship of the ANF. As the first event of it's kind in Australia, it was a huge success.

Judgement TimeThe Naked DrummerMaking the BeatThe Event MC

The event included a body-painting competition, with the support of professional body painter Jude Spence from Awesome Face Painting. Jude certainly had her work cut out for her with people lining up throughout the day to have their bodies transformed into some very creative art work. The competition culminated in a prize of two nights accommodation for a couple at two Musavale Lodge in SE Queensland and one night at Extraordinary People's B & B in North Queensland. Of course, being ANZAC Day, we commemorated the ultimate sacrifice of our diggers in war who gave us the freedom to be who we are today. This includes the right to be nudists. On the day there was also a very carefully orchestrated sausage sizzle, as well as champagne and refreshments.

Awarding the PrizesThe Whole GangShowing the ColoursThe Drummer Naked

The CD launch was a huge success, with one nudist commenting "This is the best nudist event I have ever attended, and I'll be the first to put my hand up for the next one. It's only a shame that more media didn't turn up to see that we nudists are not at all like they tend to portray us in the press." The President from Aussie Naturists. Throughout the afternoon, the band played some of their songs from the CD to the delight of the people who attended, who were very vocal in expressing their appreciation as they danced and enjoyed themselves. The Naked Drummer & the Baileys Road Band consists of Richard (on drums), Tracey (rhythm guitar), Dennis (lead guitar) and Yvonne (bass guitar). Richard has been a keen nudist for approximately 15 years, embracing the lifestyle and all it has to offer. He and Dennis have been friends for almost as long and have played music together on and off over the years. During an “off” period where they had both got caught up in the busyness of life, they each realised that there was something missing and boredom was setting in. Music was the missing element and so they got back together, this time bringing in the girls to create more of a band feel. stated, "We need to have more such events in Australia, not only to promote unity and tolerance among nudists, but also to attract younger nudists who feel we are all about 'Ye olde sports' and have nothing to offer them". Body painting is widely practiced in European Naturism, and is only a natural extension of the lifestyle. He said, "Naturism is a lifestyle where people chose to be naked, it has nothing to do with sex or perversion, and it's time we stood up and used our rights to prevent the descrimination which is rife at the moment. All it will take is one serious anti-descrimination case, and the media will think twice before printing their ridiculous, un-researched stories."

Awarding the PrizesThe Whole GangShowing the ColoursThe Drummer Naked

So with Richard on drums, Tracey playing rhythm guitar, Dennis on lead guitar and Yvonne playing bass, they had a whole heap of fun playing music together in the ‘Band Room’ every Friday night. While they play mostly covers, they have come up with a few songs of their own. Richard, the only nudist of the group, wrote the song “I Got to be a Nudist” and Dennis wrote the music. They added this to their repertoire and got such good feedback about it from both nudists and non-nudists alike, that they decided to write more.
Baileys Road Band

While Dennis, Yvonne and Tracey are not nudists, through Richard (who of course is the ‘Naked Drummer’), they have gained an understanding of what the lifestyle is all about, and have on occasion accompanied Richard to the Nudist Beach. Dennis and Yvonne even ventured bravely into getting their gear off for one of Richard’s Video clips for his song, which can be viewed HERE. Even though not nudists, they have found themselves defending the lifestyle to people, who through ignorance equate it with sex and generally have the wrong idea about it. The band has found their songs communicate a better understanding of what the Nudist Lifestyle is all about, as well as providing a window of opportunity to explain it to people so they are better informed. "Thanks to Aussie Naturists members who attended, and the band's extraordinary efforts and musical talent, we have been able to promote naturism in a very positive light, and in collaboration have been able to show that 'online nudists' definitely do exist, and are just as genuine as club nudists", states Aussie Naturists President. You may purchase a copy of the The Naked Drummer and The Bailey’s Road Band first CD online HERE, read more about the band, contact the band, and view more images from the event. Look out for the band at your next nudist event - they are available for bookings.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Naturism Vs Nudism

Story by R.U Nude
16th August 2009

The debate between the Naturist and the Nudist has raged for time immemorial, and has often become heated. In the end, all it has served is to delineate certain naturists from others, and shatter the unity and tolerance that both naturism and nudism is supposed to personify. The division between different naturists has been further exacerbated by the political differences between beach nudists and club nudists. However, when it all boils down to it, we are all the same underneath, and all in some way fight the same battles, albeit on different fronts. With the lack of an organised movement in a positive direction in Australian naturism, perhaps the time has come for a shift away from both titles to something entirely different. Why should such a drastic move be necessary? One doesn't have to look too far on the internet when searching for nudist/naturist content to realise the sheer volume of sexual related material. Of perhaps greater concern is the number of individuals in photographs displayed engaged in sexual activity.

Judgement TimeThe Naked DrummerMaking the BeatThe Event MC

Unfortunately naturist have in the past vehemently denied that sex and naturism occur simultaneously, resulting in this common behaviour going unchallenged at our nude beaches across the country. This problem is highlighted by club nudists who tend to ignore or deny that they too sometimes have issues of the same ilk, although they are able to control them better, being private premises. However people may choose to ignore the problem, the rest of us enlightened individuals who have an interest in the future of naturism need urgently to stand up in opposition. The sad fact is that there are many individuals out there who simply equate nudity with sex, unlike the enlightened nudist who is able to delineate the two. The widespread proliferation of internet based nudist pornography only serves two disturbing purposes:
  • It gives 'exhibitionists' cause to think that we naturists accept their displays of sexual activity, and;
  • It shows gives the general public (and more importantly the media) the impression that we all support, or at the very least tolerate, sex on our beaches.
Of course we know that neither of these facts are true, but if we do not physically challenge exhibitionists, take action against them, and speak out against them, this deplorable and illegal activity will continue unabated, and become even more common until local authorities are forced to close all our beaches. Such individuals, in their very behaviour, demonstrate that they are not afraid of being exposed - in fact 'exposing' themselves and their lewd sexual acts is their primary aim. The have no concern for others around them, for the law, for children present and mistakenly believe that people want to see them engaged in sexual acts. Clearly, from the images obtainable throughout the internet, they are not even afraid of being photographed and plastered throughout all corners of the globe. There is one thing they are afraid of, and that is being caught.

Judgement TimeThe Naked DrummerMaking the BeatThe Event MC

It is unfortunate, and also fortunate, at how quickly information is spread across the internet. One can find internet sites promoting certain nudist beaches as 'gay' pick-up joints, and some which even go quite a bit further. However, we can and should also be using the internet to focus our efforts to fight and expose the undesirable elements in nudism. The individuals who engage in sexual conduct on nude beaches could not be further removed from naturism. They do not follow any of our beliefs, they have no interest in the type of freedom we seek, nor are they particularly interested in making friends. Casual encounters, quick jollies, and exhibitionism is their main priority. One has to also question the level of intellect, given that they don't seem to understand that their activities threaten the very place they like to indulge. Somewhat akin to going to the toilet in their own nest.

Judgement TimeThe Naked DrummerMaking the BeatThe Event MC

There is one, and only one, course of action. And before you say it is all too hard, consider this. We are already a minority, thus the exhibitionist is a minority within a minority. We have the power and the numbers to stand against them and take the necessary action. What is more, we also have the law on our side. Do not kid yourself that calling the police will cause you to be arrested or embarrassment. We have seen, and directly spoken to clothed police, on nudists beaches who were there to arrest individuals. We have also had friends who have directly challenged exhibitionists (not advised), seized cameras, taken photos of perpetrators, and called the police. It's quite amazing how quickly these people move along when they realise that the police are (or might be) on the way. One only needs to pretend to call the police to send the individuals on their way. It's time we reclaimed our beaches and protected them from closure, rather than expect someone else to do it. It we want our valuable lifestyle to continue and to grow, if we want our image in the public eye to improve, the onus is on us to act now and show the community that we do not tolerate lewd conduct in our neighbourhood either!

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