First published on 4 Sep 2012. Updated on 2 Jan 2013.
Clean away all your winter cobwebs the way the Japanese do – communally and stark naked. This traditional Japanese bath house requires you to take off your shoes at the door and then remove all clothes before you hop into the hot, communal bath (one for each gender) and relax. Afterwards you can sip on sake in the relaxation room or have a shiatsu treatment.
Go natural baby and have some fun in the sun sans bathers. These beaches are generally harder to find than most but Sunnyside North tends to be a friendly and popular one to try. Just make sure you’ve gone north enough so that you don’t get weird looks when you start stripping off. A piece of advice: apply sunscreen EVERYWHERE.
Ready to bare all and make some new friends? This friendly community that has run over 31 years hosts social and recreational nights where families (including children) and couples can enjoy a fun night of activities such as swimming, water aerobics, volleyball, table tennis or general use of the gym and sauna. It's a great place to meet new people and get fit at the same time, all whilst in the nuddy.
Want to stay naked for more than a couple of hours? Maybe for a couple of days even? At Jajarawong Naturist Retreat you can stay in an electricity free cabin or camp and really get back to nature. Gas lights and heaters will keep your naked body warm along with the sauna, hot tub and the cocktail and lounge bar. Partake in some of the activities on offer such as bushwalking, fishing and feeding the ducks. Other facilities include swimming pool, barbecue, restaurant and masseuse.
Naturist club Solar West holds swim nights every second and fourth Saturday of the month at Doveton and every second and third Sunday at Werribee. Bring a plate to share for supper, a towel, a smile and leave your togs behind.
Enjoy bowling? Enjoy being naked? Thanks to Naturists Australia you can do both at the same time! They have found a bowling alley in Melbourne willing to host nude bowling nights every Saturday at 7pm. They still need numbers to make this a regular event so email them if you’re interested.