Nudist activities in Melbourne

Strip off and put on a brave front...

Photograph: Mario G. GarcĂ­a

When we talk about nudism (also known as naturism), we're not just talking about nude beaches and festivals. We've investigated the various activities that you can enjoy in your birthday suit in Melbourne, from bath houses to bowling. And yes, nude beaches and festivals, too. 

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Nudist beaches and clubs in Melbourne

Jajarawong Naturist Retreat

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, BBQs, restaurant and masseuse.

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Japanese Bathhouse

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.

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Metro East Nudist Leisure Club

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.

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Nude Bowling

Enjoy bowling? Enjoy being naked? Thanks to Aussie Naturist 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.

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Solar West

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.

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Sunnyside North Beach

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.

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Greg M

I would also like to mention of Corio Valley Nudist club,it has been fully active for more than 50 years,and is always seeking new members to join.