From: Tuesday, Jan 25th, 2022
To: Monday, Jan 31st, 2022
Hot and Steamy in Summer – Bears Week New Zealand 10th Edison!
Bear New Zealand Week Events kick off with a meeting at Bear New Zealand tent at the Big Gay Out. It kicks off with Bears and beers, a relaxed evening at Galbraiths Alehouse. Galbraiths have a great selection of beers, as well as an impressive pub food menu. The perfect way to ease into Bear New Zealand Week. Then its time for the Bear Drag Race followed by the Urge Bear Divas. Next event it’s the Underbear party. The undies events are perhaps the most famous of nights at URGE as they host a special midweek jocks party.
Thursday’s highlight is the not to be missed, Wet Fur at Centurian Sauna in Beresford Square for an evening of cruising and sweaty fun, with special pricing and entertainment. On Friday its the election of Mr URGE New Zealand Bear. The contest is open to all current New Zealand residents and the winner will compete at Mr Australasia Bear during Southern HiBearnation.
On Saturday its the Tri-Nations annual party, an event that has established itself as one of the biggest gay dance events of the year in New Zealand and on Sunday its time to say goodbye at the closing BBQ, a great way to relax and enjoy some kiwi hospitality after a long week of fun.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action,
Gay Map of Auckland
The gay bars and clubs are located on Karangahape road and have some good hotel and apartments close by that will not break the bank.
Recommended Apartments in Auckland
Sleeps 2 Guests
Modern and vibrant living with sunny deck on K’rd, the apartment featuring 1 bedroom, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a washing machine, 1 bathroom with a Shower. Access to a patio. Free WiFi
NY Loft Ponsonby
Sleeps 4 Guests
NY air-conditioned Loft offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a bath or shower, a living room with a flat-screen TV & satellite channels & a terrace, fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. Free WiFi & parking
Luxury in the City
Sleeps 7 Guests
Luxury in the City air conditioned apartment has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a shower, a living room a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and washing machine. Free parking and WiFi.
Sale Street Loft
Sleeps 8 Guests
The apartment features 4 bedrooms, a Living room flat-screen TV with satellite channels, fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and washing machine, 1 bathroom with a bath and shower. FREE WiFi
Video Of Bear New Zealand Week
Some great video footage of Bear New Zealand Week at Auckland Pride!
Recommended Hotels in Auckland
Auckland’s gay scene is located in two neighbourhoods in the city, Karangahape Road & Ponsonby & Grey Lynn.
Karangahape Road (or K’ Road for short )is a former red light district is known for its artsy boutiques, hip café culture, and crazy nightlife. Meanwhile, Ponsonby & Grey Lynn has become a gentrified Edwardian district with charming streets, hip boutiques and bars and cafes.
We have chosen hotels within easy walking distance of the bars and clubs.
The Langham Auckland
5 Star, Luxury Option
Featuring a luxurious day spa, a heated rooftop pool and 2 restaurants with an exclusive club lounge and gym.
M Social, 4 Star
Located on the iconic Quay street, M Social offers accommodation in the heart of Auckland. Free WiFi
VR Queen Street Hotel
4 Star, Self Catering
Located in Auckland CBD (Central Business District) the hotel offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi.
4 Star, Great Location
Modern apartments, air conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV located in our readers’ favourite part of the city
Why you may want a car in Auckland
Only 110 miles southeast of Auckland you will find the Hobbit Movie Set, a must see for fans of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit films. with the famous hobbit homes and The Green Dragon Inn just waiting for you to explore take a look at Hobbiton Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
Just 20 minutes from the city you will find Kumeu Auckland’s oldest wine region with its Boutique vineyards, modern cafés, restaurants and farmers markets. Take a look at some of the wine tours on offer