Arcadia Lodge – Bay of Islands Gay B&B

Arcadia Lodge - Bay of Islands Gay B&B

There is nowhere quite like Arcadia Lodge Russell located in the Bay of Islands landmark and sitting in a magnificent position looking out over Russell’s tranquil Matauwhi Bay. This historic Bay of Islands gay B&B was built around 1902, and has been operating as Arcadia Lodge since mid 1920’s. The property is boutique B&B style accommodation. 

BAY OF ISLANDS GAY B&B IN RUSSELL, NEW ZEALAND

For many of our guests one of their greatest pleasures is to sit on the deck and drink in the 180 degree views of water, bush & yachts. We are just a stroll around the corner to NZ’s first historic capital town Russell. Accommodation comprises of three downstairs suites with private decks and amazing views. Matariki suite with two bedrooms bedrooms catering for up to four guests. Upstairs is a charming queen room with water views, or a super king bed with loft style ensuite.

For guests wanting more independence Arcadia Cottage sits beside the lodge with a relaxed feel providing a more self contained accommodation for up to four guests who want a longer vacation with optional breakfast by request.

See the Arcadia Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Treghan Lodge – Gay Friendly Kerikeri B&B in New Zealand

Treghan Lodge - Gay Friendly Kerikeri B&B in New Zealand

Gay Friendly Kerikeri B&B in New Zealand’s Bay Islands

The Treghan Luxury Lodge sits on a little more than two acres of beautiful private landscaped gardens. Located in northern New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, our gay friendly Kerikeri B&B is a special place to get away from it all. Awaken in your own personal guesthouse, knowing your self contained private space is yours and yours alone. We believe this self contained privacy to be very important in these times.

We’ve carefully considered every last detail, from the oh-so-comfortable bed linens and feather pillows to our famous, fresh-baked organic cookies. Each guesthouse includes a/c and free Wifi internet access for your comfort.

Choose from:

The Owner’s Cottage – a fantastic cottage with its own ensuite bathroom, separate lounge and kitchenette.

Birdsong Retreat or Tranquility Retreat – our luxurious, new 2 bedroom guesthouses, each with two baths and fully-equipped kitchens (with both dishwasher and washing machine).

See the Treghan Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Arcadia Lodge – Gay Bay of Islands B&B

Arcadia Lodge - Gay Bay of Islands B&B

GAY BAY OF ISLANDS B&B IN RUSSELL, NEW ZEALAND

There is nowhere quite like Arcadia Lodge Russell located in the Bay of Islands landmark and sitting in a magnificent position looking out over Russell’s tranquil Matauwhi Bay. This historic gay Bay of Islands B&B, built in circa 1902, has been operating as Arcadia Lodge since mid 1920’s and is a boutique B&B style accommodation. 

For many of our guests one of their greatest pleasures is to sit on the deck and drink in the 180 degree views of water, bush & yachts. We are just a stroll around the corner to NZ’s first historic capital town Russell. Accommodation comprises of three downstairs suites with private decks and amazing views. Matariki suite with two bedrooms bedrooms catering for up to four guests. Upstairs is a charming queen room with water views, or a super king bed with loft style ensuite.

For guests wanting more independence Arcadia Cottage sits beside the lodge with a relaxed feel providing a more self contained accommodation for up to four guests who want a longer vacation with optional breakfast by request.

See the Arcadia Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Treghan Luxury Lodge – Gay Friendly New Zealand B&B

Treghan Luxury Lodge - Gay Friendly New Zealand B&B

STUNNING GAY FRIENDLY NEW ZEALAND B&B

The Treghan Luxury Lodge is a quiet gay friendly New Zealand B&B which sits on a little more than two acres of beautiful private landscaped gardens. Located in northern New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, it’s a special place to get away from it all and relax. Awaken in your own personal guesthouse, knowing your space is yours and yours alone.

We’ve carefully considered every last detail, from the oh-so-comfortable bed linens and feather pillows to our famous, fresh-baked organic cookies. Each guesthouse includes a/c and free Wifi internet access for your comfort.

Choose from:

The Owner’s Cottage – a fantastic cottage with its own ensuite bathroom, separate lounge and kitchenette.

Birdsong Retreat or Tranquility Retreat – our luxurious, totally new 2 bedroom cottages, each with two baths and fully-equipped kitchens (with both dishwasher and washing machine).

All three guest accommodations are beautifully decorated and fully equipped, well kept-up, and have everything you will need for your stay. We even supply breakfast provisions (organic wherever possible) when you first arrive.

Peace and quiet is paramount at the Treghan Luxury Lodge. Our award-winning guesthouses will give you the freedom to enjoy your stay in total serenity without constant interruption. Consider your cottage your home away from home – with secluded living, wide terraces and amazing rural views.

See the Treghan Luxury Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Arcadia Lodge – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Russell, Northland, New Zealand

Arcadia Lodge - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Russell, Northland, New Zealand
House Circa 1902

ARCADIA LODGE – HISTORY, GOOD FOOD AND GLORIOUS VIEWS

There is nowhere quite like Arcadia Lodge Russell located in the Bay of Islands landmark sitting in a magnificent position looking out over Russell’s tranquil Matauwhi Bay. This historic house built in circa 1902 has been operating as Arcadia Lodge since mid 1920’s and is a boutique B&B style accommodation. 

For many of our guests one of their greatest pleasures is to sit on the deck and drink in the 180 degree views of water, bush & yachts. We are just a stroll around the corner to NZ’s first historic capital town Russell. Accommodation comprises of three downstairs suites with private decks and amazing views. Matariki suite with two bedrooms bedrooms catering for up to four guests. Upstairs is a charming queen room with water views, or a super king bed with loft style ensuite.

For guests wanting more independence Arcadia Cottage sits beside the lodge with a relaxed feel providing a more self contained accommodation forup to four guests who want a longer vacation with optional breakfast by request.

The lodge is a large house furnished in a relaxed blend of traditional and contemporary furniture and features 100 year old, honey coloured kauri floorboards. A mixture of western, Pasifika and Maori artworks including a range of historical photos and wonderful snapshots from around New Zealand adorn the lodge creating a relaxing space in which to unwind and relax, and being a very large house has ample room for everyone. We offer a prejudice free accomodation and cater for all regardless.

See the Arcadia Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Treghan Luxury Lodge – Kerikeri, New Zealand Gay Friendly B&B

 Treghan Luxury Lodge

Nestled on over two acres of lovely secluded landscaped gardens, Treghan luxury accommodation in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, is somewhere very special to relax and unwind. Wake up in your own private guesthouse, to the glorious feeling of knowing your space is solely your own.

Every last detail required for your comfort and enjoyment has been carefully considered, from the bed linen, and feather pillows, to the freshly baked organic cookies, air conditioning and free Wifi. You have the choice of a wonderful cottage (Owner’s Cottage) with its own ensuite, separate lounge and kitchenette or from two totally new, two bedroom luxurious cottages (Birdsong Retreat and Tranquility Retreat), each with two bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens, including dishwasher and washing machine.

All three cottages are beautifully appointed and fully equipped to a high standard, self-contained and are serviced regularly. Breakfast provisions (organic where possible) are provided from your arrival.

Serenity is paramount. Our multi award winning guesthouses are designed to give you the freedom to enjoy your stay in utmost tranquility without constant interruptions. Just like a home away from home – with secluded living, spacious decks and lovely rural vistas.

See the Treghan Luxury Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Sennen House – New Zealand Gay Friendly Guesthouse

Sennen House - New Zealand Gay Friendly Guesthouse

Indulge in the timeless elegance, luurious comforts & Victorian charm of this unique heritage-registered gem.

Set in 5 acres, yet only a stroll to Picton’s amenities, Sennen House offers unique and private accommodation.

Relax on sunny verandahs with views to grounds, hills or sea beyond.

See the Sennen House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Exploring Queer New Zealand

Queer New Zealand - Queenstown

Blessed with unreal natural wonders in practically every direction you look, New Zealand really is the otherworldly wonderland presented to moviegoers in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

To fly into New Zealand’s South Island from Australia is to experience humankind at our most predictable. At the first sighting of the twisty, mountainous, and lambspeckled landscape, everyone looks out of the plane’s windows in a simultaneous craning and angling of necks, and a rapid fire snapping of smartphone photos. In short, calling New Zealand pretty is like calling Liberace a modest dresser. New Zealand is a jaw-dropper.

Even better, the country is tailor-made for hassle-free tourism. Its roadways are elegantly paved, its people attentive and well mannered, even its ubiquitous grazing sheep (which outnumber humans nearly 18 to one) bare the uniform appearance of having all been recently shorn. What it lacks in dazzling cities and gay life, it makes up for in scenery so sublime even America’s most divided citizenry can agree it’s just beautiful all over the place.

There are few “queens” in Queenstown, where my friend Ryan and I enjoy an early evening arrival in balmy March. A city that would disappoint gay travelers in search of finger-snapping drag queens, a randy leather bar, or the appearance of an occasional rainbow flag, it nevertheless fires up the imagination of even the most armchair adventure seeker.

Hardly a major city (pop. 14,300), Queenstown is more like a chic base camp. If you’ve ever idled in Cairns en route to the Great Barrier Reef, overnighted in Arusha before hiking Kilimanjaro, or shacked up in a chalet before skiing the slopes of Whistler Mountain, then Queenstown will be instantly familiar. It’s a razzle-dazzle lakeside city where nobody is a true local and everyone rises and shines at the crack of dawn in search of nearby adventure—and there are plenty of them.

By Jason A. Heidemann – Full Story at Passport

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River City Cottage – Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand

River City Cottage

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Jan and Kate warmly welcome LGBTI travellers to our 100-year-old cottage in the heart of the historic river city of Whanganui. Here you will find a peaceful haven, friendly and informative lesbian hosts, and quiet, warm and comfortable rooms.

Guests must love animals, as we have two friendly old dogs and two cats, and 6 hens. Guests must also be ok with sharing a bathroom. We welcome children, and we are pet-friendly.

We have Ultra Fast Broadband Wi-Fi, which is free to our guests, and provide complimentary tea and coffee. You can opt for breakfast of fresh homemade bread and locally made jams and spreads and/or eggs from our chooks and free-range organic sausages. We serve real coffee! You are also welcome to use the washing machine, and share our kitchen if you wish to self-cater. We have a lovely deep bath for your use.

Our Bed and Breakfast is a great base from which to explore Whanganui, being one block from the river and cycleway, and an easy 10 minute walk to the centre of town. There you will find an array of great cafes and eateries, and the art galleries and boutique shopping for which the city is renowned. We love our city, and love to share it’s delights with our guests.

Stroll to the River Traders Market on a Saturday morning, paddle a waka or take a trip on the paddle steamer, visit the famous Sarjeant Gallery or the New Zealand Glassworks and enjoy the relaxed pace of life you will find here.

Whanganui is a great place for cyclists. The New Zealand Cycle Trail runs through the city, and we are a vital hub on the Mountains To Sea leg of the network. We can store your bikes safely while you stay.

If you are travelling by car, we are located 1.5 hours drive from Mt Ruapehu and the skifields, and the Tongariro Crossing. We are 2 hours drive from New Plymouth and Mt Taranaki, and 2.5 hours drive from Wellington.

We offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport or bus terminal.

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5 Of The Best Places To Stay For Eco-Friendly Vacations – Nomadic Boys

Nomadic Boys - Laos Green living is a growing trend, which has expanded exponentially over the past few years. Travellers are now planning their holidays and booking hotels based on their eco-friendliness. The tourism industry has evolved with many hotels and attractions changing their habits to match the growing demand to be eco-friendly. Today we introduce 5 of the best green spots around the world with a bit of help from our friends at the Travel Ticker team. #1 LAOS Tourism in Laos has really taken off in the past decade with tourists heading in their numbers to places like Vang Vieng and the UNESCO protected Luang Prabang. There’s more to the country of course, with a lot of undiscovered beauty, particularly in the more remote South.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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