Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mid-winter get-together

BOP Naturists are inviting anyone who is interested in the naturist lifestyle to join us for a unique weekend at The Lazy Tramper, a lodge in the Kaimai Ranges, between Matamata and Tauranga (on the Tauranga side). It is set in a bush setting and if the weather allows, there are several bush walks in the Kaimai Forest Park, which start from The Lazy Tramper. Adjacent to the kitchen is a lounge/dining area, with a roaring fire that will keep us warm, even if it is wet and cold outside. There is another lounge/function area between both bunk houses, with comfy couches and a table tennis table. There are two bunk rooms with adjacent ablutions which sleep up to 40 people in single bunk beds. Both bunk rooms are centrally heated (turned on before arrival so the sleeping quarters are toasty warm). The bunk houses have 4 beds (2 bunks) in divided off areas, so it is reasonably private and are basic but comfortable. The lodge is very well appointed and very clean and tidy.

This fantastic weekend (July 30-31) is only $22.50 per person (children $10 each), with a limit of 40 people. This price includes free overnight accommodation and a cooked breakfast on the Sunday. As I have to pay a fixed price for the exclusive use of this facility, it is the same whether staying overnight or not. People need to bring their own sleeping bags, toiletries, etc, a meal to share for the pot luck dinner and their own drinks. As the lodge is only registered for 40 people, those coming must prebook with me and pay me in advance. Bookings and enquiries to Glenne at

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We are one year old!

Yes, doesn't time fly when you are having fun! BOP Naturists were formed a year ago this month and it has proven to be a very successful group.
I have been doing some stats on the group to show you how we are made up.
There are a total of 370 members, made up of 290 as couples and 80 singles. 43% are females. Members come from all over the country, with 12 from overseas, so is not limited to local naturists. Over 100 do not belong to any naturist club. The club with the highest number belonging to BOP Naturists is NZ Naturists with 90.
The group has held over 20 get-togethers over the year and lately between 30-40 people have been enjoying these and mixing with like-minded people. Places we have been to include hot pools (monthly), dinners, naturist clubs, private properties, lodges, beaches, and a DOC camp ground.
I hope to be able to carry on these types of activities over the following years and look forward to welcoming many more new people to the successful Bay of Plenty Naturists social group.