Mapua Leisure Park Nude Beach Guide
Leisure Park, New Zealand - Tolerated
Leisure Park has its own
clothes-optional beach in the
town of Mapau, 20km west of
Nelson in the Tasman Bay. The
park has a range of accommodation
set in 25 acres of native woodland,
along with the usual amenities
such as a swimming pool, cafe,
sauna, tennis courts, golf course,
etc. The park can be accessed
via the end Toru Street which
crosses a causeway to reach
the park (see map link below).
(Feb 2005): Until recently
Mapua Leisure Park used to be the
'place to go' in the Nelson area.
However the new American owners
want to back away from the togs-optional
use the place was founded on. Officially,
'nude use' is now restricted to
February and March. - Natural
Friends' Network -------- Read
the full story here.
LEISURE PARK NUDE BEACH REPORTS:
When we came to
the Mapua Leisure Park, it was our
first, and definitely the last motor
camp. As Finns we were used to nudity,
so the fact, that Mapua was clothing
optional didn't bother us. But the
owners had made this Clothing Optional
paradise (as described in their
leaflet) to a big business. So there
were 1400 people, and only maybe
seven of them nude on the beach.
There were some giggling adolescents
on the beach watching the few nudes,
and the nature of the motor park
came out in a form of barbequing
noisy people with their noisy youngsters.
We had a Chalet, an A-shaped cabin,
with our own kitchen facilities.
- Tero and Elina 1997