More than clubs and resorts...
The overwhelming majority of us don’t feel welcome (even if you say we are) at Australia’s organised nudist resorts. That’s why we’re staying away and congregating instead on beaches and in our own small private events. Put more bluntly, the existential future of Australia’s nudist campgrounds and resorts unwilling to change is under a very dark cloud. But there is a ray of sunlight.
A long line of very public events are only getting bigger each year; such as the World Naked Bike Ride, Confest and the Sydney Skinny, to mention just one of the many organised nude swims which take place around Australia and New Zealand (and around the world) every year. Let’s not forget also the hugely public one-time displays such as the mass conceptual art projects envisaged by American artist Spencer Tunick, who drew thousands of mostly young people to pose nude in Melbourne in 2001 and on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in 2010.
We’re even making short, commercially available movies about nudism, organising naked ten-pin bowling nights, parties in hotel suites and private houses, laser tag, roller skating and more. Make no mistake about it. Young people are not afraid of getting naked together in non-sexual environments.