The Wingate Club is Auckland’s largest and busiest gay bathhouse and sauna complex, standing on five-thousand square metres of land beside the Whau River in a quiet suburban street.
They describe themselves
We offer a number of facilities that are unique, not just in Auckland, but around the world, including large, secluded leafy grounds where you can sunbathe, chat with new and old friends, and play. There is a large sunlit lawn beside a large outdoor swimming pool, or you can wander through the bushland hillside where there are numerous nooks and crannies where you can gain some privacy.
Naturally we offer all the other facilities that are common in bathhouses, including cruise area, private rooms, video areas, steam sauna, dry sauna, spas, glory holes in our new maze area, two mattress rooms. Following a major fire in May 2013 the main part of the venue has been completely redesigned and rebuilt and we now have modern, fresh, clean facilities. With the best facilities in Auckland we are well worth the visit.
With plenty of free parking with no time restrictions, and our low entry fees, the Wingate Club is the best value in Auckland that will have you visiting time and time again.
This past Saturday, the New Zealand sauna The Wingate Club caught fire. According to the club’s website, the fire happened in the dry sauna and caused extensive damage.
In an update on Tuesday, the owners are waiting for the insurance company to finish their investigation. All the wet areas of the spa (sauna, steam room even the pool) will not be operational for the next six months. However this New Zealand sauna hopes to re-open the main lounge and downstairs area for cruising.
For continuing updates on their progress go to The Wingate Club website.