Want to check out Sydney’s gay saunas and cruise clubs? Here is our list of some of the best, updated for 2013.
10 Taylor St., Darlinghurst, Tel.+61 (0)2 9360 1006
weekday - 12:00 - 07:00, weekend - 24 hours
swimming pool, steam room, sauna, sun terrace, maze, relaxing cabins, spa (游泳池, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 太阳浴, 放松舱, 温泉) Updated: 01-11-2013
Sydney’s most popular bathhouse for gay men. With 4 floors, Bodyline offers a large Romanesque jacuzzi, cedar-wood dry sauna, steam room, cinema room, maze, large cabins, sundeck, video room, coffee lounge. The facilities are clean, well-maintained and constantly upgraded. Open every day, 24 hours on the weekend. Fees are subject to a 12-hour time limit. See website for special rates and discounts. Bodyline is gay-owned and -operated since 1991, so they must be doing it right.
357 Sussex St., Tel.+61 (0)2 9267 6766
weekday - 10:00 - 06:00, weekend - 24 hours
bar, cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins, dark room (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 网际, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 放松舱, 暗室) Updated: 11-30-2012
Sydney City Steam (also known as “357″) is the busiest gay sauna in town. This large, clean place has four floors, but there’s an elevator for your convenience. City Steam offers dry sauna, steam room, maze, dark room, private cabins, video room, coffee shop and bar. Between 12:00 – 14:00 the sauna draws office-goers between who fancy a bit more meat than usually found in a lunch time sandwich. Regular themed events include Towel-Free Night, Black Out Night, Foam Parties. Open 24 hours on the weekend. All races, ages and sizes are welcome.
273 Crown St., Darlinghurst, Tel.+61 (0)2 9331 6217
weekday - Mon-Thu 15:00 - 07:00, weekend - Fri-Sun 24 hours
cafe, maze, relaxing cabins, dark room (咖啡馆, 放松舱, 暗室) Updated: 10-05-2012
Perhaps the largest ‘cruise club’ for gay men in Sydney. Headquarters offers a wide range of activities with playrooms, cruise areas, video lounge, private rooms, cubicles and refreshment facilities. Open 24 hours on the weekend. Regular themed parties and events – check Headquarters’ website for agenda.
corner of Riley St & Arnold Place, Darlinghurst, Tel.+61 (0)2 9331 8830
weekday - 11:00 - 03:00, weekend - Fri from 11:00 until Mon 03:00 nonstop
internet access, relaxing cabins (网际, 放松舱) Updated: 01-11-2013
A men’s cruise club with 30 rooms, 2 movie lounges and a “hole” lot more. No spa or sauna available. Signal attracts men of all races, ages and sexual identities. Discounts for lunchtime entries, gym members and early birds. Enter through Toolshed at 81 Oxford Street.
17 Bridge Street, Rydalmere, Tel.+61 (0)2 9638 0553
weekday - 24 hours, weekend - 24 hours
bar, music, dancing, bedroom, steam room, sauna, spa (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卧室, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 温泉) Updated: 01-11-2013
Sydney’s gay and bi ‘social club’ catering to everyone regardless of gender and sexual preference – swingers, trannies and lesbians are all welcome. Aarows has 3 levels. Facilities include sauna, spa, steam room, cinema room, private booths, pool table, lounge area, dance floor, bikes and treadmills. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Regular events include the ‘Daily Mixed Crowd’ where all genders are welcome, and Sundays ‘Nude Only’ on top floor from 1pm – 9pm.
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