Are you ready for Bear New Zealand Week 2024?
From 1 - 6 February, bears and their friends from all over New Zealand and afar will be taking over Auckland at Bear New Zealand Week 2024.
Thursday, 1 February 2024
Meet & Greet
It’s time to come out of hibernation and get ready to unleash the roar at the Bear New Zealand Week 2024! Whether you're a cuddly cub, a proud papa bear, or anything in between, join us to kick things off.
Get ready to laugh your furry tits off! Don't miss out on this laughter-filled comedy show hosted by Neil D’Bear Thornton, joined by the nation’s fierce and fabulous lineup of the best LGBTQ+ and allied comedians as they take to the stage for a night of entertainment.
Friday, 2 February 2024
Mr Bear New Zealand
Prepare for a showstopping extravaganza as we embark on a draw dropping night to crown the ultimate representative of New Zealand's vibrant gay bear community – the one and only Mr. Bear New Zealand! This event is not just a pageant; it's a celebration of confidence, authenticity, and unity.
Saturday, 3 February 2024
Board Games and Gaymers
Join us for an afternoon of laughter, strategy, and friendly competition at our Board Game Night! Whether you're a board game aficionado or just looking for a great time.
Sunday, 4 February 2024
Hilton's Bear Brunch
Bears go Axe Throwing
Prepare for a bear-ly thrilling adventure as our furry friends gather for a unique and rugged experience – Gay Bear Axe Throwing Extravaganza!
Dive into a world of Wet Fur as Centurian Sauna invites you to an afternoon of relaxation, connection, and steamy delights.
Leather & Gear Night
Leather Night is a social, cruise and smoke-out party exclusively for men who proudly identify as such and share a passion for gear.
Monday, 5 February 2024
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join us for a day on Rangitoto Island. Our bear troop will set sail from Auckland's waterfront, cruising across the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf to reach the iconic volcanic island.
You'll be sent to the Fullers website to book tickets. Please make sure you have the right date selected and please select the 2.20pm return ferry.
Tuesday, 6 February 2024
Eat it & Beat it
Wrap up Bear New Zealand Week with a sizzling finale at Eat it & Beat It on the beach of Coyle Park! Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of flame-grilled delights, laughter, and new friendships.