Those who enjoy spending their days nude are inviting others to join them.

The New Zealand Naturist Federation has announced a Go Natural Week to herald the beginning of warmer weather and raise awareness of the benefits of baring all.

The week will run from October 20 to 28 and federation spokeswoman Donna Miller said it was an opportunity for people to experience the stress-relieving freedom that nude recreation brought.

Naturism was a holistic approach to healthy living that led to an improvement in both physical and mental health, stemming from a person feeling better about themselves and their body, Ms Miller said.


Naturist clubs, including Bay of Plenty Sun Club at Matata, will be celebrating by holding various events during the week.

Some clubs are holding open days inviting individuals, couples and families to visit-with no obligation to get undressed, Ms Miller said.

''We hope people can accept our invitation to visit one of these venues and have the opportunity to meet some members and to better understand what naturism is all about.''

For more information contact Bay of Plenty Sun Club, Matata, (027) 440 5157 or