Naturi is a special friendship club, set in private bushland, less than 30 minutes north of Hornsby NSW, where our members are free to spend time in the nude, relaxing and enjoying our beautiful natural surroundings.
We enjoy BBQ’s and picnics, swimming in the club pool, playing mini tennis & table tennis, or just sitting around and chatting about life and having a laugh. Our members often camp over or stay in one of our caravans during weekends, to make the most of the opportunity to be naked, especially during the warmer months of the year.
We are a group of friends, rather than a registered club or resort. This means we have always welcomed those who are genuinely interested in our lifestyle, with a view to them joining us, but we are not set up to offer holidays for visiting tourists.
Sadly, our dear friend Heinz, who owned the land upon which we meet, recently passed away. Just at the moment, we are unable to welcome new people to the Club while we work out the future of the Club.
Thank you to all of the wonderful people who have shared their love and happy memories with us, as we reflect on the huge contribution Heinz has made to naturism in Australia, and to our Club in particular.
If you need to make contact with us at the current time, please email Rod, our Club Secretary, at email@example.com for more information.
Upcoming Events and Activities
NB: Only existing Club members are able to attend functions for the time being, while we work out the future of our Club, since the passing of the founder and owner of our site, Heinz. We will continue to have access to the Club while Heinz’s family work out the future for the property, and for that we are immensely grateful.
We have two events planned for Club Members over the next few months:
*Our next major members event is on the Easter Long Weekend over the period Friday 19- Monday 22 April 2019. It is going to be a fantastic weekend together, so make sure if you are a member you come for at least part of the time! We are planning a Pot Luck Dinner on the Saturday night, the idea being that we all bring along something to share.
*We have also set a weekend in mid May for another members gathering, over the period Saturday 18- Sunday 19th May. It turns out this is an election weekend, which could make for some interesting viewing on Saturday night! The Members meeting will be on Sunday May 19th at 11am.
*Terry is our new Accommodation Manager, so members should touch base with Terry to book their caravan or favourite powered site.
Since we last updated this section on Recent Events, we have held Heinz’s wake for Naturi members on the evening of 9th March 2019 in the company of Maree and Ian. Special thanks to Terry & Ann for the great job they did organising the wood fired pizzas, which were perfect for the occasion, as Heinz was very proud of that pizza oven!
This was in addition to the family’s gathering of Heinz’s friends and family that was held at the family home on 23 February 2019. Although it has been a sad time, there has been a lot of laughter and sharing of happy memories – and I am sure that is the way Heinz would prefer us to remember him!
There was a strong showing of support for the Club at our recent Australia Day Weekend gathering at the Club, with 24 in attendance. Given recent circumstances, this gave a wonderful opportunity to share memories of Heinz and make the most of the Aussie sunshine! Thanks to Terry and Ann for catering sausage sandwiches on Saturday night, and for Terry for helping to clear our septic!
Our Christmas event in December was a great chance for everyone to get together and toast what has been a great year for the Club. We will treasure the memory of this being the last time that Heinz shared a meal with us, a truly special event. Thanks to Terry & Ann for catering a fine feast, and to Janelle and Sue for amazing desserts!
We had something of a heatwave at Naturi on the weekend of 3/4 November 2018. Hot curries, hot weather and some even braved the heat of the sauna! But the greatest warmth of all came from the great companionship we shared together. It is so awesome to spend time our nudist lifestyle together at this time of year!
To counter the heat, we had plenty of cool drinks and spent time chilling in our lovely pool and in the shade of our trees. And it is pretty cool that four new friends were welcomed to membership of the club – Greg, Diah, Nitin and Sue!
Thanks to Geoff, Brett and Rod, a trifecta of blokes cobbling together curries, and the consensus was they did a pretty good job! Thanks also to Ann for sourcing some fresh naan bread to go with the meal!
It was great to welcome two more first-time visitors – we hope to see them again soon!
Oktoberfest came to Naturi on the weekend of 6 & 7 October! The wet weather did not deter us, and it was great to welcome to our club visitors Greg and Diah.
The focus of the event was a magnificent spread of German food thanks to Ann & Terry, and for the first time for Naturi, we had a beer tasting, sampling some of Bavaria’s finest beers. We enjoyed the warm fire, and many of us again enjoyed the sauna (and even for some hardy souls an invigorating post sauna dip in the pool!
Our Spring Festival (September 8-9) turned out to be a weekend of extremes – wet and cold on Saturday, and then beautifully warm and sunny on the Sunday. We laboured in the rain on Saturday to spruce up the gardens, before taking “a nude hour” for lunch, which turned into about 10 hours, as no more work was done!!
There was plenty of signs of Spring on the Sunday morning when we were greeted with beautiful sunshine – here are some of the flowers that welcomed us:
Some of the highlights of the weekend were the fantastic pulled pork and pulled beef burgers, and the most amazing and delicious chocolate cake – thanks to Ann, Terry and Bron for their great efforts! We fired up the sauna on the Saturday night which warmed us up, and enjoyed a social and relaxed evening together.
On Sunday the tennis court was the centre of activity, with fairly competitive doubles tennis in the morning, followed by wine and cheese etc for lunch (also on the tennis court). It turns out that in the cooler months of the year, a tennis court is has many uses other than just playing tennis!
It was great to welcome Nitin and Sue to our group for the weekend – a lovely young couple who we hope to see again soon, and also good to welcome back Motorbike Pete – thanks for making the special trip up buddy!
We had a fantastic Christmas in July gathering on the weekend of 28/29 July – thanks to those who helped contribute to make such a fantastic weekend! Special thanks to Terry, Ann, Brett & Janelle, who catered our lavish spread! People truly got into the spirit of the event, with lots of crazy outfits (and the odd stray mouse)!
Full marks to Bazz, not only for providing coffee to a stream of members with slightly sore heads on Sunday morning, but providing radiant heat via his clever brazier, made from an old gas bottle rescued from one of our old vans:
The good times rolled on the next day, with a fun meeting, following by wine and cheese on the tennis court (why not?)
Our weekends at Naturi always hold a surprise, and this weekend we were thrilled to be visited several times by a band of local MaCaws. So beautiful!
Our Trivia night was great fun on Saturday 2nd June 2018. Thanks so much to Phil our quizmaster (and to Vic his able assistant), and to our chefs Terry & Ann for some fantastic wood-fired pizzas! It was great to have so many in attendance, and our slow combustion heater ensured that the first day of winter did not prevent us from wearing our club uniforms!!
On the first weekend in May 2018, we had an astronomy night with perfect clear skies (at last). Almost 20 people came along, and learned about our galaxy, and saw objects ranging from Jupiter and Saturn, to open star clusters, globular clusters, bright nebulae, planetary nebulae, and even distant galaxies!
Apart from stargazing, we watched the final of the soccer/football, and shared cheese, wine, and bonhomie! It was a beautiful weekend of fellowship and sharing.
We had a great meeting on the Sunday, and when all was said and done, what else to do, but to eat some delicious cheesecake!
On the first weekend in March we had a fairly informal AGM. So many came to the Club the previous weekend to catch up with Oleg (who was visiting from overseas), that many struggled to back up for a second weekend in a row. We had a nice chat about how well the club is going together, and thanked Heinz for his incredible and enduring support of the nudist cause.
It was wonderful to be able to accept Jeff and Mary to membership of the Club, and we also had some visitors over the weekend – Jenny, Peter, Ann and Karina. We hope you all had a wonderful time, and that we will see you back at the Club very soon!
We had close to the perfect Christmas Party gathering of about 25 members at Naturi on 16th December 2017. The weather was stunningly sunny, perfect for lazing around for hours in our azure swimming pool.
It was so awesome to leave the rat-race for the weekend, and to enjoy some nude time together! As you would expect, dress was limited to Santa hats and in one instance a Christmassy tie. What a joy to be nude at this time of year!
Whereas Christmas with family can be somewhat fraught, at Naturi, it was a joy – no stress, just chilled time together, chatting, watching the Aussies amass a huge total in the Ashes, quiet moments and lots of funny moments together in community. There was even a makeshift hairdressing salon set up for the women-folk to get ready for dinner!
Special thanks to Ann & Terry for preparing a fantastic dinner – ham, turkey, roast veg, salad, and all the fixings. And also our gratitude for the desserts prepared by Janelle & Brett – Christmas pudding and Trifle. I doubt many Australians will get to enjoy anything better for Christmas this year!
A special shout out also to Ann & Terry who organised a new large umbrella to provide much needed shade near our outdoor pizza oven. It will not only make it much easier for those cooking in the heat of summer, but also create another social nook for our community to enjoy outdoor time together!
The blanket of clouds shrouding the stars did not dampen our enthusiasm on our astronomy night at Naturi on 18th November. We enjoyed a wonderfully relaxed weekend together, full of cheerful conversation and moments of hilarity. While the warmth made its presence felt through the clouds, we enjoyed swimming, tennis, and chatting outside, and when the evening set in, it was dinner, soccer (Newcastle Jets went down to the Sydney Wanderers), table tennis and (lots) of banter.
It was good to welcome Craig and Carolyn for their first visit, and to see Oleg back from overseas for a short visit. And of course great for the so many of our regular members to be together enjoying our nudist lifestyle together. We had a great chat after dinner about who amongst our family and friends know about our nudist lifestyle, and one very funny topic was how sometimes we can inadvertently be “outed” on Facebook, and also what to do when the neighbour looks over the fence!
We have decided that our Naturi is becoming a foodies heaven. We have previous posted about Bazza’s amazing coffee – this weekend’s coffee was as good at they get. However the star this weekend was our amazing new outdoor pizza oven. Thanks to Terry & Ann, we were able to enjoy two “sittings” of pizzas over the course of Saturday afternoon. It was intended as a “trial” and we were supposed to be sampling small “experiments”, but the truth is that the pizzas were as good as you would get in the best pizza restaurant. We have started talking about how we might better use the area around the pizza oven – maybe even build a small deck area to extend where people can sit and socialise in the mid to late afternoon.
A surprise visitor during our pizza feast was a beautiful red-tailed black cockatoo. He sat in the tree just above our heads, looking on approvingly at proceedings, and from time to time putting on a show for us. He seemed to be very pleased with himself, and happy to perform!
On the weekend of 9-10 September 2017 we had a relaxed and fun community weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the reconstruction of our clubhouse (the Club having suffered the ravages of bushfires in the late 1990’s).
The weather was kind to us with two sunny and warm days, allowing lots of time pottering around the grounds in our Club Uniforms (i.e. nude), and for those with some energy to burn, we played lots of miniten and even some petanque. It was great to welcome two new visiting couples to the Club over the weekend.
Huge thanks go to Bron & Steve and Wen & Bill for catering delicious gourmet hamburgers for everyone to enjoy. We enjoyed a relaxed evening in front of the fireplace, and savouring some nice wine & cheese and other very nice beverages. We are becoming quite adept at dining together – and our sense of commradery continues to grow, which is great.
The other great thing about our September gathering was the institution of Bazz & Sue’s Coffee Van! Most of us love a decent coffee, and over the past year, Bazz has been perfecting the art of producing a barista quality coffee. We think he has nailed it! It is so good, the coffee van has become a “thing!” It helps create community and also raises some important funds for the Club. Barry & Sue – take a bow – we think you are the creme-de-la-creme!
Some great work is being done around the Club to get things ready for the summer rush! Thanks to our property maintenance crew and others for their hard work in helping to make Naturi so beautiful (and safe) ahead of summer!
Who says that nudism is only for the warmer months of year?! In an act of sheer defiance (and let’s face it, downright silliness) we had a huge turnout of 25 members for our Christmas in July gathering on the weekend of 1-2 July 2017. It may have been freezing cold outside (especially at night), but that did not dampen spirits, as we spent the afternoon and evening chatting, laughing, and enjoying nudist fellowship together.
Ann & Terry did an amazing job with our main course of Turkey, ham, and all the fixings, and Bron and Natalia provided fantastic desert – pavlova and trifle. Thanks so much to all of you!! Thanks also to so many members who contributed to the weekend – decking out the Clubhouse with decorations, and helping to set up and tidy up afterwards.
And we cannot really properly report on the weekend without paying homage to our three brave souls who bared and dared to take the plunge in our pool – Terry, Bron and Sue. We take our hats off to you, although it must be said that the smiles immediately before entry into the water did not last long….
Lastly, thank you to everyone for making our place so incredibly special. Each person brings their unique perspective to our group. Mutual respect is at the core of what we do, and Naturi truly is an oasis for those of us seeking the freedom of acceptance in social nudism.
As always, keep following the chatter and let us know if you planning to come along, on the Chalkboard. And be sure to LIKE other people’s posts to show your support!
Membership – details for making payments etc are here.
Online forms – a reminder that we have lots of forms now available online including membership application form, the waiver which must be signed by visitors and members, and a form to complete if you are paying accommodation or visitors fees online. There are all to be found on our Visiting Page.