Stepping up to a mind-melting lookout, whipping your clothes off and letting your unmentionables dangle as freely as the day you were born. Welcome to the secret life of modern day nudists. Brendan Jones, a health professional from NSW, enjoyed the feeling so much that he decided to take it one step further, creating a nation-wide community based around getting your kit off in the wild — Get Naked Australia. He never really understood the big fuss around nudity and never developed the awkward inhibitions that he reckons society places on us.
Rock climbing, harbour cruises and hot air ballooning are just a few things some of us like to do on holidays. But turns out you can do them naked as well. Would you be keen on camping with just a tent? Rock climbing, harbour cruises, yoga and hot air ballooning … The founder of Get Naked Australia shares his favourite things you can do nude around the country. I got 12 photos of myself naked with a backdrop of something usually quite scenic and put them in a calendar for my wife for Christmas. It just snowballed in popularity after that.
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The year-old Sydney-sider explains, "myself and some friends started hiking and exploring local secluded swimming spots a while back. I got 12 photos of myself naked with a backdrop of something usually quite scenic and put them in a calendar for my wife for Christmas. It got a lot of laughs so I thought about starting an Instagram page for the bum shots and calling it Get Naked Australia. It just snowballed in popularity after that". The account now has K followers, with people from around the country submitting photos of themselves getting naked out in the wild.
But where? Despite participants being buck naked, the Sydney Skinny swim claims not to be about nudity. Rather, this annual dip is aimed at challenging people to step outside of their comfort zones and clothes , back to basics and to feel the fresh ocean on their bare bodies. Held on 1 March from Cobblers Beach, Middle Head, Sydney, swimmers are invited to swim either m or partake in the m nudie novice. Money raised from this ticketed event goes towards rejuvenating Sydney Harbour national park, in which it takes place.