GAY AUSTRALIA – Sydney, Melbourne and Mardis Gras

Sydney, Australia!   The largest city in Australia offers tons to see and do. Attend a performance at the famed Sydney Opera House, surf the waves at Bondi Beach or cruise around Sydney Harbor. At night, rest up at one of the city’s many fine hotels or resorts. (like the VERSACE HOTEL!)

There is no place in the world like Sydney. There is no time like Mardi Gras. The 2007 Mardi Gras Season begins on 2nd February and culminates on the 3rd March with the world famous night-time parade through the streets of Sydney and the enormous Mardi Gras party. It has grown from a small local event to one of the largest parties on the planet!  You can find all you need to know about our events and Gay Sydney on this site.

 



The Rocks Market is Sydney’s leading lifestyle market, featuring
a delectable range of arts, crafts, homewares and collectables.
Situated at the northern end of George & Playfair Streets and
housed under a unique sail-like canopy, the all weather market
is home to over 150 magnificent stalls every weekend.  The Market
was launched in 1991 as part of the strategic marketing program to
reposition the historical Rocks as a venue of quality, innovation and
atmosphere.  It has now established itself as Sydney’s premier
street market and the envy of other markets.

 

Many cities only muster one gay village. Sydney has plenty.

 

The traditional centre of activities has been Oxford Street in Darlinghurst, but it has become more mixed in the last ten years.

 

Nearby Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay have become the home to the smart party set. They both enjoy a stunning harbour setting and close proximity to the nightlife hub of Kings Cross.

 

Further up Oxford Street you get to Paddington. Once a bit of a dive, its rich network of Victorian terraces have long since been gentrified and it’s home to a lot of chi-chi metrogays.

 

Then there’s the beach. North Bondi is the current plage du jour while Tamarama (Glamarama) is home to some very well-to-do gay Sydneysiders.

 

Melbourne  – Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. With myriad restaurants and a colorful tapestry of Eurasian ethnicity, Melbourne is a culinary and cultural heaven, situated on the Yarra River. The gay scene spreads over two distinct queer neighborhoods: Collingwood in the north and Prahran/South Yarra/St. Kilda in the South. Outside Melbourne, you’ll find a host of regional attractions, from the Little Penguins to the spectacular Great Ocean Road.

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