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Since its inception, Mardi Gras has been more than just an event to represent one’s sexuality. It has become a celebration of individuality, expression and unity, not only within the gay and lesbian community, but also the wider community as a...more
Oxford & Flinders Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
We had just arrived that morning and had a very full day of touring but wanted to see the parade and the craziness so we did! Unfortunately, it was just one big party and couldn't really see the parade - not sure many people cared...More
The bar staff all had attitude and alluded to a "meth issue and suicide" in the CBD as to why they were so strict....although some of the bartenders acted as if they were the reason for the aforementioned described. Not welcoming at all. The straight...More
Yes this was the place to be to celebrate the achievements of 40 years of LGBT in Australia.
The parade was fun and incredibly busy (more than the previous years we were told), Cher there was the cherry!
The after party was incredibile good fun...More
The event itself was great, but I have to say, the lack of toilets was shocking.
For the amount of people they were expecting, I couldn't believe how hard it was to find a portaloo. My friends and I walked for about 20 minutes to...More
Decided late to fly to Mardi Gras for the 40th anniversary and glad I did.
All VIP seating had gone so I found a good place in the stonewall hotel along oxford st.
Could see the whole parade out the windows for an elevated view...More
This is definitely one of those things to do. The sights and sounds will blow your mind. The parade starts at 7:30 and you can watch free from the streets but need to get there early if you want to grab a good spot. I...More
I have come to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras five times and have even enjoyed the visits when it rained. Beware - as they say "Sydney frequently disappoints" and bring a folding pocket poncho if rain is on offer, but regardless this is...More
My first ever Mardi Gras in 15 years of living in Sydney! It is an amazing event that everyone should get to see - but it is a long night regardless of how you do it. We were lucky enough to win "VIP" entry to...More
I love Mardi Gras. Over the past 30 plus years I have helped build floats, been in the parade and watched from many locations.
The "Diamond Club" experience was the worst I have ever had. Huge que's at the bar, extremely poor viewing areas and...More
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.