Starting in Sydney, this trip is an amazingly diverse gay adventure! From Urulu / Ayers Rock to Sydney Opera house, this luxury group trip is filled with the iconic sights of Australia.
Beginning in Sydney, you will fly to Uluru for our two-night stay in the Outback Along the way back to Sydney we will observe the sunrise over Uluru, explore the rain forest of Port Douglas and snorkel through the pristine corals of Mackay Coral Cay. The journey finishes with four nights in Sydney! While there you will experience Sydney in the day and night and stay during the weekend of Gay Mardi Gras 2020, immersed in one of the biggest gay parties in the world!
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- 20th February 2020 Thursday
Group Trip Breakdown
Day 1 - Sydney
When you arrive at Sydney International Airport, you will be met by a representative who will take you to the hotel on the beautiful Bondi Beach.
After a long day of travelling you’ll enjoy the rest of your day relaxing after your long flight, and where better than the beach! The gorgeous, gay-populated North Bondi or the famed iceberg pools of the Tamarama Beach offer a bounty of beach-side wonders to relax aside.
Day 2 - The Outback
After breakfast in the hotel, we fly to Uluru, the home of Ayers Rock. In the Outback, we’ll indulge in our crocodile dundee fantasies and learn of history of the unique landscape.
Originally named Uluru, Ayers Rock is one of the country’s most recognisable natural landmarks and is sure to take your breathe away
3 - Uluru
Rising before dawn, we’ll begin our day in Uluru to take a guided walking tour to a spectacular viewing point of the sunrise.
After an Outback picnic breakfast, we will learn about the Mala people and the markings of their petroglyphs. After a stop at the Mutitjulu watering hole, we will return to our resort in the late morning.
Later in the afternoon, we will take a scenic flight to gain a better overview of Uluru. Then we will watch the sunset on a remote desert location. As darkness falls, we’ll enjoy a “Night in the Field of Light,” an art experience that will illuminate your outback experience.
Day 4 - Port Douglas
On day four of our trip we make our way to the northeast coastline, where we will stay in a gorgeous beach and rainforest setting for the next four nights.
During your stay, you will have the opportunity to take daily guided nature walks, beach discovery, star gazing at the observatory and bird watching to name a few activities.
Day 5 - Mackay Coral Cay
Our Northeast-Australian adventure begins today! Departing early from the marina, we set sail to the Coral Cays of Mackay and the Undine Reefs to cruise and snorkel across the coastline alongside the Daintree Mountains.
If snorkelling is not for you, take a tour on a glass bottom boat or walk across the heavenly white sand beaches.
Day 6 - Daintree Rainforest
Starting a little later today, we will head to Cooya Beach, a fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. After enjoying the sights of the beach, we make our way to Mossman Gorge, where we will be welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony conducted by Aboriginal people.
We will learn lots from our indigenous guide, from identifying bush food and making soap. Such an education will be greatly enjoyed in amongst the luscious rain forest.
Day 7 - Leisure
Today is a day for yourself, to enjoy and relax in our beautiful eco-resort. You can hike or walk along the beach if you fancy some activity, or you can unwind by the pool or in the spa.
Day 8 - Sydney
Today we arrive in Sydney, just in time for Pride! Upon arrival, we’ll gear up for the weekend ahead.
Mardi Gras will be in full swing when we get to Sydney. We offer the most fun experience of this colourful fest, with spontaneous party options, we are well-equipped to guide you Mardi Gras experience.
It is hard to put into words how amazing the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is. It’s the world’s largest Mardi Gras celebration and is Australia’s biggest attraction for overseas visitors. This event is a month long, with gay and lesbian cultural, social, and sporting events, culminating in the festive parade and countless parties.
The parade is followed by an official all-night Mardi Gras party and dozens of unofficial parties around the city. Party tickets are not included with the package, you will be advised on how to get them.
Day 9 - Sydney
Today we get up and close and personal to some of Oz’s wildlife! Beginning with a cable car ride, we will head to Taronga Zoo, one of the most highly regarded zoos in the world.
If that wasn’t enough, we’ll then take a ferry across Sydney harbour to observe the iconic Sydney Opera House. Our tour illuminates the history and culture of this contemporary masterpiece of architecture. Spending the day inside and around the Opera House, you’ll get an unforgettable look at the Australian landmark.
Day 10 - Sydney
We begin our penultimate day with a short trip to The Rocks, just under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Despite being one of first English settlement in Sydney, we will instead take an aboriginal guide around The Rocks, as the harbour has long been held sacred by the Aboriginal people.
We will spend the rest of the day enjoying the festival atmosphere. It is the world’s grandest gay party, so indulge! There are a multitude of possibilities to enjoy on this day of partying.
In the evening we’ll enjoy premium grandstand seats for the Mardi Gras parade, an event attended by some 600,000 people! The parade is followed by an official all-night Mardi Gras party. With an abundance of official and unofficial parties across the city, you’re guaranteed a lively night.
In the evening you will meet for one last time and exchange storied from all your adventures. This will be followed by a farewell dinner with your new friends.
Day 11 - Sydney
Today will be more relaxed allowing you to recover from the previous night! There are some optional excursions which are available for you to go on including the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb giving you views down onto the Opera House and across its magnificent harbour. You are provided with all the equipment and are harnessed in at all times! Your leader will guide you up to the top and point out the famous landmarks which you can see from a totally different perspective!
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