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sydney world pride 2023

DAY 1 - sydney

Welcome to Sydney! This morning we'll set out to explore this sun-drenched, cosmopolitan and eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you the lowdown on all of Sydney's best bits as you get a tour of the highlights, before we venture over to Bondi Beach where you can spend the afternoon lazing about in the sunshine. Then it's time to whip out your best party outfits for the main event of today, the Sydney Mardi Gras parade. This year, Sydney Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride unite to present a truly global LGBTQI+ pride festival - the very first in the Southern Hemisphere - and we get to be part of it! Think tight 'n' bright, rainbow face paints and as much glitter as you can handle. Not ready to call it a night? We'll keep the party going at the official Mardi Gras afterparty for a joyous evening of music, dancing, connection and celebration. Lucky us.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Get around the city with an included 3 day Sydney Transport Pass

Guided Walking Tour of Sydney

Spend the afternoon at Sydney's Bondi Beach & swim in the dreamy blue waters

Keep the celebration going with an official Mardi Gras afterparty

DAY 2 - sydney

Morning sunshine! Sore head? A classic Sydney brunch and coffee fix at Roy's Café will sort that right out. Today you can take the day to recover on one of Sydney's beautiful beaches or keep the World Pride celebrations going by attending the Laneway Festival, a cherished tradition of the Mardi Gras Festival including over 10 hours of music, dance areas and pop-up shows.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Laneway Festival

day 3 - sydney

With a full free day to choose your own adventure, we have plenty of Free Time Add-Ons for you to pick from. Wine-lovers can sign up for an Australian wine tasting experience; water-lovers can opt for a sunset cruise or jetboat across the Sydney Harbour, plus much more. It's up to you! Tonight we'll wrap up with an included farewell to Sydney dinner (our treat), followed by the chance to hit up some of the famed Oxford Street nightclubs. A trip to Sydney wouldn't be complete without experiencing the nightlife, and Oxford Street is the heart of Sydney's LGBTQI+ scene with multiple dance floors, performers, DJs, themed nights and drag shows. What are you waiting for?

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Enjoy a final farewell dinner

Hit up Sydney's Oxford street nightclubs in the heart of the LGBTQ+ scene


FREE TIME ADD-ons

See Sydney's skyline at its best as you take the climb of your life up the famous Harbour Bridge

AUD 250.00

Master the waves with a surf lesson at Bondi Beach

Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride

AUD 60.00

Sydney Harbour Sunset Cruise

AUD 25.00

DAY 4 - sydney to byron bay

Sydney

With Sydney satisfaction levels at a high this morning we jump on a plane to Byron Bay where all your hippie dreams can come to life.

Byron Bay

Landing in Byron Bay, we'll drop off our bags at the accommodation and start as we mean to go on, heading straight to the beach. Here in Byron we'll unleash our secret talent for surfing with an included lesson. You'll be a pro in no time! Afterwards, why not finish the afternoon with some beer tasting at a famous Byron Bay Brewery?

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Live out your bohemian dreams with a surfing lesson in Byron Bay


FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Taste craft beer at the Stone and Wood Brewery in Byron Bay

AUD 40.00

DAY 5 - byron bay

Byron Bay

We'll continue the surf vibes today with the option to kickstart our morning with sunrise at Australia's most easterly point. Then you have the rest of the day free to explore like a local. With the afternoon stretched out ahead of you, there's kayaking, relaxing on the beach and whale watching (seasonal) all on offer - your time here will be nothing short of magic.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Byron Bay Lighthouse at Sunrise

Cape Byron Sea Kayaking

AUD 60.00

DAY 6- byron bay to noosa everglades via hosanna farm

Byron Bay

It's time to wave goodbye to Byron and head up the coast to Noosa Everglades. But first, why not opt for early morning yoga on the beach as you watch the golden sun stretch over the famous bay?

Hosanna Farm

On the way north we'll stop at Hosanna Farm, an authentic Aussie farm where you'll have the chance to meet and feed the farm animals, as well as try some traditional Australian tucker - damper & billy tea.

Noosa Everglades

Buzzing from our farm adventures, we'll head to our next destination, the Noosa Everglades. Here we'll unpack at our Special Stay Eco Lodge home for the next two nights and relax with a group dinner in the bistro & bar area, surrounded by the chatter and rustling of local birds and kangaroos.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Stay at a sustainable Eco Lodge in Noosa Everglades

Spot kangaroos from your cabin at our Special Stay Eco Lodge in the Noosa Everglades

Cook your own delicious damper on the fire at Hosanna Farm

Feed the farm animals at Hosanna Farm


FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Morning Yoga Class

DAY 7 - noosa everglades -k'gari (fraser island) day trip

Noosa Everglades

Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our Eco Camp this morning (you might even spot a kangaroo) and grab a quick brekkie before heading out for a day on K'gari (Fraser Island).

K'gari (Fraser Island)

Your spirits will be at an all-time high after this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes and dense rainforests. We'll cruise along the world's longest sand highway before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch.

Noosa Everglades

It's back to the Eco Camp this evening for our final night here. You have free time to tuck into some food at the bistro, sample the offerings at the CootharaBAR boutique brewery, or just relax and enjoy the lush surroundings of this beautiful protected National Park.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

Stay at a sustainable Eco Lodge in Noosa Everglades

Spot kangaroos from your cabin at our Special Stay Eco Lodge in the Noosa Everglades

Spend the day on the world's largest sand island: Fraser Island

Swim in idyllic Lake Mackenzie on Fraser Island

Enjoy a tasty lunch on Fraser Island

DAY 8 -noosa everglade to brisbane

Noosa Everglades

It's your final day but what better way to say goodbye to The Glades than with an optional Canoeing Excursion on one of only two Everglades in the world!

Brisbane

Swap social deets and make plans for future adventures. Where will we go together next?

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Noosa Everglades Canoe Trip

AUD 55.00

world pride 2023

23 feb 2023 - 5 mar 2023

 

Want to discover the bright lights & best beaches of the East Coast, plus 3 days of Pride celebrations thrown in for good measure? Let this trip guide you from sun-drenched Sydney to bohemian Byron Bay with a stop in the wilderness of the Noosa Everglades in between. Catch Sydney's Mardi Gras parade and official afterparty, hit the drag scene and nightclubs of Oxford Street, kick back at Bondi beach, wake up to the sounds of birds chirping at your Special Stay Everglades Eco Lodge, learn to surf in Byron Bay and bask in the sun at the most easterly point of Australia. Challenge accepted.


pricing

manchester - £2479pp

london heathrow - £2499pp

*prices subject to availability and change based on 2 people sharing.

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LGBTQ+ liberation

Here are a few key years in which Sydney made progress in the fight for LGBTQ+ liberation, along with some movie references to give you a better picture of the time (because why not?):

 

In 1986, the year Matthew Broderick started stealing hearts as Ferris Bueller, LGBT discrimination became illegal in Sydney.

 

Homosexual activity has been legal since Uma Thurman and John Travolta created that iconic dance sequence as Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega. That’s 1994 for all the non-Pulp Fiction fans.

 

Only 23 years after homosexual activity was legalised, same sex couples were given (long overdue) permission to tie the knot. 2017 BC (before pandemic) wasn’t a good year for movie releases, but it was a great year for Sydney’s LGBTQ+ community.

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