Party Time! Summer Means It’s Time To Celebrate
Party time – Australia Day!
It’s Australia Day in Australia, when Australians take a holiday and have a party.
It’s a time to celebrate what a great country we have with all its natural beauty and achievements. It’s a time to pay our respects to the original inhabitants of the land that was taken from them when Europeans landed in the late 1700’s.
Party time – Festivals
It’s summer, and that means it’s also the time of our two biggest celebrations of gay pride. We are in the middle of Midsumma in Melbourne, and Mardi Gras in Sydney is just around the corner.
Party time – Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras features over two weeks of arts and film festivals, parties and events. It finishes with the famous Mardi Gras night-time parade and the party that follows. It’s not too late to plan your visit.
If you’re coming to Sydney from Melbourne for Mardi Gras, here’s a novel way to get there: the Ride to Pride. Called “1k of Gay”, the Ride to Pride Mardi Gras train is an exclusive LGBTI train chartered to take around 500 folks from the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian community to Sydney. It looks like a lot of fun, and we are working closely with our friends at Ride to Pride to make sure you have a great time at the Sydney end of things.
Speaking of friends, our friends at Gay 4 Play have a big Mardi Gras event in Jamberoo Goes Gay, where we take over a fun park for the day. Not to be left out, Points of Difference Events have another of their popular Gallery Glide and Graze events on March 1st.
Mardi Gras Tour and Packages
If you’re planning on coming to Sydney for Mardi Gras, check out our great tours and deals, from day trips to 3 and 5 night packages. And here’s something that’s going to be fun: a Mardi Gras Disco Climb of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can book and pay online for all your Planetdwellers tours and events on our new web site.
Party time – Bear Essentials
As part of Mardi Gras, Sydney Harbour Bears have a full program of events as part of the Bear Essentials festival. We are proud to be associated with it and offer our special Bear Essentials tours. These are special versions of some of our most popular tours with a very bearish slant.
Whatever you’re doing over the next few months, have fun, and talk to us if you’re coming to party time in Sydney.