Total Price From:

$2,159.00 USD

MARDI GRAS

Sydney New South Wales, Australia

Rock + Reef - Feb 27 - Mar 6/14

Rock + Reef -  Feb 28 - Mar 8/15

8 Days/7 Nights

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 night's accommodation at centrally located gay-friendly hotels
  • Airport Transfers in each destination
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise and Taronga Zoo
  • VIP entrance to Club Tropicana for Sydney's famous Mardi Gras Parade
  • Ticket to the Official Mardi Gras Party
  • Afternoon Tour to the Olgas and sunset over Ayers Rock (Uluru)
  • Morning Sunrise over Ayers Rock and tour of the spectacular monolith
  • Full Day Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Cableway
  • Meals as per itinerary (B,L,D)
  • All prices are PER PERSON in Canadian currency.

Drag yourself to Australia with Rainbow High Vacations for Sydney's famous Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Visit the world's largest rock on earth and witness the changing colours of Uluru as the sun sets and rises. End your tour with a snorkeling trip to the Great Barrier Reef - one of the natural wonders of the world.

 

Rainbow “RAYS OF HOPE” Donation Program

WE BELIEVE IN COMMUNITY - As part of our ongoing commitment to community growth, Rainbow High Vacations supports quality of life improvements for LGBT people. We sponsor teams, offer travel-based fundraising programs, and forward donations to organizations on your behalf. (A receipt for tax purposes may be supplied, depending on the organization you choose).

 

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Rock + Reef Package 7 Nights
  Double Single
3-star hotels  2159 2889
4-star hotels 2489 3505
5-star hotels 2779 4209

 

Photo: Tourism Australia

 

Itinerary

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Rock + Reef

27 Feb. Arrive Sydney. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your gay-friendly hotel where you will spend the next 3 nights.

28 Feb. Sydney.  Take a cruise on Sydney Harbour today, including stops at the Rocks, Opera House, Watson's Bay and Taronga Zoo. Your ticket is flexible enabling you to take any of the 8 daily departures, spending as long as you wish at each stop before rejoining the cruise. Entrance to the Taronga Zoo is included, where you can see many native animals including kangaroos, koalas and the adorable platypus.

01 March. Mardi Gras. Today, Oxford Street will be lined with a convoy of sequins and glitter. Enjoy the very best parade view in the city at Club Tropicana - a place where you can sip on cool drinks while taking in the hot vista. The viewing area this year will be turned into a kitsch holiday caravan park, filled with palm trees and calypso vibes, with a perfect vantage point of Taylor Square.  After the parade, immerse yourself in a rich choice of state-of-the-art venues with heart-pumping music and exclusive performances  at the largest gay and lesbian party in the Southern Hemisphere.

02 March. Sydney to Ayers Rock. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Ayers Rock (airfare not included). On arrival, transfer to your accommodation. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) to watch the sunset.

03 March. Ayers Rock to Cairns. An early start this morning to witness the impressive sunrise and take a tour the spectacular monolith, Ayers Rock. After your tour, you will be transferred back to the airport for your onward flight to Cairns (airfare not included), and transfer to your accommodation.

04 March. Great Barrier Reef. Depart on your full day cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef. Explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible, the underwater observatory or by snorkelling. A range of optional activities are available including scuba diving with tanks or an Oceanwalker helmet, guided snorkeling tours with a marine biologist and scenic helicopter flights. (L)

05 March. Kuranda. Travel by train to the picturesque village of Kuranda winding through hand cut tunnels and past spectacular waterfalls. Visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary before transferring to Rainforestation Nature Park for a performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance. Tour through the rainforest in an amphibious Army Duck and visit the Tropical Fruit Orchard. Visit the Koala and Wildlife Park to have your photo taken with a koala, hand feed kangaroos and view the awesome crocodiles. Transfer to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide above the rainforest canopy to Caravonica Lakes with stops along the way at Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station. (L)

06 March. Depart Cairns. You are transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight. Stay longer if you wish.

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MARDI GRAS