Let the party begin: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Pic: mardigras.org.au

Pic: mardigras.org.au

February and March are a great time to be in Sydney when the city comes alive with the frocks, feathers and frivolity of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Running from February 7th and culminating in the parade on March 1st, there’s a month long program including:
* Rainbow Fun Run, February 8
* Find love on wheels – bike rides around the city on three dates: February 9, 16, 23
* Fair Day, February 9
* Team Sydney Annual Tug of War Festival, February 9
* The Harbour Party, February 22
* Sunset Cruise, February 26
* Cabaret, theatre, arts and films at various times
* Laneway party, March 2
* and plenty more …

Remember VIP Backpackers has plenty of accommodation around Sydney to help you plan your assault on the festival. We also have a variety of tours and packages to help you enjoy the harbour city and its surrounds. Here are some highlights.

Waves: 1 Full Day Surf Trip

A great day away, only 40 mins from Sydney. Surf for the whole day in the best location for the waves. We guarantee you’ll stand up in a day with a little help from our experienced instructors.

FJ Tours – Blue Mountains
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Leave the city in an air conditioned coach for a full day of sightseeing in the Blue Mountains. The trip includes Featherdale Wildlife Park where there are cuddly koalas and wombats, buffet lunch in the mountains, a chance to take in the fabulous scenery of the Three Sisters and a Captain Cook River Cruise along the Parramatta River to Darling Harbour.

Surfside Backpackers Coogee Beach

Surfside gives location, value, service & facilities in fabulous beach locations. Were clean, safe & fun accommodation. We have dorms, double, twin, triple & family rooms. It’s the perfect place to live in Sydney all year round. Close to the City, Harbour & Airports. Come live the beach life. Come stay with us & do our famous “Sydney For Under $10 A Day Guide”, the guide is FREE! For great packages please see our website http://www.surfsidebackpackers.com.au Surfside includes FREE tea, coffee & breakfast, FREE surfboards, FREE body boards, FREE roller blades*, FREE snorkels & masks. We have a FREE travel planner, FREE travel planning & FREE employment pack, plus available to ALL guests.

Room Types Cost Available
12 Bed Mixed Dorm from $22.00 BOOK
Dorm (10) (F) from $24.00 BOOK
Dorm (6) from $29.00 BOOK
Dorm (6) (F) from $29.00 BOOK
Double from $78.00
Twin from $78.00
Triple Room ( 1 Double + 1 Single) from $99.00


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