Sydney attracts many toruists with its wonderful climate, golden beaches and countless attractions.
Australians are very friendly and hospitable so you'll experience a relaxed atmosphere in this modern metropolis. Sydney's population is very diverse with people from all over the Asian continent.
The gay scene is centred around Oxford Street in the suburb of Darlinghurst but you'll find gay venues all over the city. Oxford Street is in the city centre with most of the shopping streets and the best eateries in the area. You should find your way to the Oxford Art Factory where all the hip and alternative people go to eat, dance, listen to live music, and watch exhibits.
The famous annual week-long event Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is in February-March.
There are plenty of gay and gay-friendly beaches in Sydney with the most popular being the north part of Bondi Beach. There's also the Lady Jane beach where clothes are an abomination, Obelisk beach which is legally nude but requires quite a walk to get to or the Little Congwong clothing-optional beach beyond the part dedicated to families. Murray Rose Pool is located on a bay which makes it quite safe to dip in or go to the Tamarama which is more secluded and deserted and perfect for a picnic but the waves can be quite dangerous so be careful.
Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera are a must-see!
11am - 4am. Two bars, drag venue and shows.
Mon - Tues: 4pm till Midnight. Wed - Thur: 4pm till 3am. Fri - Sat: Midday til... Cabaret, cellar, and Priscilla. Opening scenes of the movie "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," were shot on location.
Mon-Wed: 11-01, Thurs: 11-02, Fri-Sat: 11-04, Sun: 11-00.
Thurs: 21-05. Fri - Sat: 21-09. Sun: 21-07. One of the largest clubs in Sydney. Many bars, large dance floors, laser light shows, mezzanine floor, chill out room. Drag and costume shows, women's nights.
Video bar and nightclub.
Sydney, Australia. 124 Oxford Street (Bourke St.). phone: +61 (2) 9357-4166 | www: visit
Casual, inexpensive club, crowded on weekends.
Mon-Thu 12-07. Fri-Sun 24h. Popular for gay and bisexual men. Private retreats, fantasy rooms, maze and video room. Tanning on the popular Sundeck from noon till 5pm every day.
Sydney, Australia. 357 Sussex Street. www: visit
Mon-Thu 10-06, Fri-Sun 24h. Often called 357.
Modern, European style and casual atmosphere. Behind Taylor Square.
Mon - Fri: 11:30-22:30. Sat - Sun: 08:00-22:00. Austrian-German cuisine.
Large communal table. Internationally acclaimed Australian chef Bill Granger. Frequented by gay models, designers.