Sydney Mardi Gras, Australia’s best beaches and the Great Barrier Reef

11 days - $1435

Don’t miss the “Best Gay Event in the World!” The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has a series of huge events, cultural programs and parties. Our package has you in Sydney for the Parade, plus 4 days on Australia’s best beaches, then on to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Don't miss a minute of the action!




This vacation includes:
  • Hot AustraliansAll accommodation - 10 nights (3 in Sydney, 2 Byron Bay, 2 Surfer's Paradise, 3 Cairns)

  • Tour of the Sydney Opera House

  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • 4 day car rental in Byron Bay and Surfers Paradise

  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch

  • Airport transfers

  • Australian GST tax (10%)

  • Australian ETAs (visas) for USA or Canadian citizens

  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support




DAY ONE - Welcome to Sydney!

A cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. You'll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, located only a short stroll to the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the Opera House.

DAY TWO - Sydney Opera House & Harbour Cruise

Tour the Sydney Opera House! See inside the world's most recognizable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. A work of art that came into existence against impossible odds - to become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world. Cruise on the spectacular Sydney Harbour - a must for all visitors to Sydney. This world renowned cruise to the upper reaches of Sydney Harbour, featuring magnificent waterfront homes and parklands, gives a comprehensive view of what Sydney is all about.

DAY THREE - Mardi Gras Parade & Party

Get set for the Mardi Gras Parade & Party! There is nowhere more fun to be gay (or straight!) than at the Mardi Gras Party! It attracts huge crowds of people and the festival type atmosphere runs throughout the night. (Entry tickets to Party are not included, purchase separately.)

DAY FOUR - Byron Bay

Fly to Coolangatta (flight not included). Pick up your rental car drive to Byron Bay!

Australia's most easterly point casts a spell over everyone who goes there. Byron Bay has become an escape for urban refugees, and especially those with artistic inclinations. Byron Bay is a chic seaside town with glorious beaches, a New Age tinge and loads of style and energy. You’ll stay 2 nights at in the heart of Byron Bay, a short stroll to some of Australia’s best beaches.

DAY FIVE - Byron Bay

Take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. See the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, relax on the white sand beaches.

DAY SIX - Surfer's Paradise

Enjoy the beach and Byron Bay – drive to Surfer's Paradise. You'll stay here 2 nights and you'll see exactly why Surfer's Paradise got its name.....

DAY SEVEN - Surfer's Paradise

Enjoy the miles of beach and the sunshine on Australia's Gold Coast.


DAY EIGHT - Cairns

Drive to Brisbane and fly to Cairns.

DAY NINE - Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Today you’ll journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one meter underwater.

DAY TEN - Cairns

At leisure to explore Cairns


Your Australia adventure winds down to an end.. time to fly home

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions


Gay$1435 for travel arriving in Sydney 3 March 2016

Price is per person based on 2 adults traveling together

Subject to availability

Price is USD based at today's foreign exchange rate

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Call Springboard Vacations at 866.447.7746

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Get FREE admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary when you book this vacation!



With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to get closer to the amazing native wildlife. A place where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalypt and rainforest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters. Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile, get amongst a mob of kangaroos or check out reptiles, birds and marsupials in amazing wildlife shows and displays.

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