Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras & Australia's Best Beaches

Party, Adventure, Surf & Sun

8 days - $2285

You could be doing this in just 02/28/2018 days… Are you ready for your adventure?

The Deal


This vacation includes:
  • 4 night at the Grace Hotel
  • Escorted bicycle tour of Sydney
  • Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Tour and dinner at the Sydney Opera House
  • Diamond Club access at the Mardi Gras Parade
  • Private surf lesson at Byron Bay
  • Private airport transfers in Sydney; shuttle transfers in Byron Bay
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan

Land only - does not include international or domestic airfare


28-Feb - Wed

SydneyStylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. The multiculturalism means a wealth of amazing dining experiences. While you will find all the icons you know, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you will also find interesting people, cultural vibrancy and a positive spirit.

Average high / low temperature while you are in Sydney: 78F / 66F


The Grace Hotel4 nights DELUXE ROOM
The Grace Hotel is Sydney's elegantly restored, heritage-listed art deco hotel right in the heart of the city. Designed with the traveler in mind, it features a state-of-the art business centre and in-room technology, a fully-equipped rooftop fitness centre, spa, sauna, steam room and lap pool. There's a sophisticated wine bar, superb buffet and a la carte dining at The Grace Brasserie, and the Deli & Cafe Co offers excellent coffee and informal meals and snack items.

01-Mar - Thu

Sydney Highlights Tour
Hop on the Sydney Highlights tour to experience the essentials of Sydney. We'll take you on a super easy ride featuring stunning harbour views as we pedal past Circular Quay, the piers at Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Sydney Opera House. There's no better way to get a quick feel for the city, than the Harbour Highlights Tour!

02-Mar - Fri

Sydney Opera House Tour & Dine
Experience our Tour and delicious dining experience at the Opera Bar. Begin your journey by exploring underneath the sails with a spectacular Sydney Opera House Tour, taking you inside one of the world’s greatest buildings of all time. You will see inside the theatres, discover the stories, history and magic of the House and learn of how architect Jorn Utzon’s heritage-listed masterpiece came to life.

After your tour, live like a local and join us for a meal at Opera Bar after your tour. We’ve picked our favorites – choose from beer battered fish & chips, strozzapreti pasta or Jack's Creek Black Angus rump steak.


2 x Day Climb
BridgeClimb is Australia's most exciting and accessible adventure on one of the world's most modern wonders: The Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experience the incredible adventure that will take you to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge some 440 feet above the Harbour. The Climb is a 3 ½ hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit.

You’ll be led by one of BridgeClimb’s professional Climb Leaders on an adventure of the world’s most recognizable Bridge. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities to witness 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds. BridgeClimb is the ultimate Sydney experience. Climb time approximately 3.5 hours.

03-Mar - Sat

Mardi Gras Parade - Diamond Club Access
Today, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of Australia’s most famous and well-loved events, bringing thousands of visitors to Sydney to join in the celebrations. It captures the imagination of Australia’s LGBTQI and mainstream communities, taking over the city for weeks on end, culminating in the world-famous Parade: a colorful and dazzling night of pride, celebration and self-expression.

Conde Nast named it as one of the world’s top ten costume parades in the world. Meanwhile Planetout named it as the best gay event in the world. Diamond Club access allows you to enjoy the Parade with spectacular views and experience the Parade at Taylor Square. With private bars, gourmet food, raised platforms, toilets and personal DJs, this is the best seat in the house.

04-Mar - Sun

Private transfer to Sydney Airport - Fly Sydney to Balina (own arrangements)

04-Mar to 07-Mar

Set within a stunning 45 acre lush rainforest, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is designed to stir the senses. The magnificent main building represents the heart of the resort with its bi-fold doors opening onto wide verandahs, overlooking the spectacular rainforest canopy, allowing you to relax and enjoy the stunning outdoor surrounds. The Restaurant at The Byron is a must do Byron experience, offering contemporary dining with soaring ceilings and a wide terrace serving up modern Australian cuisine.

Located in close proximity to the resort’s central area and mostly on the upper floor, the one bedroom Superior Suites offer a galley kitchen with dining table and chairs, L-shaped day lounge, plasma TV, DVD, extra LCD TV in the bedroom, California king bed with bedside tables, separate deep bath and shower, two enclosed balconies, Austar, Movielink, internet access and personally controlled air-conditioning. All rooms and their balconies are designated non-smoking.

05-Mar - Mon

Private Lesson 1.5 hours - 2 people
Our Private Surf Lesson gives you the ultimate personalized surfing experience. With a private surf instructor to focus on you. There is no better way to learn to surf quickly than with a private surf lesson. With a private instructor you can be a first timer – who has never surfed before! Our someone with some basic surf skills looking to take them to the next level. Your instructor will give you a personalized surfing experience. This means picking the best surf spot in Byron Bay and surfing at the best time to find those waves that will help you achieve your surfing goals.

06-Mar - Tue - AT LEISURE


07-Mar - Wed

Shuttle transfer to the airport for your flight home!



Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

$2285 for travel starting on 28 February 2018

Price is per person based on 2 people traveling together

Begins in Sydney, ends in Byron Bay

Subject to availability

Prices in USD based on today's exchange rates

Land only - does not include airfares.



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