Sydney Australia

Sydney, Australia……The Oxford Strip!

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Here is a view of Sydney’s harbor, facing downtown. With one of the world’s Famous buildings The Sydney Opera House”

Sydney, is most definitely a world class gay travel destination. It can boast incredible beaches, fabulous shopping, awesome restaurants and nightlife.

Oxford (Strip) Street is a major thoroughfare in Sydney, Australia, running from Whitlam Square on the south-east corner of Hyde Park in the central business district (CBD) of Sydney to Bondi Junction in the Eastern Suburbs. Close to the CBD in particular, the street is lined with numerous shops, bars and nightclubs. In recent years, Oxford Street has garnered a reputation as Sydney’s primary nightclub strip.

Sydney Australia

Gay Clubs

Friday and Saturdays are the big nights out for “Sydneysiders”, although during hot summer months most gay bars attract a good crowd most nights of the week.

The bars tend to get busy after 11pm. New “lockout” rules mean you won’t be able to enter a bar after 1:30am, and sales of alcohol are restricted between 3am and 5am (these rules only apply in certain districts).

Sydney Australia

Here are a few of the “Oxford Strip” Clubs, Ofcourse there are many more, but enjoy the ones we listed.

The Midnight Shift

Australia’s best-known gay venue. Midnight Shift has been keeping Sydney entertained for more than 30 years with highly original shows from some of the best female impersonators.

Expect full productions with drag performers and beautiful go-go dancers. The Shift has six bars and two dance floors on two floors with big plasma screens, and the DJ’s keep the party vibe on the boil.

Check the website for details of Midnight Shift’s weekly themed events.

Stonewall Hotel

Sydney’s premier gay & lesbian establishment. Located in the heart of the gay scene on Oxford St, this hotel has been around for over 13 years and are strong supporters of the LGBT community.

With three levels, Stonewall offers entertainment 7 days a week, with Sydney’s finest DJ’s, drag performers and male dancers. Weekly themed nights with happy hour – see the website for details.

The Colombian Hotel

Sydney’s opular gay bar with panoramic views of Oxford Street. The triangular historic building has two floors with large-screen video bar downstairs and a dance club on the 2nd level.

The main bar is the perfect spot to meet friends and strangers for a drink or to start your night out. Nice selection of wines and cocktails. The Colombia has a prime location for the Mardi Gras parade viewing.

The western section, which runs through the suburb of Darlinghurst, is widely recognized as Sydney’s main gay district and Oxford Street is closed to traffic once a year in early March for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. You can not mention Sydney without mentioning the world famous Sydney Mardi Gras. Sydney is packed to the seams with gay travelers during Mardi Gras, but this is a city blessed with great weather from September to April. If beach culture is your thing, then December to March is the best time to visit.

Gay Beaches

Sydney Australia

Sydney is famous for its beaches where you will enjoy amazing ocean views and equally beautiful eye candy on the sand. Here are the names of those beaches:

Bondi Beach One of the most famous beaches in Sydney and one of the most popular with the gay community. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés along the beach serving food and drinks all day long. Remember, it is illegal to drink alcohol on the beach itself.

Obelisk Beach is a 100-metre-long official nudist beach which overlooks Sydney Harbour and attracts a gay & lesbian crowd. Take everything you need for the day (water, snacks, etc.) as you will not find any outlets on or near the beach.

Lady Jane (or Lady Bay) Beach is a relatively small nudist beach that attracts a mostly gay crowd.

Manly Beach is one of Sydney’s northern beaches and a popular seaside destination in its own right. Manly’s long sandy beach is generally less crowded than Bondi Beach.

Although the beach does not have a specific gay area, it is popular with gay sunbathers who are less interested in the ‘scene’ and more ‘sea’.

At the end of Anzac Parade (about 15 km southeastern of Sydney CBD), there is a beach called Congwong Beach. And if you walk to the East End and walk over the rocks, there is another beach called ‘Little Congwong Beach’. This is a mixed nudist beach which does have a good population of gays.

At the eastern end of this little beach is a headland with a lot of push areas where it is known to be a gay cruising area for lots of outdoor fun a beautiful beach.

Many Things to see in Sydney Australia.

From the stunningly beautiful harbour, the gorgeous hunks on Bondi beach, the dazzlingly Oxford Street gay nightlife, the art, food and shopping scenes and numerous iconic attractions make Sydney a world class gay holiday destination.It is truly a gay event that one must do in there lifetime! Bucket list worthy.

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