For Immediate Release
Event Date: March 1st, 2014
Sydney, Australia Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 travel
packages now available from exclusive tour operator, Planetdwellers
Australia’s leading dedicated gay and lesbian travel
specialists, Planetdwellers, has released its 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi
Gras tour packages that cater to all tastes and adventures.
Sydney, Australia (December 9, 2013) -
Don’t miss a beat at the world’s
most exciting gay and lesbian event on Saturday March 1st, 2014, by choosing
from a wide range of tours for every taste created by gay-owned and operated
travel specialists at
Australia’s leading dedicated gay and lesbian travel specialists,
Planetdwellers, has released its 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras tour
packages that cater to all tastes and adventures.
Whether you are in town for the absolute essentials of the parade and parties,
or you can indulge in a few more days to explore some of the most stunning
locations around the country, Planetdwellers has the tour you need.
This year, they have also created a women-only tour that combines heart-racing
excitement and exclusive pampering.
Mardi Gras Essentials
As the Official Tour Operator for Sydney Mardi Gras 2014, Planetdwellers is
exceptionally qualified to ensure you attend the biggest events and parties, the
hottest bars and restaurants, and experience the gay village atmosphere of the
“There is no better time to experience Sydney and surrounds than in February and
March each year during the biggest gay and lesbian event on the Australian – and
perhaps the world’s – calendar,” said Planetdwellers co-founder Mario Paez.
In 2014, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival commences February 7th
and culminates in the world-famous Parade and Party on Saturday March 1st.
Planetdwellers’ most popular tours are the three-night and five-night Mardi Gras
essentials packages that squeeze the full Sydney gay and lesbian vibe into every
minute of your stay.
The spectacle of the Mardi Gras Parade will get you pumped for the unforgettable
party experience of “Mardigrasland 2014”. Mix and match from multiple dance
floors, performance spaces and international acts to create your perfect party
memories. Then pull up the next day at the famous “Laneway” recovery party.
The trip of your life
Of course, it’s not all about Mardi Gras. While the population of Sydney is at
its gayest, it’s the best time to indulge in additional tours, choosing from
some unique Australian experiences and maybe even making some new friends along
Barry Warner, Planetdwellers co-founder and lead guide said: “Our exclusive
tours can extend your Aussie vacation from the intensity of the parade and party
into the natural beauty and gourmet experiences that surround Sydney – your
choice of wine country, Blue Mountains, or local wildlife. Or you can escape
even further to the tropical north where we are hosting small-group tours of
iconic Australian sites.”
The Hunter Valley wine country tour, “A day among the vines” brings together the
very best in wine, gourmet cheeses, olive oil and other savory and sweet
delights on a fully guided tour including a special Australian lunch.
Visit one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets and interact with unique Australian
wildlife up-close on the “Featherdale Wildlife Park and River Cruise” tour that
includes a trip down the picturesque Parramatta River after cuddling a koala or
feeding a kangaroo.
Head “up the hill” to the world-heritage listed Blue Mountains for majestic
views of sheer cliffs and eucalypt-dense valleys and the underground magic of
the Jenolan Caves.
For those wanting a tropical north experience, Planetdwellers is running
small-group (12 people) exclusive day tours of iconic Australian destinations,
the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, a day at Duranda and
day tours of Cairns. These tours all operate from Australia’s only gay and
lesbian resort, Turtle Cove.
For these northern delights, email the Planetdwellers team for your detailed
Women-only heart-racing exclusive
This year Planetdwellers has created an indulgent day tour for women to wrap up
the perfect Mardi Gras Long Weekend. “We are working with an amazing female
guide to bring you this tour that will get the heart racing then relaxing,” Paez
This tour starts with a white water rafting experience at the world-class site
of the Sydney Olympics, followed by a sumptuous buffet lunch and indulgent spa
options at Australia’s only Villa Thalgo, the Parisian spa to the stars.
The Bear Essentials
The world’s wonderful Bears are especially catered to in the Bear Essentials
Tours, to take place in February 2014. There is a choice of two Bear tours that
will take you out of the city and into the wilderness – or why not choose both.
Experience the Blue Mountains or the Hunter Valley.
Sydney's Gayborhood Your Gayborhood
Whatever you do, don’t miss the Sydney “Gayborhood” Experience, a walking tour
through the famous gay enclaves of the inner city.
Paez said: “We will make you feel like a local on
this guided tour of famous Oxford Street and the surrounding suburbs of
Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Kings Cross and Surry Hills, while you learn about
the origins of gay Sydney and the activist beginnings of what is now one of the
biggest gay pride celebrations in the world.”
Planetdwellers’ guides will let you in on what bars are hot and what are not, as
well as clubs, restaurants, cafes and other hangouts. You will have plenty of
photo opps along the easy walk, ending at one of Oxford Street’s best gay bars
for a drink.
It’s easy to enquire about any 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras tour – or any other tour –
via the website
The website includes maps and photo galleries as well as detailed itineraries of
the tours to feed your inspiration and whet your appetite for your next
Also coming in 2014 will be brand new tours to subtropical Norfolk Island, as
well as Adelaide and Kangaroo Island to the south. More details will be revealed
through their Facebook page at
Planetdwellers are the largest Australian tour operator for gay and lesbian
travelers and friends, ensuring enjoyable and hassle-free travel to the best
Australian destinations. Whether you are a single or couple, family or group,
Planetdwellers tours will give you a memorable taste of the Australian paradise.
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Sydney, Australia Gay
and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 travel packages now available from
exclusive tour operator, Planetdwellers
Sydney, Australia -
Don’t miss a beat at the world’s most exciting gay and lesbian
event, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday March 1st,
2014, by choosing from a wide range of tours for every taste created
by gay-owned and operated travel specialists at
Planetdwellers are the largest Australian tour operator for gay and
lesbian travelers and friends, ensuring enjoyable and hassle-free
travel to the best Australian destinations. Whether you are a single
or couple, family or group, Planetdwellers tours will give you a
memorable taste of the Australian paradise. Tours run in February
and March 2014, details of all tours, itineraries and prices for
Sydney and surrounds, an exclusive women-only adventure tour, and
the tropical north of Australia available at