Australia & Sydney Mardi Gras

February 26 - March 8, 2021

A Journey to Australia & Sydney Mardi Gras Celebration

There’s nothing like Australia.  Awe-inspiring coastlines. Iconic cityscapes. The epic outback. Sydney’s Harbour.  Australia is filled with filled World Heritage sites and unforgettable experiences.  And the Aussies certainly know how to throw a fabulous party, which is why Source Events has timed this adventure so that you can experience Sydney’s famous Gay Mardi Gras. Your Aussie adventure begins in charming and cosmopolitan Melbourne.

This City exudes style and keeps its best spots hidden, inviting discovery by food and culture lovers. From the culture of Melbourne, enjoy the natural attractions on one of the world’s greatest road trips –  Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Experience the dramatic, rugged coastline where the 12 Apostles sit. Away from the coasts lies the Outback, the parched desert that makes up the majority of the Australian Continent. Nothing can really prepare you for the immensity, changing color and stillness of ‘the Rock’, rising from the flat plains of the Northern Territory with an otherworldly presence. Uluru is a sight that will sear itself into your mind. This World Heritage Site has attained the status of a pilgrimage.  Experience the colors of Uluru at dawn and sunset, an outdoor dinner party, and a magical night of stargazing.

Sydney is spectacularly draped around its glorious harbor and beaches with a visual wow factor like few other cities. With 4 nights in Sydney, you’ll have plenty of time for sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. You can even climb the iconic Sydney Bridge. Best of all, you’ll have VIP seats for the spectacular and fabulous Gay Sydney Mardi Gras Parade and tickets to the famous party afterward. This is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime

Itinerary for Source Events Gay Luxury Australia & Sydney Mardi Gras


Arrive in Melbourne

Friday - February 26, 2021

Private transfer upon arrival at Melbourne International Airport, you will be met and transferred to... view more

  Sofitel Melbourne on Collins



Saturday - February 27, 2021

After breakfast, enjoy a Melbourne city tour covering the famous Vic food markets, the Yarra,... view more

  Sofitel Melbourne on Collins



Sunday - February 28, 2021

After breakfast, we head out for a full day touring to the wine country and... view more

  Sofitel Melbourne on Collins



Monday - March 1, 2021

After breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and head out... view more

  Sofitel Melbourne on Collins


Melbourne to Ayers Rock

Tuesday - March 2, 2021

After breakfast and check out of the Sofitel Hotel, we’ll be transferred to Melbourne... view more

  Sails in the Desert


Ayers Rock – Sydney

Wednesday - March 3, 2021

After a very early wake up call, we start on our private Sunrise tour at... view more

  Shangri-La Hotel - Sydney



Thursday - March 4, 2021

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Your Mardi Gras Ultimate Sydney day begins. Meet at the... view more

  Shangri-La Hotel - Sydney



Friday - March 5, 2021

After breakfast, your Mardi Gras Featherdale day tour begins where you can take photos with... view more

  Shangri-La Hotel - Sydney



Saturday - March 6, 2021

This is the big day! Hang out getting ready for a big night and weekend of... view more

  Shangri-La Hotel - Sydney

DAY 10


Sunday - March 7, 2021

Enjoy breakfast. This morning relax after a big night and then head out to chill... view more

  Shangri-La Hotel - Sydney

DAY 11


Monday - March 8, 2021

After breakfast, check out of hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight... view more

City luxury. Outback style.

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Days 1, 2, 3, 4

Please join us for an incredible journey to Melbourne. Savor the French joie-de-vivre blended with cosmopolitan Australian style. Enjoy a fabulous location amidst the European character at the Paris-end of Collins Street. Located in the center of the city, the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is a 40-minute drive from Tullamarine Airport. Spacious and elegant in design, guest rooms at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins are luxuriously appointed and beautifully furnished.

Sails in the Desert

Day 5

In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly premium outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort’s Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 beautifully-appointed rooms, and suites. In a destination where one of the world’s oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, color, and wisdom of the local Anangu people are interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design. This hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and Indigenous-inspired cuisine in the Walpa Lobby Bar, or curl up on one of the daybeds and enjoy a casual lunch and cocktail by the pool.

Shangri-La Hotel - Sydney

Days 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Quintessentially Sydney. Positioned in the dress circle of Sydney Harbour, the panoramic views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge enhance the luxurious glamour of Sydney’s destination hotel. Nestled in the historic Rocks District, the luxury hotel features elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, award-winning dining experiences, and CHI, The Spa, an urban oasis in the heart of the city. 565 rooms. Spectacular views: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour.

Australia & Sydney Mardi Gras

Double Occupancy
Single Occupancy
10 Nights/11 Days
$6,599.00 / person
$8,399.00 / person
Included in this Journey
  • 4 nights at the Sofitel Melbourne – Classic Rooms
  • 1 night at the Sail in the Desert Resort – Ayers Rock
  • 5 nights at The Shangri-La Hotel Deluxe Harbour View Rooms
  • Meet and Greet Airport Transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Tour of Melbourne nightlife and dinner
  • City tour of Melbourne and surrounds with Lunch Stop
  • Tour of the Yarra Valley wine country and Lunch
  • Tour of the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles including lunch
  • Lunch by the pool at the Sails in the Desert and Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • Sunrise Tour over Urulu with breakfast snacks and champagne
  • Walking tour of Sydney Gayborhood and Welcome Dinner
  • Ultimate Mardi Gras Sydney day tour including Sunset Harbour cruise
  • Half day tour of Mardi Gras Featherdale wildlife
  • Sydney Mardi Gras view Diamond viewing area tickets
  • Sydney Mardi Gras party tickets
  • Airport transfers for flights home
Not Included in this Journey
  • International Flight
  • Domestic Flights – Melbourne – Ayers Rock – Sydney
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in Itinerary
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Visa Expense
  • Optional Extension to Turtle Cove
Please Note Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months past the date of travel. Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or non-electronic label visa, proof of onward or return ticket, and sufficient funds are required. An ETA or non-electronic label visa is required for tourist or business stays of up to 3 months and must be obtained prior to departure. For most visitors to Australia, an ETA may be obtained online at There is a processing fee (currently AU$20 per visa) to be paid on the site. If you are a citizen from a non-participating country, you will need to contact the relevant Embassy to enquire about Visa requirements.

How Many Guests Will Be Going on Your Journey?

(Including you!)

Which Options Would You Like?

If some guests require different packages, don't worry. We'll handle that in a future step.

10 Nights/11 Days

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