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Sydney WorldPride 2023. Bondi Beach Party. Presented by Optus

Sydney WorldPride 2023. Bondi Beach Party. Presented by Optus

By Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
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Presented by Optus. For one day only, the sandy jewel of Sydney will become the city’s hottest club for 12,000 people. Oh, so you wanted an icon? This is the ultimate Sydney experience. For one day only, the jewel of Sydney will become the city’s hottest club for 12,000 people. Set at the edge of Bondi Beach, you’ll need a lifesaver to recover from seven hours of fabulous partying with the global queer community. As you dance from day through to dusk and night, feel the sea breeze on your face as the beach stage transforms from camp pop fun, to fire and house through to heaving electro unity. As the beat travels out into the South Pacific, keep your eyes peeled as special pop-up performances surround you. Bring your whole self to the sea - all colours of the rainbow are welcome at the beach. This is an 18+ event

Ages 18-99
Duration: 7h
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  • Admission to Sydney WorldPride Bondi Beach Party Presented by Optus
  • Entry/Admission - Bondi Beach


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 77368P3

  • Most travellers can participate
  • Upon booking your ticket with Viator you will receive a booking confirmation, this is not your entry ticket to the event. Your entry ticket will be issued and emailed to your nominated email address closer to the event date.

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 77368P3

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  • Line_up_the_guinness
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can’t wait for next year
    We are Sydney sliders, so attend the Maori gras every year. The year of 2021 was slightly different though as it was in the SCG (Sydney cricket ground to non sport folk). Atmosphere there was a bit flat, and probably a bit more for the tv cameras, so we can’t wait for it to go back onto the streets next year.
    Written 9 May 2021
  • TravelinSuz
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun thing to stumble upon
    Took a city tour and stumbled upon this. Joined it and it was fine holiday fun. Plenty of costumes and merriment for all.
    Written 12 April 2020
  • adelaide5085
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a FAB experience!
    This is a bucket list event. If you are travelling I strongly recommend the purchase of a seat- we bought tickets in sideshow and the view and atmosphere great.
    Written 13 March 2020
  • jontonyc
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing first Sydney Mardi Gras 2020
    We were at the Sydney 2020 Mardi Gras what an awesome experience we had an amazing time and would recommend this to anyone. We enjoyed it so much we are going back there for 2021. It's so much better in real life than on the TV a must see for anyone
    Written 10 March 2020
  • Ree_Views1
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So many happy people, all ages, shapes and sizes!
    So many happy people in one place! First timer. Joined the crowds along Oxford Street. Lessons learnt - get there early and spend $10 on a plastic stool. We saw no trouble despite people drinking in the streets. It was just a huge party. So much fun! Loved that everyone could be so comfortable just to be themselves! Do it!
    Written 4 March 2020
  • nicolebQ4733NL
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant!
    If the big crowds put you off going to Mardi Gras than the Diamond Club is the place to watch it from. No waiting for drinks, food or toilets! Plenty of room to move around and dance plus the big screen so you don't miss the little details. Atmosphere was sensational! Would do it again without question.
    Written 29 February 2020
  • junacullador
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, Revelry, Equality
    For whatever its worth, the Sydney Mardi Gras is always fun, party to the max and a special place to share the experience with your special someone. This is the time to let your hair down.
    Written 29 February 2020
  • M_Coxell
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best spot on parade route!
    Go to Diamond Club every year....best view over Taylor Square with private bar. Would highly recommend
    Written 28 February 2020
  • SusanM801
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Experience
    The best way to experience this wonderful event is to participate in it. I was lucky enough to be a volunteer at Taronga Zoo and they asked for people to dance with their group for the Mardi Gras. I was so incredibly honoured to have been a part of this amazing team! It was a fantastic night, and the weeks preparing and leading up to this beautiful event have been the best! The experience is something that I will never forget. The excitement on the evening and throughout the Mardi Gras Weekend is electric. Does not matter where you go int he city, everyone is in a fantastic mood. The experience is something that I will never forget.
    Written 11 October 2019
  • SteveandAnn2011
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    Advice needed for 2020 Mardi Gras
    We are going to the 2020 Sydney Mardi Gras and would like to know if any travellers who have been to the Mardi Gras can advise where we could have dinner and watch the parade go by or is this not a possibilty. Ideally we would like to relax and watch the parade go past us rather than be in the crowds. thank you.
    Written 1 May 2019
  • OscarJan
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable sense of community and pride for progression
    I saw the Sydney Mardi Gras in early March this year. The immense celebration made me proud of people’s turn toward progressive views and the crowd of over one hundred thousand lent me a sense of belonging as we were all celebrating a common theme. The parade’s layout was designed in a very effective manner. Two viewing areas running along the footpath on either side of Oxford street. These were clearly marked by barricades and made it easy to navigate when we came in from other parts of the city. No parts of the street were allocated to exclusives or anyone, unlike New Years, everyone congregated together. This drew on a lovely sense of community as people didn’t have the option to divide themselves into various separate groups. During the parade this elaborated on the theme of inclusiveness as everybody celebrated together. Cast of thousands however people arrived gradually meaning my friend and I were able to get a front row position at 12 noon. Floats covered everything from the little mermaid to the police force and the audience’s spectacle which followed each crazy, weird or wild costume made me happy that people were taking on open perspectives. Very loud and intense music and special effects in constant play. It is easy to see it as overdone and it may quickly drain the energy from some people however I enjoyed it and thought it contributed to the festival vibe.
    Written 27 April 2019
  • jenc109
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    Do your research for an amazing experience!
    As we were travelling from interstate, we did a bit of planning and had the most amazing night!! I can see how people could be disappointed if they just rock up an hour before the parade expecting an unobstructed view. Do your homework - people start lining the streets from about 3:30pm. Bring a chair you can easily pack up when the parade starts, or buy a cheap stool readily available along the route for $10, pick a spot near toilets/ drinks stands (or opposite the Sideshow area for free commentary!) I can highly recommend the seated Sideshow tickets. They are cheapest when at the first release - I think we bought ours in about October. They sell out quickly. We had a seated, unobstructed view, easy access to a bar and toilets and great commentary. I think it made a massive difference to the whole experience. It was a really fun night with a great atmosphere. We arrived to line up for the Sideshow at about 5:45 but the gates didn't open until 7pm (they definitely need to consider opening the gates a bit earlier, people at the end of the line would have barely made it in for the beginning of the parade). Despite the massive line up, we probably didn't need to be there quite that early - there was plenty of seating for everyone. Since we were travelling from interstate just to see the parade, we felt this was well worth the money ($108). We had an amazing experience.
    Written 4 March 2019
  • saflatley
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a spectacle!!
    I went with my gay colleague and was promised something special. It was fantastic!! It started at 7.30 with boys on bikes and dykes on bikes.then it was float after float after sequened queen and every thing in between they strut and minced for 3 whole hours!! In the run up to the event you can buy plastic stools for $5...or a milk crate. Or buy a plastic stool or crate on the night for $10. Unless you can get to the front of the barriers. There are lots of after parties that start at 11pm til early hours of next day. Well worth a watch
    Written 2 March 2019
  • Mitch D
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bright. Happy. Glitter!
    I have attended the 2017 and 2018 Mardi Gras in Sydney. There are many events that precede and follow the big Parade so be sure to plan out your visit. I would advise using the MG as an opportunity to visit some of the great areas of Sydney and soak up gay culture. There are many family friendly components to the parade, however, as a 20-something gay man without kids, I came to party! Here are my top 10 things to do during MG: - visit cocktail bars around town - have brunch in Surry Hills - get your dance on by clubbing in Oxford St (ARQ, Palms, Beresford etc) - attend specific MG party events (afterparty, underwear party, pool party) - visit the Opera House - dine out at some of the best restaurants Australia has to offer - meet new people because there are people attending from all over the world - visit the parks (I managed to spend hours in a beautiful park relaxing with friends listening to local artists perform) - Mr Crackles - it's a delicious treat that should be experienced during a night out - watch and/or participate in the Parade! (of course) Here are my top 5 tips: - Book EARLY - this means hotel (if you want a good one with a great view), events (tickets are cheaper at the beginning, that's how i got to see Cher for much cheaper than most), restaurants (Mr. Wong *drool*) - Get to the parade early to get a good view and maybe some seats for those who can't stand for hours (public toilets can be hard to find and if you plan to drink, have a few extra before you leave for the parade) - Stay in the CBD as the roads close in the lead up to the event (no parking and horrific traffic) - keep an open mind because it will be packed, not everything goes to plan and the event never satisfies everyone's expectations. I would be relaxed about it, have a few drinks and cheer hard on the sidelines of the parade. For the gents, you will have to keep an open mind about what you see and how the afterparty functions. - Go in a group! Power in numbers and it's all about celebrating as a family, be it a big gay group or your biological family (or both!). It is amazing to share all the love and excitement the event has to offer.
    Written 2 March 2019
  • svanr1967
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mardi Gras: Diamond Club
    I'm going to split this review from last night's Sydney Mardi Gras into two reviews. One excellent and the other truly awful. Firstly, the Diamond Club was excellent. The staging area was much better than expected. We had lots of room to see the parade as it turned he corner, the height of the staging gave everyone avoid view without feeling that you were being squashed in. There was a real friendly party atmosphere. Well worth the money to get a good view and vibe of the City and its diverse LGBT community. There were slow queues for the drinks, so perhaps offering a can of premixed G&T instead of asking teenagers to try and mix one would be a way forward? Overall we had a very good time on the staging, and will consider coming back in future years.
    Written 2 March 2019
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