Sydney Transforms: Rainbows & Glitter Rain Down

24 Feb 16

Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most popular and iconic attractions of the famous harbour city. One of the most unique and exciting ways to see Sydney and the Harbour is to abseil the heights of the Harbour Bridge on a Sydney Bridgeclimb. However from19 February - 5 March 2016, visitors getting up close and personal with one of Australia's iconic landmarks will see it from a different and rather more colourful perspective when the bridge goes rainbow for the famous Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.

One of the most spectacular celebrations of LGBTQI pride in the world, the Sydney Mardi Gras attracts more than 20,000 visitors every year. Hailing from interstate as well as overseas, festival attendees can enjoy an exciting and diverse line up of events while soaking up the sophisticated atmosphere and iconic attractions of Sydney. The two-week Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival offers 90 events across the city including Gender Trailblazers, Queer Thinking, Fair Day, experiences at The Harbour, cultural events and Darling Harbour events, all culminating in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade at Darlinghurst on Saturday 5 March.

There is no more jaw dropping spectacle than the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Hundreds of thousands of spectators gather from all over the world each year as they bring the city to a standstill, cheering on a parade of 10,000 fabulous frocked, sequined and bedazzled people. A dizzying pageant that flows like a river through the streets of Sydney, the parade is a cacophony of colour and pop culture that switches between satire and the risqué and from high brow taste to perfectly arched brows. A free event, the parade is always exceptionally popular so if you wish to experience the spectacle as a spectator be sure to arrive early and bear witness to one of the most memorable parades in the world.