gay & lesbian accommodation in sydney
Thanks to years of effort by Gay and Lesbian Rights Groups such as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Association, Sydney has become a well integrated blend of cultures and lifestyles. The old Gay Ghetto culture - with its exclusively gay or lesbian hotels - no longer exists.
Sydney now offers Gay Accommodation that is more mixed as travellers come to expect a large gay population in the city center, especially around Oxford street or in the Newtown area.
Oxford Street, in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, offers gay-friendly accommodation, usually 3 to 4 star hotels and apartments which market to the mainstream but because of their proximity to the Golden Gay Mile of Oxford Street, Oxford Street bars, restaurants and specialty shops, attract a very high proportion of Gay and Lesbian clientele.
Mainstream, but gay-friendly hotels and apartments are somewhat removed from the Gay Strip but offer the delights of Sydney's favourite attractions to the Gay and Lesbian traveller. Located near Bondi Beach, overlooking glorious Sydney Harbour or the Sydney Opera House or centrally positioned amidst the excitement of Sydney city they provide the comfort of 4 and 5 star accommodation options.
choices for the gay and lesbian traveller
A fantastic mix of glittery night life and sun drenched daytime has placed Sydney firmly on the Gay Places To Visit map.
Naturally, big Gay events such as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Spring time Sydney Sleaze Ball offer too bright a flame for the gay moth to resist.
Sydney however, is a year round gay place to visit. A temperate client, cultural diversity and general tolerance of life style choices has made Sydney a melting pot of metropolitan excitement and variety.
Many regional areas, from close-by country towns to further a field New Zealand, South Pacific Islands and South East Asia have emptied much of their Gay and Lesbian youth into Sydney's vibrant inner-city Gay precincts. Suburbs such as Darlinghurst, Paddington, Surry Hills, Moore Park, Newtown, Glebe and Leichhardt engender the freedom and fun of the modern Gay lifestyle.
The exclusively Gay hotel has become a victim of moderating community attitudes and the inclusiveness of the modern cosmopolitan culture Sydney now represents.
Gay accommodation options are endless, as almost everywhere in Sydney's city centre one would now consider Gay-friendly.
So, your choice is whether to seek out the Gay heart of Sydney among the sights and sounds of famous Oxford Street, or relish the Sydney experience embodied in its many world renowned attractions.
You can immerse yourself in the Gay experience around Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, take a twirl on the doorstep of the Gay Golden Mile amongst the burgeoning bars and clambering clubs. Or, bask in the classic Australian glow of sun-drenched Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach, indulge in the opulence offered in the 5 star Rocks area beside Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House with all that the vibrant and bustling metropolitan centre of Sydney can promise.
All this is just an easy commute to where its happening, and within reach of what makes Sydney one of the world's favourite travel destinations.