Gay Country Rank: 36/193
The land Down Under is more than just sun and surf. Hot guys abound, sunshine is plentiful, and gay Mardi Gras is a spectacle to behold. This just takes us to February, which still leaves 10 months of gay adventure just waiting for you in this relatively small, but well known country of Australia. There is much to do and see is this country, full of natural beauty and amazement. Gays can visit the Gold Coast, where surfing lesson are on tap. Bright and sunny days rule the season, which makes beach volleyball a staple, complete with buff and shirtless guys on display. There are regular tours organized exclusively for gay and lesbian travelers, and Australians are generally very accepting of this clientele. In the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, there is never a dull moment. Gay pride events are evident in each of those cities, and as mentioned, gay Mardi Gras is held every year around February in Sydney. Gays assemble from all over the world to party the week away in a city that has long since opened their arms wide for this event. Australia is not only a place for special events and beach side activities. No matter what time of year you decide to come down under for a visit, you will find a wide array of gay saunas, fetish clubs, cruising areas, and more on display. Sydney is home to dozens of gay bars and nightclub areas, so prepare to let it all hang loose on your next gay trip to Australia.
Sydney - host of the country's largest tourist event, the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which attracts millions of queer-friendly visitors to the city every year
Melbourne - host of Midsumma Festival presented over three weeks from mid January to early February every year.