Cosmopolitan Sydney, capital of New South Wales, is home to two of the world’s architectural masterpieces: the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s known for its progressive and exciting restaurant scene on one hand, and having some of the oldest buildings in Australia on the other. Sydney is one of the rare cities in the world to have preserved its waterfront for the use of the public. Bondi Beach’s Icebergs pool is world-famous among the yoga and surf set, and the 2.2 k.m. Glebe Foreshore walk starts at Bicentennial Park and ends at the famous Sydney Fish Markets, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Spectacular views and 27 hectares of beautiful urban parkland and reserves can be enjoyed along the way. Here’s our guide to the city:
Fleurs de Villes will be returning to Sydney this month to join the Sydney WorldPride festivities, alongside the half a million revelers at this landmark global event. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, 45 LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Champions have been chosen by Sydney WorldPride - icons and trailblazers chosen for their contributions to Australian LGBTQIA+ community and culture.
From February 17 - 26, experience Fleurs de Villes PRIDE at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, where some of Sydney's top floral artists will be creating floral tributes to 15 of the Rainbow Champions, and creating other joyful, colourful pop-up installations including a flower-bombed MINI Cooper and a flower festooned bar serving Aperol and Fiji water. As well as the floral tributes featured at The Calyx, 2 additional beautiful fresh floral PRIDE mannequins on display at Paddy’s Markets Haymarket and in the lobby of InterContinental Sydney, Fleurs de Villes PRIDE’s official hotel partner in Sydney.
The Mardi Gras parade kicks off WorldPride which culminates in the largest human rights conference in the southern hemisphere and a historic march across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. In between there are pool parties, dinner parties, water polo and a Bondi Beach party, as well as cabarets, comedies, and even a circus. Special musical guests include Kylie Minogue and the Canadian electroclash sensation, Peaches. Don’t miss our fabulous Floral Discos in and around our floral mannequins on Feb. 17th and 24th and our flower markets on Feb 18th and 25th. Purchase tickets here.