Men pushing boats into the ocean at Four Mile Beach near Port Douglas © Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland © Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

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Miles Gray posing on a rock at a lake in West-Coast Tasmania © Miles Gray, @milesuncharted

West Coast, Tasmania © Miles Gray, @milesuncharted

Couple enjoying wine with views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Quay Restaurant © Destination NSW

Quay Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Fun fact

Sydney and San Francisco are sister cities, with one of their strong links being a shared history of gay activism.

Pedestrians walking by the Hotel Marlborough in Newtown © City of Sydney / Katherine Griffiths

Marlborough Hotel, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales © City of Sydney / Katherine Griffiths

Did you know?

The Imperial Hotel, an iconic LGBTQI venue in the inner-west Sydney suburb of Erskineville, features prominently in the cult film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Midsumma Festival in Melbourne © Visit Victoria

Midsumma Festival, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria 

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade © Jeffrey Feng

Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney, New South Wales © Jeffrey Feng

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Wedded couple on the beach at Watsons Bay in Sydney © Watsons Bay Hotel/Gui Jorge

Watsons Bay Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales © Watsons Bay Hotel/Gui Jorge