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Gay couple in front of Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunrise.

So far away but so worth the trip!

Oceania will reward you with unique landscapes, wildlife, adventure, and some of the gayest places on Earth (wink wink Sydney!).

Seby’s dream was to one day be able to experience the underwater life of the Great Barrier Reef; Stefan’s, to meet a kangaroo. In September 2023 we finally got the chance to realise our Down Under dream.

And oh boy were we spoilt! We had a blast partying in gay Sydney. We were in awe of swimming with manta rays, sharks, and turtles in the Great Barrier Reef. Our jaws dropped at the impressive vistas during our ‘tramping’ experiences in New Zealand. We were spellbound by the peace and serenity of the Fjordlands. We got to live out our Lord of the Rings fantasy exploring the Shire at the Hobbiton movie studios…

Our only regret is that Oceania cannot be explored in one short trip. You’d need to spend months if not years to fully discover it.

You’d better believe we’re already planning our next visit!

Is Oceania safe for gay travelers?

Australia and New Zealand are very safe for gay travelers. Diversity and acceptance are well woven into the fabric of society here. Both countries have some of the world’s most progressive LGBTQ+ laws.

Other parts of Oceania, however, are lagging when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. Pacific communities are more traditional and conservative and one needs to be more cautious with things like public displays of affection.

The worst offenders are Papa New Guinea, Kiribati, Niue, Tonga, Tuvalu, and the Solomon Islands where homosexuality is still illegal!

Our favorite gay destinations in Ocean

It’s Sydney!

We go back there whenever we can. It’s one of our favorite cities in the world, a place we could happily live in. It’s super gay!

New Zealand is a treat to explore – a beautiful journey through dramatic landscapes and nature.

The top gay event in the region is the famous Sydney Mardi Gras every February/March. However, most other big cities in the region have epic gay events and parties worth checking out, particularly Melbourne and Auckland.

Gay travel to Oceania: our latest posts

Below you’ll find our latest content relating to gay travel in Oceania, from city guides, country travel guides, inspiring content detailing our experiences, and more!