Priscilla star for Noosa Mardi Gras week
The annual Noosa Mardi Gras recovery week kicks off on Monday March 3.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The iconic parade on Saturday night March 1st is expected to be the biggest ever with some half a million Sydneysiders and visitors expected to attend.
Noosa usually attracts hundreds of post Mardi visitors who trek north to chill out after a hectic week of parties and events. Organisers have been working with local business to ensure that Noosa enhances its image as a 'gay friendly' destination.
Welcome kits with guides to Noosa and vouchers for tours and restaurants will be distributed at Sunshine Coast Airport and at the Tourism Noosa information centres.
This year the Noosa week kicks off with a Gala Dinner at berardos restaurant on the Monday night. Trevor Ashley from the hit musical Priscilla is the special guest artist. Last years event that featured Carlotta was a sell out and Trevor is sure to bring all the fun and frivolity of her current record breaking Priscilla show to berardos for one night only. For bookings call berardos on 5447 5666.
Another big event of the week will be the Recovery party and slave auction at the Rolling Rock nightclub on Tuesday night, March 4. Tickets are $15 from Horizons at Peregian resort 5448 3444 and can also be purchased from Palm Tree tours travel booth on Hastings St near the Sheraton.
Horizons at Peregian hosts the Mardi Gras pool and beach party on the Wednesday after noon and there are other events planned for Thursday and Friday including a sunset river cruise and a safari to the Noosa north shore and coloured sands.
For a full schedule of events call 07 5448 3444
2008 Noosa Mardi Gras Recovery Week Programme
Monday March 3
GALTA Gala Dinner. Berardos restaurant Hasting street Noosa $75
Includes a gourmet 3 course Berardos meal and welcoming drinks. 7PM for 7.30 sit down
Our featured entertainment is the fabulous Trevor Ashley direct from Melbourne, where he is appearing in the Priscilla show. See Cher and Shirley as never before
Book with Horizons 07 5448 3444 or contact Tracy at Berardos for table bookings 07 5447 5666
Tuesday March 4
Mardi Gras Recovery Dance Party at the Rolling Rock nightclub.
Don't miss this hot night with popular Brisbane DJ Matt Steer and a bevy of hot guys and gals up on the podium for our very first Slave Auction. Your unique chance to bid and own a slave for the night. We provide the dollars you do the bidding. The more drinks you buy the more dollars you have to bid with. Doors open at 9PM. Early bird tickets $15 or $20 at the door
Wednesday March 5
Horizons Pool Party from 2PM . An event not be missed… a great day of fun and frolic
Bring your Speedos, bring your booze but leave the dog at home. Free entry, everyone welcome. $10 only for big BBQ at 6PM.
45 Lorikeet Drive Peregian Beach Ph 07 5448 3444 (turn off David Low way at Peregian Garden Centre)
Thursday March 6
Enjoy the best that Noosa has to offer in the great outdoors.
Fraser Island Safari full day adventure. Includes park fees, drinks, a gourmet lunch, morning and afternoon teas. An amazing environmental journey to the world's largest sand island. $180pp
Coloured Sands Beach Safari. An exciting half day trip along the Noosa North Shore's ' Forty Mile Beach' Explore the famous coloured sands and enjoy a swim on this pristine ocean beach. Includes light refreshments. Just bring your towel and swimmers, sun cream and camera $90pp
Noosa River Queen Sunset cruise. A great way to farewell your Noosa experience and have a few bevies with new found friends. Departs Noosa Harbour Marina at 5PM. Cash bar on board with some surprise entertainment. $20pp
Friday March 7
Horizons Poolside BBQ Breakfast. Another great morning to relax by the pool. A hearty Aussie breakfast BBQ with some bubbly thrown in. $20pp
For a full schedule of events call 07 5448 3444. Book early some events sell out quickly...