Bear Essentials Sydney 2019

Bear Essentials brings together the best of local bear culture and offers it to the world in one of the best cities in the world, Sydney.

  • Event Dates

    The bulk of the Bear Essentials Festival will run during Sydney Mardi Gras which takes place from 18th of Feb to 3rd March 2019. Specific party dates will be updated as they are announced.

  • Key Highlights

    The Wet Furs pool party is one of the events not to be missed during the Bear Essentials festival.

  • Plan Ahead!

    Events in Sydney can book out up to 6 months in advance and rates increase the closer you get to the start date! Book well in advance to secure the best rate in a convenient location. The CBD district offers the most convenient options.
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Sydney Bear Essentials

Bear Essentials™ is an opportunity to get to know local, interstate and international bears, cubs and admirers. It’s a way of participating in our community and it’s a lot of fun.

If you’ve been to a Bear Essentials™ “run” before, you’ll already know what to expect!

Many local Sydneysiders take the whole week off work just so they can attend all the Bear Essentials™ events, or hook up with international travellers visiting Sydney. Of course, a few of us take a few extra days as well, because we need to recover!

Don’t miss Friday night bears at Kinselas and Sunday Bears at the Bank will also take place, and of course parties such as Underbear, Toga and the popular Wet Furs pool party.

We have found hotels with good reviews that keep you close to all the action,

Meriton Suites,   Pullman Sydney,   Hotel Stellar,   Rydges Sydney

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Stay in the Principe Real district, where you will find the city’s best gay bars and clubs!

Gay Map of Sydney

Gay Bars and clubs in Sydney are found in the Darlinghurst area, along Oxford Street and in the trendy Surry Hills neighbourhood.

Video Of Sydney Bear Essentails

Highlights from Bear Essentials Sydney

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Where to stay in SYDNEY?

Sydney has several gay districts, however the Central Business District offers the most convenient places to stay, close to the bars, clubs and tourists attractions of the city. Sydney city centre (comprising Pyrmont, Circular Quay, The Rocks and the Central Business District) is relatively compact and can be explored on foot or by public transport, ride sharing and taxi.

Recommended Hotels in Sydney

For clubbing and nightlife, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst/Surry Hills is still the heart of gay Sydney. Most of the hotels we have selected are close to these districts. Newtown, Erskineville and Glebe are worthy of a visit. These villages have great communities, cafes, pubs and eateries. Kings Cross/Potts Point area aslo offers great gay-friendly dining options.

Meriton Suites
5 Star, Luxury

Meriton Suites



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Sydney’s World Tower, floor 61 & above, Luxury suites offering floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic city views

Pullman Sydney
5 Star, Great Pool



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Located on Hyde Park in the Sydney CBD featuring 2 restaurants and a rooftop pool and patio with spacious rooms.

Hotel Stellar, 4 Star
Readers Choice



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Located in the heart of Sydney, just 80 m from Hyde Park & Oxford Street,spacious apartments with kitchen.

Rydges Sydney Central
4 Star, Great Location

Rydges Sydney



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Located on the edge of the Sydney CBD featuring a 15 m indoor pool, a spa, 2 bars, 2 restaurants and a cafe.

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