Adelaide, the city of churches and the gateway to the Barossa Valley, one of the best wine producing areas in Australia, is a lively city with a stunning selection of restaurants and cafes and nightlife, but has only a reasonably small formal gay scene - but a variety of social groups and informal chances to socialise gay-ly!
The only and of course most popular gay venue in Adelaide is the Mars Bar.
This gay club is designed with a series of raised platforms with seating and tables to give great views of the stage and dance floor. The Mars Bar has a state of the art lighting rig, sound system, with an elevated DJ box to create the ultimate clubbing atmosphere. The bar offers you easy access, as it is situated away from the dance floor and stage, making it a breeze to order your next drink! The bar atmosphere is funky and intimate and creates a mood all of its own.
For a gay friendly sleepover you could try the Rochdale Bed & Breakfast and you will be most welcome at the Princes Lodge Motel. This motel is gay owned and operated and offers you the opportunity to stay in a Grand Edwardian styled mansion in the gentile suburb of North Adelaide only minutes from Adelaide’s city centre. Constructed in 1913 as a private residence and later converted to a motel they offer you the comfort of high ceilings, large windows and private facilities.
And speaking of wine… give gay owned and operated Thorn Park a go!
It has three world class luxury options for the gay traveller:
Thorn Park by the vines is approximately two and a half hours drive from the city of Adelaide and is located at Seven Hill in the Clare Valley wine region. This property offers boutique, small hotel accommodation, with highly regarded dining. and wining of course!
Thorn Park on the island is located on Kangaroo Island, one of the state’s most popular and spectacular tourist destinations. The property, a modern beach house, is serviced and has excellent cooking facilities.
Thorn Park in the city is a one bedroom luxury apartment located in the heart of Adelaide.
And if you are tempted to do something out of the ordinary go camel riding, take a drive in a unique vintage automobile, climb a mountain or visit a wildlife sanctuary.
only a few of the options you can find on http://www.gaytraveller.com.au