Queensland, Australia

Port Douglas Hot & Steamy Gay Festival

Early bird tickets for all major events have now released!  Get in quick for this amazing new LGBT+ festival. 

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Come party with us for the Port Douglas Hot & Steamy Festival in Queensland, Australia! Whether travelling from overseas or locally or visiting the Sydney Mardi Gras, the 2020 IGLA Swimming Championships in Melbourne, the event has been developed by a group of gay locals who want to showcase our stunning town and region to our broader community.

February in the tropics is hot, humid and steamy, hence the title of the festival.  

However, it is still a fantastic time to visit – fewer crowds, balmy evenings and everything is lush and green.   

We have come up with an amazing events calendar for you to see this incredible part of the world and you will be able to experience two incredible World Heritage Listed areas, the still incredible Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest with fabulous LBGT+ people from all over the world!

We look forward to welcoming you to Port Douglas soon.

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Major Festival Events


Your summer down under itinerary!



Coming to the Port Douglas Hot and Steamy Festival is the best way to make the most out of your Australian summer down under!   See all the best that Australia has to offer, whilst enjoying some of the world's most iconic LGBT+ festivals and events.  

The Hot & Steamy Festival takes place just before the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, followed by Sydney Mardi Gras and then the Chillout Festival in Daylesford (90 minutes out of Melbourne).   It is the perfect LGBT+ summer down under and a great way to experience Australia's exquisite natural beauty and its dynamic cities and regions.

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Port Douglas Hot & Steamy Festival

Saltwater Luxury Apartments, 30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas Queensland 4877, Australia

+61 403 340 478


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09:00 am – 05:00 pm