From: Monday, Jun 10th, 2019
To: Sunday, Jun 16th, 2019
Here come the bears – watch out Melbourne!
HiBEARnation Kicks off with FUR, an opening party. Other events include the rather self-explanatory, BEARaoke. There is also the very popular, UnderBEAR party, an evening that celebrates bears in all their glory from the hairy to the hairless in every shape, size and form.
Bear Soup brings fur and water together with a chilled afternoon at Wet on Wellington (Melbourne’s Finest Gay Pool and Sauna) filled with fun, frivolity and relaxation and recovery by the pool. Along with some steam heat, there’s a great outdoor area, lots of play spaces, and a free BBQ lunch, so why not come and recharge your batteries before the weekend begins?
Explore Melbourne like you never have before. As Bear Stomp takes teams through famous attractions and historic sites in a competitive walking tour meets scavenger hunt the winner takes it all trying to beat the other team to get back to Mannhaus. The Winter Retreat Retro Dance Party is set in the uber cool Colonial Hotel, promising a night of fun and dancing, and of course wall-to-wall bears!
Don’t miss the Mr Australasia Bear Competition. Mr Australasia Bear isn’t your average competition! Contestants are quizzed in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment. Returning hosts Dr George, The Healthy Bear and Luke Wondercub Mitchell ask competitors about being a Bear and what being a Bear means to them. Contestants are judged equally on how they’ve interacted within the community, with the audience and their responses to questions.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of Melbourne
Melbourne’s gay bars & clubs are located in St Kilda and South Yarra south of the city or in Collingwood, Richmond and Fitzroy north of the city and one in Yarraville.
Video Of Southern HiBEARnation
Recommended Hotels in Melbourne
The best place to stay in Melbourne is in the Southbank district. Here you will be close to all the city’s attractions and the nearby gay in both the north and south of the city.
5 Star Luxury
Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room features original artworks and marble bathrooms.
The Como, 5 Star
The Como is perfectly positioned near the restaurants, boutiques and all attractions located in the South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak area. There is a tram stop nearby, taking you to Melbourne city centre
Cosmopolitan 4 Star
Gay District -St.Kinda
The Cosmopolitan is a boutique-style hotel including modern minimalist rooms, each well-equipped room features free WiFi and one secure on site parking space per room. 6 minutes walk from the beach
The property features contemporary furniture, an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and central heating. Downstairs is a spacious lounge, a chefs kitchen & laundry facilities shared by the 4 guest rooms.