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Airbnb competition: win a night in a Sydney Mardi Gras float

Sydney's Mardi Gras Parade.
Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade. Image by Hasitha Tudugalle / CC BY 2.0

With Sydney Mardi Gras Parade only a week away Airbnb, one of the festival sponsors, is promoting a unique accommodation competition dubbed The Big Gay Stay. The winning couple will get to spend the night in a Mardi Gras float which will be parked overnight in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens waking to prime harbour views, before joining the parade on Saturday the seventh of March. The float features a house that comes with a glitter cannon for a chimney and neon lights. To enter, punters need to persuade the judges to choose them in 25 words. Advice in the online booking form for the winners: Take plenty of photos, no one will believe you. Read more: mumbrella.com.au