Thursday, August 25, 2005

Tempting Tasmania is featuring Tasmania on its new Rainbow Places page. Tasmania has the most progressive laws in the country vis a vis G&L rights, making it a very friendly place to visit.

If you've ever been tempted to visit The Apple Isle, now would be a good time. There are plenty of gay/lesbian owned and friendly accommodation to choose from across the state, in all the hot destinations:
East=Freycinet Peninsula
West=Cradle Mountain
Rainbow Tourism recommends places to stay and labels each as Gay Owned and Operated or Rainbow Tourism Accredited. Every effort is made to ensure that only gay-friendly properties are listed below these GOO and RTA accommodation.
In Launceston, there are a range of RTA properties, from budget to B&B. Check out Airlie Dorset Terrace if you like Victorian charm, Sandor's on the Park if you're there for the food & wine festival in historic City park, or the Country Comfort Coach House for cosy comfort.
Just a short drive outside Hobart in the breathtaking Huon Valley, is a not-to-be-missed "green" retreat, Huon Bush Retreats. Choose your comfort level from cabins to campsites. Either way, you're inside a habitat reserve and can have breakfast with a wallaby, midnight outdoor bath with a family of possums and wake up with plethora of bird calls.
Whether you want to experience wilderness or wildlife, culture or history, or fine wine and or cool climate cuisine, Tasmania's the place to explore. Self drive itineraries or escorted tours (some wtih G&L tour guides) are available from GOO/RTA tour operators like Tas Vacations, DeeTours DownUnder and Vino Ventures.


Anonymous said...

Your link for DeeTours and Vino Ventures do not click through. The DeeTours is missing an "r" in the link for tour.

DownUnder Mark said...

Thanks for your comment on the DeeTours link which is now fixed. As you can imagine things change and this blog was written two years ago so Vino Ventures is no more. You can always check out's new Tasmania section for the latest tours.