Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Destination: Dunedin

Our newest Rainbow Tourism Accredited bed & breakfast is Claremont House in Dunedin.

Claremont House is a private guesthouse with the comfortable feel of a bed & breakfast but the privacy and luxury of an exclusive lodge or hotel.

They offer a range of boutique accommodation from modern to classical. Suites offer a private lounge, furnished with antiques and collectables, queen bedroom and bathroom.

Rates in the main house include gourmet breakfast and complimentary light supper. Built around 1908, this historic mansion is close to Dunedin city in the elegant suburb of Roslyn.

Dunedin city in the lower half of the South Island (New Zealand) possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture, and world-famous wildlife reserves on the Otago Peninsula.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Destination Kerikeri

GayStay Kerikeri - Gay owned/queer only - Kerikeri

Located in the beautiful sub-tropical Bay of Islands, this is the perfect
place for a stress-free vacation. Owned by vibrant gay couple Stan and
Steven, you are sure to feel comfortable and welcome at this bed and
breakfast. Just 3 hours north of Auckland, you will be able to really unwind at their totally private little piece of paradise.

Established in 2003, GayStay Kerikeri has accommodated many international gay and lesbian travellers here in the peaceful, fun, and relaxing haven. Situated on 6 acres of grounds with the house and pools smack-bang in the middle, the accommodation is surrounded by colourful gardens, orchard and mature trees - which means lots of space to unwind with absolutely no neighbours.

Guests may enjoy lounging by the pool, admiring the park-like setting, having fun with an evening barbeque, shaping-up in the weights room, bushwalking to a stunning waterfall... and to end the day a long hot soak in the fabulous spa-pool under the stars!

All queer people are welcome and the hosts look forward to hearing from you as you plan your trip to Northland.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Destination 1st World Out Games Montreal

With only 9 months to go before the 1st World Out Games open in Montreal in July 2006, do you know what sport or cultural activity will you participate in?

The Out Games will bring people together from all over the world for a fantastic celebration of diversity, camaraderie, achievement and acceptance. It will combine the best of sports and culture, comprising 33 sporting events and 4 cultural events over 7 days. The event will also be the venue for a conference on LGBT Rights - not to mention a chance to explore a great part of the world.

Why go to Montreal?

- Canada allows gay marriages
- A world gay capital
- A large number of people won't need a visa to visit. Click here for more details

Oz Rainbow in Sydney can assist with travel packages.

Rainbow Tourism will have more information shortly on our tour page.

While Canada has no restrictions on entry of HIV+ travellers, the USA does. This means if you are planning to travel to Montreal you may want to consider flying via Japan or Europe to avoid the issue of entry to the US. For more information, ACON has a booklet which you can download.