Friday, September 22, 2006

Rainbow Touring Year Round


Get your passport OUT. We’ve got exclusive G&L tours for 2007 that you can join from anywhere on the planet. Book on www.rainbowtourism.com/tours then go pack.

  • Meet us in Athens for a Sappho-land tryst with women from US, UK, Europe, Austrailia and New Zealand.
  • Meet us in Asia for an escorted holiday in two exotic and culturally rich destinations - Vietnam & Cambodia
  • Meet us in Port Douglas in Far North Queensland for a reef & rainforest vacation to remember.
  • Meet us in Tasmania for a wilderness and wildlife extravaganza, including an indulgent food and wine tour along the East Coast Gourmet Trail and hiking along the West Coast at world-famous Cradle Mountain.

January and February – departures for Vietnam & Cambodia with CCAT.

February and March – departures for Tasmania with Bushwise Women.

March and April – adventure tours in New Zealand with Driftwood Dreamers, Elite Adventures and ART Safaris.

May and June – food & wine tours in Victoria with Vino Ventures and Chill Out Travel.

21 Ways to Spend 21 Days Downunder


Rainbow ways to go gay, stay gay, play gay

There are heaps of things to see and do downunder, and best of all you can sort it all online. Start with the central booking service at www.rainbowtourism.com and find somewhere you’ll love…in Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne, Queenstown, Cairns, Christchurch or way outback!

Here's just a few things you can book online.

7 unforgettable things to see & do

- from outback to the beach

  1. Hit the Rainbow Road around Australia with a sporty convertible from Red Spot Car Rentals and check out the iconic Aussie beaches. Or camp across both islands of New Zealand with EZY Car and Caravan Rentals. That’s the kiwi way to holiday! From mountains to sea, the land downunder is full of dramatic scenery with awesome things to see and do, one magnificent mile after another.
  2. Sail around the magical Whitsunday Islands (near the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world) in your bareboat yacht or catamaran. Or take a course to learn to sail or improve your skills with Charter Yachts Australia. The Whitsundays offer splendid cruising, fishing, oystering, crabbing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving the island coral reefs.
  3. Experience a top ecotourism attraction in the Northern Territory at Alice Springs Desert Park, where innovative interpretation will help you understand the unique habitats of Australia’s marsupial marvels and Aboriginal people.
  4. Spoil yourself in nature’s playground – Tasmania – on gorgeous wilderness walks with Bushwise Women, and leave your footprints on one of the world’s best beaches. Reward yourself at the end of the day with cool-climate wines, sensational seafood and getting in touch with your inner explorer.
  1. Start your outback odyssey by soaking up the charm and culture in Alice Springs, then grab your hiking boots and depart in our rugged 4X4s for world-famous Ayers Rock in the Red Centre. Tourists en masse go outback, only the enlightened few go way outback on a must-do 4WD excursion with Wayoutback Desert Safaris.
  2. Explore New Zealand’s rugged landscapes, gorgeous beaches, spectacular geo-thermal activity and fascinating Maori culture, all in the company of like-minded women, on an adventure tour. Driftwood Dreamers Adventure Tours combines true insight into the country with adventure activities in a supportive environment.
  1. Catch a few lazy days in Melbourne and take a food & wine tour of Victoria’s vineyards. Two Rainbow tour operators, Vino Ventures and Chill Out Travel Wine Tours, cover the famed Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, and the emerging wineries enroute to the Great Ocean Road. Overnight accommodation at gay owned and gay friendly places available in all these regions, too!


Destination Greece: Lesbians in Lesbos


Lesbians in Lesbos 6-13 Sep. 2007

The Greek Island of Lesvos or Lesbos was known as Mytilini when Sappho was writing love poems on the dramatic and beautiful beaches of Skala Eressos. Her birthplace is a modern Mecca for international lesbians and our base for a week of fun and exploration.

There is much more to Lesvos than just the fabulous beaches…. The island is blessed with pine forests, scenic harbours, archaeological and historic monuments and some of the warmest, friendliest people in Greece. No wonder Lesvos is a favorite location for artists, writers and romantics – and for you and your friends.

This very popular tour will sell out, so book early. Exclusive bookings at www.rainbowtourism.com/tours.



Bargains for Under $100

Farm stays, country cottages, retreats and self-contained apartments... Places to stay for under a $100.
Go Budget in Australia

Avalon Farm Cottages, near Noosa, from $100

Parrot Fish Lodge, Backpackers Hostel, Port Douglas, from $25

Fernmark Inn, Sapphire Coast, NSW/VIC border, from $99

Shiralee Motel, Guyra NSW north of Sydney, from $75

Swanbourne Guest House, near Perth, from $80

Boyz on the Beach, near Cairns, from $86 single

Bellescapes, Barossa Valley near Adelaide, from $60

Carlton River B&B, near Hobart, from $75

Tambaridge B&B, near Gold Coast Hinterland, from $90

Opium Den (The Star Hotel), Melbourne, from $66


Today is the time to make your holiday bookings for Christmas and New Years. The hot destinations will fill up fast, and so will the smaller, hidden gems. We invite you to browse the Rainbow Places that interest you and find the perfect place for your downunder summer vacation. See more budget properties in Australia or New Zealand on RainbowTourism.com.