Destination Rainbow Tasmania

Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair

A new designation for gay-friendly tourism businesses is meant to boost LGBT tourism to Tasmania.

It comes around again with a new name, Rainbow Tasmanian Tourism Accreditation, but the state has long been a destination with gay owned tourism attractions and accommodations and the gay-welcoming ones have voluntarily posted a rainbow flag on their doors and websites.

“Providing gay and lesbian visitors with a safe and non-discriminatory experience will benefit our reputation as a tourism destination,” Australian Marriage Equality convenor Rodney Croome said.

“But if we really want to attract gay travelers to Tasmania, we should become the first Australian state to allow same-sex couples to marry.”

If TAS becomes Australia’s first gay wedding destination it will reap what could be millions of dollars in tourism revenue.  Meanwhile, when traveling around Tasmania, you can safely stay at an accredited property like those hand selected by Rainbow’s program.

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Freyconet Air over Wineglass Bay Port Arthur


While you are there

24 Picks for LGBT Travelers – from wildlife to chocolate tours and more.

Most photographed tourist sites

  • Cradle Mountain NP
  • Wineglass Bay in Freycinet NP
  • Port Arthur Historic Site

TAS Pride: Local resources in Hobart and Southern Tasmania and in Launceston and Northern Tasmania

Australian Marriage Equality is based in Hobart.

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