Tasmania

Bushwalking, wildlife, food and wine, history and personal service. Tasmania is a dream come true for gay and lesbian travellers who enjoy nature and a quieter pace of life. There's a network of gay-owned and gay-friendly guesthouses, hotels, and bed and breakfasts throughout Tasmania, with small, friendly gay and lesbian communities in Hobart and Launceston.

Drive to Freycinet National Park, then walk to the magnificent Wineglass Bay. Contrast this with the alpine environment around Cradle Mountain which couldn't be more different. The architectural remains of Australia’s Colonial past are evident throughout the island. Don't miss a visit to penitentiaries like Port Arthur and Richmond, which stand as brutal reminders of the convict era.

If it's food and wine you're interested in, the vineyards of the Tamar Valley are producing some very tasty Pinot Noirs and Rieslings, and the cellar doors are well worth the trip. The seafood, cheeses and other organic foods produced by this island state are amazingly tasty. Hobart has some great cafes and restaurants – but make sure your visit includes a Saturday for the famous Salamanca Market - a feast for all senses.

Most visitors hire a car here. They are plentiful and inexpensive, and the driving is short and slow paced. Or book a boutique guided tour, sit back and relax. There are air links from most cities, and a regular ferry service from Melbourne to Devonport.

Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre

Here at the Hobart Travel Centre, we recognise that each visitor has different interests and requirements. We take pride in helping travellers to make the right choices, so that each Tasmanian holiday is personalised and tailored to their needs.

We don’t offer set itineraries and we don’t do package deals. What we do is respond to each customer as an individual, discussing their needs and helping them design the perfect Tasmanian holiday.

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GALTA Member: # 334

Corinda’s Cottages – Hobart

Overlooking a cobbled courtyard are two self-contained cottages, the converted servant’s quarters and coach-house of Corinda, an award winning National Trust Classified property in the heart of Hobart. Only a 5 minute stroll from Sullivans Cove, Corinda has a real ‘country’ feel as the property adjoins the Queens Domain, a large park teeming with birdlife. Gay owned and operated.

Galta member # 24

Eye See Personalised Tours

Eye See Personalised Tours offer an individually tailored, top quality, friendly and professional service, geared at creating unforgettable memories.

Our tours are environmentally sustainable and are specifically designed to minimise impacts on the natural environment whilst still ensuring our guests fully experience the wonders of Tasmania.

We can design a tour to suit your timeframe, particular interests and budget. We pay attention to details. Nothing is too much trouble. We offer more than just a touring service.

We use locally produced and organically grown food where possible, designed to tease even the most discerning tastebuds.

We want you to “See Tasmania as our Guest Not Just a Tourist.”

GALTA Member: #449

Hotel Grand Chancellor – Hobart

The 4.5 star Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is located on Hobart’s historic waterfront, adjacent to Constitution Dock, the central business district, shopping, cafes, restaurants and all of Hobart’s many tourist attractions.

The Hotel offers the best location for your stay in Hobart. Views from the rooms are over the Derwent River or Mount Wellington and the city.

GALTA Member: #480

Woodbridge Hill Hideaway

Exclusively yours, a luxury fully self-contained spa cabin is hidden from everything but the view.

Relax or romance as you gaze out and down to the waters of the spectacular D’Entrecastreaux Channel and South East Tasmania.

Stroll through 110 acres of bush and landscaped gardens. Fully indulge with a personally booked swim in the very private heated indoor pool.

The perfect base to sample and explore the great food and scenery of the Channel and Huon.

GALTA Member: #486

Hotel Grand Chancellor – Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, the city’s premier 4.5 star hotel, offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania.

Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveller, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district and Brisbane Street shopping mall.

In addition, the Hotel Grand Chancellor Arcade offers a variety of retail outlets towards Yorktown Square.

GALTA Member: #480

Qbeds.com.au

Whether you are looking for a 5 star hotel, a secluded cottage or city backpacker accommodation, Qbeds has an accommodation style to suit your needs.

The accommodation providers listed on Qbeds have taken an interest in the gay & lesbian market and strive to offer a safe and enjoyable environment for all travellers.

GALTA Member: #357

Huon Bush Retreats – Huon Valley

Huon Bush Retreats is located in Tasmania’s Huon Valley, 50 km from Hobart. Situated within an extensive habitat reserve, this nature retreat has a range of self contained cabins and campsites to suite couples, families or groups. Conferences, weddings and other events also catered for in a natural environment. Bush walks on-site. The Retreat features solar-power and composting toilets. Some tracks and amenities have wheelchair access.

Relax, explore, experience nature.

GALTA Member # 229

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