Pink Tourism

Huon Trail

We encourage you to also visit the Huon Trail website.

Tasmania is a place of great diversity created in the rich tradition of its first people, the Aboriginal nations, the dramatic natural beauty of wilderness, the stark oppression of the colonial era and the contrasting privilege of the establishment. This has led to the emergence of an island people who value their independence and achievements through social collaboration, achieving respect and a unique living celebration of diversity.

This struggle for the sexually- and gender-diverse community in Tasmania has bonded a community that now is emerging from a hidden and often underground lifestyle. This in itself has created an interesting history of struggle that is worth discovering. This is also reflected in the corresponding survival of the Aboriginal communities and the emergence of the national green movement through the environmental battles in Tasmania.

Your visit to Tasmania, and particularly the Huon, will be a happy opportunity to engage in the unique island social culture of hospitality that exists in Tasmania in the gay community. It may be at a gay nightclub in Hobart, a SPECTRUM social event for men or women, or a bush walk conducted by the Wellington Wanderers. It may be booking your accommodation, having a coffee or meal at an accredited gay-owned or gay-friendly B&B or café/restaurant. Our hospitality is not Oxford Street style but it is just as friendly and gay.


Pink Tourism This symbol indicates locations where Rainbow Tasmania is aware of gay-friendly businesses operating. To access the website of an individual business, click on the name of the business.
Rainbow Tasmania Toursim Accreditation This symbol indicates that a business has gained Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation. It means the tourism business and their staff are committed to treating everyone in the same professional non-discriminatory manner and can provide a safe and comfortable environment for gay and lesbian clients. It also means that your hosts and their staff have a detailed knowledge of gay and lesbian venues as well as support services in their area.

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Birchs Bay

Grandvewe Cheeses RT Logo 59 Devlyns Road, Birchs Bay - 03 6267 4099


DS Coffee House and Internet Lounge RT Logo 34 Main Steet, Huonville - 03 6264 1226

Huon Bush Retreats RT Logo Browns Road, Ranelagh - 03 6264 2233

Huon Valley Escapes RT Logo Throughout Hobart and the Huon Trail - 1800 770 224

Little Devil Backpackers RT Logo 201 Main Road, Huonville - 03 6264 2953