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Tasmania has the purest air on the planet, visit and “breath” for yourself! This island is mother nature’s gift to us. 40% of Tasmania is National Parks and Heritage Listed Wilderness.

Most travelers head first to Hobart and use this beautiful city as their base for doing day trips to Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park, the Bay of Fires and Bruny Island.  The art lovers also leave at least a half a day to visit the world renowned MONA (Museum of New and Old Art) there is not another like it!

Tasmania has 5 regions and 2 island, each has their own distinctive beauty so depending on time and your interests, you will be able to select one or more areas to get back in touch with nature.

Wherever you travel in Tasmania, their amazing produce will also be a destination in itself. Don’t leave without trying the beautiful seafood, wonderful meat and all the fruit and vegetables you can imagine. The next hardest decision you will have to make is which of the truly first class wines to accompany them!

Where is it?

Hobart

Hobart offers a variety of activities, culture and heritage. It is a wonderful city to walk around and the architecture reflects it earliest days. Wherever you go Mt Wellington will be keeping on eye on you, it offers a great backdrop. Salamanca Place is one of Hobart’s favourite places to hangout, great restaurants, galleries and pubs. It is a row of wonderfully restored Georgian Style Warehouses. Many great finds are just waiting for you! This is the location for the Saturday morning markets, so if you are in Hobart on a Saturday then you must visit them. Hobart sits on the sea and there is a lot happening around Constitution Dock and also Victoria Dock.

The new number 1 attraction is MONA, Museum of Old & New Art just a short boat trip away. You cruise to the gallery which adds to the experience. It is an amazing gallery, unique and way too hard to explain but be sure to visit it. The grounds are really nice and they have a great restaurant as well. MONA is a destination in itself.

Time to go just a little further afield and visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. You will learn all about the Tassie Devils, their threats and what is being done to protect them.  You will also see koalas and wombats and learn how they are related, who would have thought this possible! Road Kill is a huge problem in Tasmania so please drive carefully.

Another great area to visit is Mt Field National Park where you find the beautiful Russell Falls and it is the home of the Tall Trees ( Swamp Gums 80 metres tall). Nearby is the summit of Mt Wellington where the views over Hobart are spectacular, and if you are up for it the Mountain Bike ride down breath taking.  Often these places are combined into one tour.

There is still a lot more to Hobart so be sure to leave enough time to see it all.

 

hobart Harbour at night

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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Hobart Highlights

This tour gives you a great feel for the charm of Hobart. You will travel in a coach tram which is a perfect way to experience both the old and new of Hobart, with your local guide. Included is a stop at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

  • Views from Mt Wellington and Rosny Hill
  • Cascade Brewery and Cascade Gardens
  • Female Factory (Convict women's prison)
  • Historic buildings

Entrance to MONA

Nature & Art

Nature mixed with art. Take a  scenic trip to the top of Mt Wellington with panoramic views of Wellington Park and Hobart. Next is MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, Australia's largest privately funded museum. Then cruise home on the Derwent River

  • Scenic drive to Mt Wellington
  • Amazing views of Hobart
  • Extraordinary Art Gallery
  • Innovative Art

Tasmanian Devil

Hobart & Surrounds

After going on this day tour you will know Hobart and her surrounds. You will be taken around Hobart and then head to Bongorong Wildlife Sanctuary to see Tassie’s wonderful wildlife and a trip to the top of Mt Wellington for a fantastic view of Hobart.

  • Hobart City Sights
  • Hand feed the animals
  • Pat a Koala, meet a 'Tassie' Devil
  • Scenic drive

mountain Bike riding down Mt Wellington Hobart

Mt Wellington MTB Descent

This tour is for the adventurous and those who love speed. Jump on a Mountain Bike and come down Mt Wellington with the wind in your hair! You have a support vehicle along with a professional guide. The off road path is optional.

  • 1270 meters high
  • 21 kms downhill 
  • Photo stops
  • Thrill of going "off road"

Port Athur across the lake

Port Arthur

Port Arthur is a lovely 90 minute drive from Hobart, you will see many wonderful landmarks along the way. The convict era was from 1830 to 1877, a dark period in Australia’s history.  Port Arthur went on to have many other lives. You will get to learn all this when you take a tour. There are over 30 buildings, ruins, and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of grounds. The size and beauty of the grounds and gardens surprise people, myself included. When the history becomes a little overwhelming for you then it is time to wander the gardens and choose a good tree to rest under. Port Arthur became World Heritage Listed in 2010.

 

 Port Arthur Tours

restored building at Port Arthur

Port Arthur & Devils Tour

Port Arthur is a historical place with much to see and learn. You also visit Richmond which has the oldest bridge and church in Australia. The natural attractions of the Tasman Peninsular will be all around you so make sure your camera is charged.

  • Port Arthur 
  • Richmond Village
  • Wildlife Park
  • Natural attractions

Building Ruins at Port Arthur

Port Arthur & Tasman NP

Port Arthur Historical Site will give you a real look into our convict past. Interactive presentations will bring it to life for you. The history of Port Arthur is balanced with the beauty of Tasman National Park and the Peninsular best.

  • Walking tour of Port Arthur
  • Isle of the Dead Cruise
  • Beautiful landmarks
  • Drive the rugged coastline

Salamanca Markets Hobart

Salamanca & Port Arthur

Visit the Salamanca Markets where local producers and artisans show their wares, then head down the Tasman Highway to Port Arthur. Shopping and sightseeing, one of the best ways to spend a Saturday in Tasmania.

  • Salamanca Markets
  • Scenic coastal drive
  • Port Arthur
  • Cruise Carnarvon Bay

Hillside ruins at Port Arthur

Port Arthur Full Day

A great day of beauty and history, dramatic scenery, plunging cliffs, and stops at Pirate's Bay Lookout, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen will amaze you. If that isn’t enough, you will also see the oldest bridge and church in Australia.

  • Guided Tour
  • Traverse the cliff tops
  • Richmond Village
  • Beautiful scenery

Wineglass Bay

Freycinet National Park is where you will find beautiful Wineglass Bay which is rarely out of “Top Ten Beaches in the World” list.  One can certainly understand why it gets the vote. The bay has formed in the eroded areas between 'The Hazards' and Mt Graham.

“The Hazards” red and pink granite mountains rise out of the sea and look spectacular , especially in the morning or late evening light.

If time permits do the walk up to the lookout and see the view that captures the bay so perfectly. Another option is to walk down to the beach and have a swim in the rich turquoise waters of the bay. Make sure you allow some time to observe the wildlife or go bird spotting.

Beach at Wineglass Bay

 Wineglass Bay Tours

 

lookout over Wineglass Bay Tasmania

East Coast Treasures

Don’t miss seeing this spectacular part of Tasmania. The views are around every corner. You think it can’t get any better and it does! You will see cliffs, sandy beaches, magnificent bays and crystal clear water. Don’t forget to pack your bathers.

  • In "top 10"
  • Quant seaside towns
  • Wineglass Bay Lookout
  • Small group

Wineglass Bay Tasmania

Spectacular Wineglass Bay

This day is full of nature’s treats. Amazing scenery in national parks, perfect bays, and turquoise water.  There is more, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Sleepy Bay and Honeymoon Bay. This tour is flexible, if you have a request it may be possible.

  • Wineglass Bay
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Wildlife
  • Photographer's dream

Walking in Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay in a Day

You travel down the East Coast and  visit NatureWorld to see the Tassie Devil Feeding take place. Wineglass Bay, you will be transfixed by it’s beauty. Perhaps you will decide to take in an optional walk to the lookout or spend more time on the beach.  Decisions!

  • NatureWorld
  • Wineglass Bay
  • Ross Historical Village
  • Local seafood

Couple walking in the water in Wineglass Bay

East Coast 2 nights/3 days

Enjoy coastal drives, beautiful bays and beaches, visit National Parks and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. You also visit Port Arthur and learn about the harsh beginnings of this land. Port Arthur has beautiful grounds and gardens where you can relax.

  • Historical Villages
  • Bays & beaches
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Port Arthur

Bennett's White Wallaby Bruny Island

Beach Boardwalk on Bruny Island

Bruny Island

Bruny Island not only has beautiful scenery it also produces amazing food. Whether you discover Bruny Island by land or by sea you will be amazed by the power of nature at every turn.

From the sea you will see the rugged coastline which has Australia’s highest sea cliffs, spot dolphins, fur seals and migrating humpback whales (seasonal). Lets not forget to look up and see the sea birds against the blue sky. There are eco-boat tours which get you very close to the action and the pristine water.

If a mini coach tour is what you had in mind you will also see this unspoiled beauty and wildlife. Your bonus will be stopping to try the exceptional local food. I can still taste the oysters and salmon coming straight from the sea to my mouth! I guess you can’t call it “paddock to plate” but we can call it “sea to plate”. It is not only seafood, but cheeses, berries, chocolates, whiskey and wine (Australia's most southerly vineyard).

On the island hopefully you will see an Albino Bennett's Wallaby, only found here, sandy beaches, Cape Bruny Lighthouse, farmlands, sheltered bays, bush tracks and more. Be sure to include Bruny Island when planning your trip to Tasmania.

 Bruny Island Tours

Bennett's White Wallaby Bruny Island

Bruny Island Tour

Tour Bruny Island with a born & breed local, they know and love this special place and are passionate about sharing it with the world. You will sample the produce, learn all about the island, hopefully see a white Bennett's Wallaby, and go on a lighthouse tour.

  • Local tour operator
  • Taste the produce
  • Lighthouse tour
  • Small group

Eco-Boat near seals on rocks at Bruny Island

Bruny Island from the Sea

See Bruny Island from the land and sea. You go right up beside imposing cliff, go inside a cave, and see where the Tasman Sea meets the Southern Ocean. The wildlife is impressive, seals, albatross, dolphins and whales when it is the season.

  • 3 hour cruise
  • Stunning scenery from the sea
  • Fabulous wildlife
  • Learn about conservation

A group enjoying a selection of Bruny Island food and wines

Gourmet Tour

This tour is for the food lovers. You will get to taste all that Bruny island is famous for, over six wonderful courses. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! You will chat to the producers and also get to see the beautiful scenery and wildlife as well.

  • Gourmet food
  • Meet the producers
  • Amazing scenery
  • Small group

Sea Cliffs at Bruny Island

3 Hour Cruise

See Bruny Island from a totally different perspective, the ocean side? Your experienced guide ensure the an unforgettable and informative cruise. The boats are specially designed to give everyone a good view and a connection to the environment.

  • 3 hour cruise
  • Passionate guides
  • Majestic scenery
  • Native Wildlife

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is located in the North West Region, in Lake St Clair National Park, 2 hours from Launceston. The scenery is breathtaking, another area of Tasmania’s magnificent wilderness. This area has waterfalls, lakes, wildlife, flora & fauna and spectacular views. Have I already mentioned the beauty of the area?

There are lovely little towns and Sheffield is no exception. The history of Cradle Mountain is depicted on the walls of the town. If you are a keen photographer you will have lots to capture here, a little change from what nature offers you. 

The walks are plentiful and are suited for all levels. The hardest part will be deciding which one you want to explore. The area changes with the seasons. 

Day tours are from Launceston, from Hobart there are extended tours that take in the West and Cradle Mountain National Park.

 

Clouds clearing in Cradle Mountain National Park

 Cradle Mountain Tours

 

Mural of Farrier Sheffield Tasmania

Majestic Cradle Mountain

Before you reach Cradle Mountain you will be admiring the beautiful scenery, exploring historical towns, including 'The Town of Murals' and visit a cheese farm. Arriving at Cradle Mountain National Park, walk to the Enchanted Forest and Dove Lake. This tour departs Launceston.

  • National Park Walks
  • Historical towns
  • Cheese making
  • Spectacular sightseeing

cradle Mountain walking path

Cradle Mountains & Walks

Have approximately 5 hours exploring the wonderful national park. Explore Sheffield “The Town of the Murals” where over 60 murals give you the history of the Cradle Mountain area. Choose which walks to explore and enjoy a beer at Seven Sheds Brewery and cheese tasting at Ashgrove Cheese Factory.

  • 5 hours in park (approx)
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Tour of Sheffield
  • Waterfall lunch spot

Cruise on Gordon River

Wild Tassie & Cradle Mt

Over 3 days traverse the island from east to west. See Russell Falls, Mt Fields National Park, Lake St Clair, Cradle Valley, the gateway to Cradle Mountain National Park. Local knowledge will help you choose the right walks for you. On the way to Launceston, stop at Sheffield to see  “The Town of Murals”.

  • Russell Falls & Mt Fields
  • Gordon River
  • Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Strahan & Launceston 

walking in Cradle mt national park

Extended Cradle Mountain

Walking in “the land of the giants” among some magnificent old trees. Visit Cradle Mountain, Mt Fields National Park and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park with optional cruises, flights and jet boats rides. Your choice of walks including Dover Creek or Marion's Lookout.

  • Mt Fields National Park
  • Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
  • Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Most spectacular scenery
More about Tasmania

 Our Tasmanian Articles

Cradle Mountain and Lake St ClairThings 10 Things to do in Tasmania

Tasmania is the beautiful island state of Australia, a combination of untamed wilderness, wild coastlines, colonial history, cold climate food & wine and unprecedented hospitality. If you wish to escape the maddening crowds and view some of Australia’s most pristine natural beauty, a trip to Tasmania should be on your bucket list.

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Building Ruins at Port ArthurThings to do near Port Arthur

If you’re visiting Tasmania, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll end up being completely enthralled by the island’s fascinating history. In fact, many people visit the ‘Apple Isle’ solely for the historical experience

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Salamanca Markets Hobart

10 Things to do in Hobart

Tasmania’s gorgeous capital, Hobart, is situated in the island state’s south east section and is divided by the spectacular River Derwent, while the majestic 1,271-metre (4,170 ft) tall Mount Wellington stands sentinel nearby. With so much to choose from is a top ten really enough?

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Info

Public Transport

The primary public transport option is Bus and Coach services. The major Cities and towns have a effective bus networks and coaches connect between most locations and even some of the popular walks and destinations.

Bus

Metro Buses service the major cities of Hobart, Launceston and Burnie. The services are city based and do not offer transfers between cities, see Tassielink. (http://www.metrotas.com.au/)

Tickets

The Metro bus system uses either buy on board paper tickets or a Greencard. Greencards can be purchased and topped up online, using the App, at Metro Depots or selected agents. (http://www.metrotas.com.au/fares/greencard/)

Coaches

Tassielink Transit offers a regional coach services connecting major locations throughtout Tasmania. The service connects with some of the popular walks, and it is recommended to book in advance.  (http://www.tassielink.com.au/index.htm)

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient method for point to point travel in Tasmania. Throughout Australia dialling 13CABS (132227) will put you in touch with the nearest Taxi service. Taxis can also be pre-booked. It is recommended to obtain a quote for using Taxi’s for long distance travel.

Car Rental

Tasmania is serviced by most major car rental companies, of course if you are going there for the views would you rather be staring over a steering wheel or enjoying the view out the window as a guide does all the driving?  (https://www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au/)

Apps                         

The Metro App allows you to pre-plan your trip, view schedules and top up your Greencard. If you are planning on using the Metro App makes life easy. (http://www.metrotas.com.au/communication/apps/)

 

Travelling to Tasmania

International Flights

There are no scheduled international flights into Tasmania. International visitors will need to depart from a mainland port servicing Tasmania. 

Domestic Flights

There are regular flights into the two main Tasmanian Airports -Hobart and Launceston, from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. there are also flights from Melbourne to Devonport and some of the regional airlines operate services between the mainland and Burnie Airport.

Ferry Service

There is a nightly ferry service between Melbourne and Launceston, with additional services during peak periods

refer the Getting there Tab for more information.

Weather in Tasmania

What's the weather like in Tasmania?

Temperatures and rainfall varies considerably across Tasmania. Always be prepared for sudden weather changes and carry additional layers and rain shells. The West Coast of Tasmania experiences three to four times the precipitation below.

Summer (Dec - Feb): Min 9°C Max 24°C
Avg monthly rainfall 48mm Avg rain days per month 6

Autumn (Mar - May): Min 6°C Max 22°C
Avg monthly rainfall 47mm Avg rain days per month 7

Winter (Jun - Aug): Min 4°C Max 14°C
Avg monthly rainfall 53mm Avg rain days per month 8

Spring (Sep - Nov): Min 7°C Max 18°C
Avg monthly rainfall 56mm Avg rain days per month 9

 

What's on in Tasmania

 

Perth (TAS) - Dark MOFO

 10th - 21st, June, 2016

Fight off the darkness and welcome in the light in this Winter festival. A celebration of ancient and contemporary mythologies around winter, with large scale public art, theatre and food. There will be plenty of interactive art, lots of light and noise and as always a dark side, which in the past has included an early morning nude swim in the Derwent river, not for the faint hearted.

More information click the Events Tab above.

 More about Tasmania

Cradle Mountain and Lake St ClairTop 10 things to do in Tasmania

Tasmania is a beautiful state of Australia, a combination of untamed wilderness, wild coastlines, colonial history, cold climate food and wine and unprecedented hospitality. If you wish to escape the maddening crowds and view some of Australia’s most pristine natural beauty, a trip to Tasmania should be on your bucket list.

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Activities to do in Tasmania

Events

What's on in Tasmania

Perth - Dark MOFO

 10th - 21st June, 2016

Dark MOFO

Fight off the darkness and welcome in the light in this Winter festival. A celebration of ancient and contemporary mythologies around winter, with large scale public art, theatre and food. There will be plenty of interactive art, lots of light and noise and as always a dark side, which in the past has included an early morning nude swim in the Derwent river, not for the faint hearted.

More information:Dark MOFO

Launceston - The Royal Launceston Show

6th - 8th October, 2016

This is primarily an agricultural event, held at Invesresk, focussing on the primary industries of the area with livestock displays, equestrian events and wood chopping. For some fun head to the side show or have a go at the Gumboot throwing contest.

More information:The Royal Launceston Show

Hobart - Royal Hobart Show

22th -22th, 2016

This is the biggest agricultural show in Tasmania and has a strong focus on domestic and farm animals, as well as historic equipment and vehicle displays. For those less excited by static displays there is the sideshow and fireworks.

More information:Royal Hobart Show                                 

 

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Constitution Dock

26th - 28th 2016

Join the celebrations at Constitution dock as the fleet arrives from Sydney. The fastest yachts can be expected to complete the course, with favourable weather conditions, in around 2 days. There is a constant stream of finishers making their way down the Derwent River normally through to New Year.

More information:Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

 

Hobart- Salamanca Markets

 Every Saturday Morning

The markets take place every Saturday morning from 8.00am to 3.00pm at Salamanca. There are 300 stalls selling everything from beautiful produce, flowers, and arts & crafts.

More information Salamanca Markets

Hobart - Taste of Tasmania to be confirmed

December, 2016 - January, 2017

This weeklong free festival celebrates the food and wine specialties of Tasmania. Whether it be wine, boutique breweries, Tasmanian produce or specialty foods you will find them all in the heart of Hobart. The festival also includes family entertainment, art and music.

More information  The Taste of Tasmania

Hobart - Mona Festival of Music & Art to be confirmed

January, 2017

This is Tasmania’s largest contemporary music festival but it is so much more, with a wide range of arts represented. Dance, Theatre, Performing Art and New media all come on stage to join local and international musicians.

More information: MOFO

Sheffield - Steamfest to be confirmed

March, 2017

Celebrating everything Steam powered, from Traction engines to Trains with vintage vehicle displays and old farm machinery. While you are in Sheffield make sure you allow some time to see why it is called the Town of Murals.

More information:Steamfest

Perth - V8 Supercars Tasmania Supersprint to be confirmed

April, 2017

Raced around the Symmons Plains raceway just ten minutes south of Perth, Tasmania, the track challenges drivers with its long straights and tight hairpin bends. Most visitors stay at Launceston 25 minutes north and make the 30 klm each day to the track.

More information:V8 Supercars

Targa Tasmania - The Ultimate Tarmac Rally to be confirmed

March, 2017

Targa Tasmania is the world’s largest and longest (2000 klm) tarmac rally and draws competitors and spectators from all over the world. Vehicles range from modern purpose built race cars to vintage machines. This year’s Targa is set to remember Australian Motorsport legend Peter Brock.

More information:Targa Tasmania

Getting there

Hobart Airport

Hobart Airport (HBA) is Tasmania’s primary airport with domestic connections to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. There are no regular, scheduled international flights. The airport is situated approximately 20 kilometres from the CBD. (https://hobartairport.com.au/)

Airport Shuttle Bus

Shuttle buses met each flight and offer drop offs to most city accommodation places. There is no requirement to book the service from the airport although it is required to book a pick up from your accommodation at least two hours, preferably 24 hours, prior to your pick up time. (http://www.tasredline.com.au/index.php/airport-shuttles/)

Taxi

This is a convenient way to get to and from the airport directly connecting with your destination. The Taxi rank is located at the front of the terminal. Pre-booked taxis are advised if you have special needs. In most parts of Australia dialling 131008 will put you in touch with the local taxi service.               

Limousine

As an alternate to a taxi a pre-booked limousine service is available and will normal meet passengers in the baggage collection area.

Car Rental

Most of the major car rental companies have outlets located at Hobart Airport. (https://www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au/) There are rental car counters in the arrivals area at the terminal.

Parking

The main parking station is located directly opposite the terminal, and offers both short and long term parking as well as a valet service. For longer term parking, of a day or more there is the Saver car park a short under cover walk from the terminal. (https://hobartairport.com.au/to-from/car-parking/)

Tour Operators

Hobart is one of the few airports where selected tour operators can offer direct pick up and drop off. Please check with the tour operator and ensure you allow an adequate buffer for any delays.

Bicycle

If you are intending to cycle to or from Hobart Airport although you can cycle down the highway a safer less direct route is recommended. (http://www.tassietrails.org/hobart-airport-route). The shuttle bus will carry bikes for an additional charge and normally only if in a travel container.

Touting

Soliciting for fares is not permitted.

Devonport Airport

Devonport Airport (DPO) is a domestic only airport with mainland connections to Melbourne. The airport is situated approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre.(http://devonportairport.com.au/)

Taxi

This is a convenient way to get to and from the airport directly connecting with your destination. The Taxi rank is located at the front of the terminal. Pre-booked taxis are advised if you have special needs. In most parts of Australia dialling 131008 will put you in touch with the local taxi service, or visit Taxi Combined and download their app. (www.taxicombined.com.au).

Limousine

As an alternate to a taxi a pre-booked limousine service is available and will normal meet passengers in the baggage collection area.

Car Rental

Most of the major car rental companies have outlets located at Devonport Airport. (https://www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au/) There are rental car counters in the arrivals area of the terminal.

Shuttle Bus

There is a shuttle bus service available, pre-booking is required. (http://www.northwestshuttles.net/transfers)

Parking

The parking station is located directly opposite the terminal. It operates as both a long and short term car park and offers the first hour free. (http://devonportairport.com.au/)

Touting

Soliciting for fares is not permitted.

 

Launceston Airport

Launceston Airport (LST) is Tasmania’s second busiest airport with domestic connections to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. There are no regular, scheduled international flights. The airport is situated approximately 15 kilometres from the CBD. (http://www.launcestonairport.com.au/)

Airport Shuttle Bus

Shuttle buses met each flight and offer drop offs to most city accommodation places, the Casino and University. There is no requirement to book the service from the airport although it is required to book a pick up from your accommodation at least two hours, preferably 24 hours, prior to your pick up time. (http://www.airporterlaunceston.com.au/)

Taxi

This is a convenient way to get to and from the airport directly connecting with your destination. The Taxi rank is located at the front of the terminal. Pre-booked taxis are advised if you have special needs. In most parts of Australia dialling 131008 will put you in touch with the local taxi service. (www.taxicombined.com.au). You can also book a taxi using the Smart Hail taxi app. (http://smarthail.com/ )

Limousine

As an alternate to a taxi a pre-booked limousine service is available and will normal meet passengers in the baggage collection area.

Car Rental

Most of the major car rental companies have outlets located at Launceston Airport. (https://www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au/) There are rental car counters in the arrivals area of the terminal.

Parking

The main short term parking station is located directly opposite the terminal. There is a long term car part at either end of the terminal as well as an undercover area. (http://www.launcestonairport.com.au/calculator)

Bicycle

The airport has a ‘bike-port’ within the short term parking area to allow the assembly and minor maintenance of bicycles as well as monitored bike parking. (http://www.launcestonairport.com.au/bicycle-parking)

Touting

Soliciting for fares is not permitted.

 

Ferry

There is a regular ferry service connecting the Apple Isle with the mainland. Ferries run between Melbourne and Devonport daily and takes approximately 10 & 1/2 hours not allowing for loading and unloading times. The service runs predominantly at night with a daytime service during peak periods. There is a range of travel options, and it advisable to book ahead. (https://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/)

 
 

Tasmanian Accommodation

There is so much to see and do in Tasmania as well as so many wonderful places to stay. As we discover interesting, unique or suitable accommodation options we will place them here so you can also research them and decide if they are suitable for you.

Hobart

Old Woolstore Hotel at nightThe Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

Centrally located in Hobart near the city centre and waterfront. With your choice of Serviced Hotel Rooms, Studio Apartments, One and Two Bedroom or Executive Spa Apartments.

See Website for details

staircase in a heritage hotel Hadley's Orient Hotel

Hadley’s Orient Hotel is Hobart’s Grand Old Dame featuring heritage style Hotel, Superior and Family Rooms plus Spa and Heritage Suites. For a signature experience enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea at Hadley’s.

See Website for details