State of Tasmania Transportation

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  • Ship / Boat.
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  • Ship / Boat.
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State of Tasmania Transportation

  • Bus / Coach.

    Hobart Transportation

    Metro Tasmania has an extensive net of public transportation. You won't need if if you just stay in the centre, but some of the outer suburbs are also great for visiting. Fare are fair, if you're planning to take the bus after 9am from Monday to Friday or on Saturday and Sunday you'll pay just 2,60 AU$ for the day, no matter where you travel! Most...

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  • Ship / Boat.

    Hobart Transportation

    If you are a visitor to Tasmania the only practical way to get to and from Bruny Island is by ferry. The ‘mainland’ ferry terminal is located on Ferry Road, Kettering – about 45 minutes drive south of Hobart city. Perhaps I should explain ‘mainland’ – it is the term used by those living on Bruny to describe the main island of Tasmania. Prices are...

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  • Tasmania by bus

    We tried to get around Tasmania by bus and that's quite a difficult task if you've got only limited time. Buses don't run daily and the network is limited.So next time I'll certainly hire a car!!! Especially after discovering that car rentals are quite cheap (appr. 25 AU$/day). But silly me left her driving license at home...If you happen to do the...

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  • Getting from Singapore to Tasmania

    Despite the open skies treaty between Singapore and Australia, there are currently no direct flights from Singapore into Tasmania. To get from Singapore to Tasmania, one usually has to stop at one of major southern cities (Adelaide, Sydney or Melbourne) but usually Melbourne is the preferred choice as it is the closest.From Melbourne, one has to...

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  • Tigerline Buses: Getting around Taz

    In Tasmania, there is another bus company that is the main player (compared to Greyhound and McCafferty on the mainland). It's Tigerline. You can get the schedule and prices of their website. Do reserve your seats in advance preferably. Contact them via email to do so. Your credit card details will be captured for the purpose of reservation but...

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  • Metro Bus

    The Metro Bus is a very good way to see hobart. And the drives are so friendly!! Do not be afraid to ask for directions or clarifications.I took buses to the cadbury chocolcate factory, cascade brewery, botanical garden, city area and wrest point casino.You may wish to take down this no, 13 2201.It's the enquiry line for bus directions and...

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  • SPIRIT OF TASMANIA

    You can either Fly or take the Ferry to Tasmania, we chose the latter, a 429km trip across Bass Strait by Ship, as we were towing a Caravan. The trip on board Spirit of Tasmania takes approximately 9-11 hours.The gates open and Check in commences 2.5 hours prior to departure with the final check in 45 minutes prior to departure. Boarding starts 1.5...

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  • Driving safely and enjoyably in...

    All places below can be reached, directly or indirectly, by road.All roads are different, in the main their condition is very good in Tassie. We did it first by conducted tourist bus, then some years later a selfdrive - right around via each coast and some of the middle - Cradle Mountain and other lovely central parts.Both about ten days.(On the...

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  • Launceston buses

    We stayed at the campground just to the south of Launceston city - Treasure Island Caravan Park. It is beside the motorway and somewhat noisy but has good facilities and we couldn't find anywhere else to park in the city. We took the no. 50 bus into town and spent the day looking round. When we came back we took the no.50 bus again. Only thing is...

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  • Hire a campervan and use campsites

    We hired a small motorhome for 19 days. There are many companies to choose from but we used Hertz in Hobart. There was a double bed over the drivers' cabin and was great for two people, and you only have to unpack once. There was a shower and chemical toilet but we used camp sites or public conveniences. The van was equipped with gas cooking...

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  • Island Ferries

    If you are planning to explore Maria and Bruny Islands, you may get there on the Island Ferries.The Bruny Island Ferry is a regular car ferry, while the Maria Island Ferry carries passengers and their gear only. No cars are allowed on Maria.

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  • Tourist friendly driving experience

    English Road signs are clearly found around Tasmania. According to the locals, the roads did not change from 1992 to 2002. However avoid driving after sunset as there are many animal crossing (especially in the outskirts) and the streets are not well lit and driving over an animal is the last thing you want to experience during your holiday.There...

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  • Flying into Tasmania

    Generally there are only domestic flights arriving in Tasmania. There are 3 domestic airports, Hobart (South), Launceston (North) and Burnie (North-West). So it’s good to arrive in one airport and depart to mainland from another airport to save time on traveling. If u renting a car, u can ask to return at the branch in ur departing airport. Jet...

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  • Motorhome

    One of the ways to get around Tassie is to be in a campervan or motorhome and I can assure you of one thing, you won't be alone.The overall standard of caravan parks is not great but there are some that are very good and, if you have a motorhome you can free camp at lots of places.There's heaps for hire and you have a choice of major companies,...

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  • Driving Tasmania

    The best way to discover Tasmania is the car. Public transportation is pretty bad, a lot of beautiful places have no services and it would takes long time. With your own car you'll be able to stop everytime you'd see a nice place, wich means every 5 minutes!Avoid to rent the car in the tourist offices, they usually don't calculate the total cost,...

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  • Driving is easy

    Driving is really easy in Tasmania. It is so small and traffic so light, that you can make quite ambitious timetables. We left Launceston at 10 one morning. Had a good look around Ross, went to Freycinet and climbed to the Wineglass Bay lookout, ambled to Hobart Airport by 7PM, without really hurrying. Having said that it is a bit more difficult on...

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  • car is good

    several State Highways led to Launceston and some dirt roadsMidlands Highway to HobartBass Highway to Devenport and BurnieTasman Highway the scenic route to Hobart via Scottsdaleof course there is an Airport too

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  • Avis Rent a Car

    The main transportation we used for our 7 day itinerary was the rental car. Although the two metropolitan areas had pretty good transportation, we were not able to rely on public transport out into the national parks. Avis was running a full sized car promotion for about $40 AUD a day, so when taxes and fees were finished, we paid about $300 for...

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  • JetStar - Australia's Inexpensive route...

    Jetstar is the home of low-fare air transportation to Tasmania, from the east coast of Australia. Jetstar serves Hobart and Launceston from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and serves just Hobart from Adelaide. You have to pay for drinks and snacks on the plane, but for the one hour flight, it is worth it to save more money on the flight itself.I paid...

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  • Hobart's Tasman Bridge

    Tasmania is definitely a state built on the extensive river systems, tributaries and harbors. Hobart is even more heavily reliant on the water for its commerce, tourism, and transportation. The central point of this bridge system is the Tasman Bridge, which connects the eastern side of Hobart with the CBD. The bridge was erected in 1964 and...

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  • Rent A Car

    Although Tasmania is a an island, it is by no means small, and distances though not on the scale of mainland Aus can still be large. Also if you don't have so much time it can get you around that much quickerWe hired our Toyota Corolla form National Europcar, and was quite reasonable with unlimited kms.

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  • Fly Vigin Blue

    We found Virgin Blue a good way of getting into Tas. We have used them seveal times and found them broadly punctual and offerring a good servise for a good price.We flew Melbourne - Launceston, but there are other routings to Hobart now as well.

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  • Airport Shuttle Bus - Hobart

    If you are not taking the taxi, you can take the Redline Airporter Shuttle Bus, just walk out of the airport and look for the bus, it connects with every flight.AUD$9.70 or single and $18 for return. A day before, just ring them up and give them details of yr flight and accomodation in Hobart

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  • Be on Time

    From Singapore, we took a flight to Melbourne and then a domestic flight to Hobart.In Tassie, there are no railway. Thus most people drive or travel the redline or tigerline coaches from town to town.In Hobart itself, we did a lot of walking. It's a lovely place to walk and of course the weather was suitable for walking too. We also took the Hobart...

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  • Fly or float?

    Getting to Tasmania is limited to two options - fly or catch the ferries out of Melbourne.One big plus for the ferries is that your vehicle is heavily subsidised and costs a pittance to get across. The minus is that you still have to pay and that's not subsidized. It's really up to you to weigh the pro's and con's of both though, personally, if...

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  • Car

    Tasmania is not a big island and the roads are good, so it's easy to drive anywhere and it's an experience in itself as the surrounding nature is so beautiful. There seemed to be little traffic (driving is on the left in Australia). I wouldn't recommend driving too much at night though, some roads were quite winding (it gets dark early in autumn...

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  • Flying in to the South Coast Track

    To get in to the track-head at Melaleica it is necessary to catch a small plane from Cambridge Airport in Hobart into the gravel aristrip at Melaleuca in the SouthWest Conservation Area.Par Avion fly to Melaleuca on demand with Cessna Aircraft and will take 4 passengers and all of the bags per plane. The flight takes about 1/2 an hour and will give...

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  • Car is best

    Above all other forms of transport, I'd recommend car for getting around Tassie (or small campervan, but I wouldn't recommend a huge one because of the narrow twisty roads wherever you go).I'm sure there are buses to get you around too (but I really didn't see any) but so many places are off the beaten track, that you'd miss a lot.

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  • Ferry or Plane

    The ship from Melbourne to Devonport leaves daily from Station Pier, on Port Phillip Bay.Normally crossings are overnight, but during the high season, an extra ship has been put on weekend crossings so there is the option of a day crossing too. We tried it both ways and enjoyed them equally.We paid about $200 each for the night crossing in a cabin...

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  • Wilderness Air - part two

    The wilderness below unfolded for all to see and though our eyes were looking there our minds were clearly elsewhere. We were supposed to land around half way through the trip at a river site. That never happened and it was never explained to us why not. We, for our part, were too terrified to ask. Nay, we were even grateful that we hadn’t.In...

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  • Wilderness Air - Strachan

    I’ve been in a few aircraft in my time. Tiger Moths, Austers, Pitt Special (doing stunts), Fokkers, DC3’s, Airbuses and Jumbos. Hey, I’ve even gone heli-skiing in New Zealand and been dropped off a chopper to go white-water rafting. I’ve even been up in a helicopter that self-destructed 10 days after I rode in it.However, I’ve never been remotely...

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  • We flew from Melbourne to...

    We flew from Melbourne to Devonport on TasAir. More info at www.tasair.com.au/schedules.htmWe found a car gave us the much needed freedom to get off the beaten path of the three main cities. Of course, the cruise on the Gordon River was beautiful and well worth it as evidenced by the photo.

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State of Tasmania Hotels

  • Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart

    Grand Chancellor is very good hotel. Fortunately, we are lucky to get the rooms with view over the...

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  • Hotel Charles

    I stay at this hotel frequently and have done so now for over three years. Not once have I been let...

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  • Risby Cove

    The Esplanade, Strahan, 7468, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Stewarts Bay Lodge

    6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, 7182, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Quality Gateway Hotel

    16 Fenton St Devonport, Tas 7310, Devonport, AU

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • St Helens Resort

    1 Quail Street, St Helens, TAS, 7216, AU

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Cradle Mountain Lodge

    Cradle Mountain Road, Sheffield, Tasmania, State o

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Dovecote Motel

    58 DOVECOTE ROAD,STANLEY, Stanley, Stanley, QL, 73

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The Richmond Barracks

    Delightful converted accommodation, as short walk from town centre. Extremely friendly owners.

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