Wineglass Bay

Welcome to Tasmania

Tasmania is located 240 km south of the Australian mainland. It covers an area of 68,401 sq km. Hobart on the East Coast is the capital.

Tasmania’s regions are:

  • Hobart and South
  • East Coast
  • Launceston and North
  • North West
  • West Coast
  • Flinders Island
  • King Island

Some of the top things to do in Tasmania:

  • Freycinet National Park – Wineglass Bay
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Cataract Gorge
  • Wineries
  • Bruny Island
  • Heritage and History
  • Port Arthur
  • Food and gastronomic delights

Getting in to Tasmania

Tasmania’s two major airports Hobart and Launceston have regular flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast and Adelaide.

Direct flights are also available from Melbourne to Burnie, Devonport, King and Flinders Island.

Domestic Airlines that service Tasmania are Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Rex Airlines.

By Sea

The Spirit of Tasmania has regular sailings from Melbourne to Devonport.

Airports

(Information from Discover Tasmania)

Hobart
20 min – 17 km from Hobart
By Taxi: $42-$59.
City Cabs 131008
By Skybus: From $19.50 (One way)
Visit the website

Launceston
15 min – 13 km from Launceston
By Taxi: $40-$50
Taxi Combined Services 13 2227

Devonport
10 min – 7km
By Taxi: From $25
Tel (03) 6424 1431

Wynyard – Burnie
500 m to Wynyard town centre
14 km to Burnie. Although this airport is within the city limits of Wynyard, it is officially known as Burnie Airport. Most locals refer to it as Wynyard Airport.
On Foot: Walk to the main street in Wynyard in 5 min.
By Road: To Burnie 18 km. To Smithton 68 km
By Taxi: To Burnie ~20 min.
Burnie/Wynyard Taxis (03) 6431 2199

King Island
6 km from Currie
No public transport on the island
Airport transfers or rental cars should be arranged prior to arrival.

Hobart Airport

Skybus Hobart Express services Hobart with frequent stops around the city area. You can pre-book your tickets here

Hobart Maxi Connect operate airport transfers not only around Hobart but statewide, including Kingston, Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula and east coast (Coles Bay).

Launceston Airport

The Airporter Shuttle Service meets all scheduled flights into Launceston Airport and drops off at or near selected hotels, motels, bed and breakfast accommodation and hostels in central Launceston as well as the University and Country Club Casino.

UBER

Uber is available in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.

Car Rental

Car rental is available in all cities and airports in Tasmania.

Good to know: You will need to book well in advance of your travel dates. Cars are limited and prices are higher than on the mainland.

Campervan

For the latest campervan deals click here.

Accommodation

We have created a Tasmania Accommodation Page for accommodation information and hotel reviews.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that travel insurance should be taken out once you start paying for airline tickets, tours, cruises, activities and accommodation.

Tasmania Weather

The best time to visit Tasmania is in the summer months between December and March.

Public Holidays Tasmania 2022

Holiday Date Holiday Type Area
New Year’s Day Holiday Monday, 3 January 2022 Public TAS Wide
Australia Day Wednesday, 26 January 2022 Public TAS Wide
Eight Hours Day Monday, 14 March 2022 Public TAS Wide
Good Friday Friday, 15 April 2022 Public TAS Wide
Easter Monday Monday, 18 April 2022 Public TAS Wide
Easter Tuesday (Public Service) Tuesday, 19 April 2022 Public TAS Wide
ANZAC Day Monday, 25 April 2022 Public TAS Wide
Queen’s Birthday Monday, 13 June 2022 Public TAS Wide
Recreation Day** Monday, 7 November 2022 Regional Northern Tasmania (except Oatlands and Swansea)
Christmas Day Sunday, 25 December 2022 Public TAS Wide
Boxing Day Monday, 26 December 2022 Public TAS Wide
Christmas Day Public Holiday Tuesday, 27 December 2022 Public TAS Wide

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