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
- 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.
The Spirit of Tasmania has regular sailings from Melbourne to Devonport.
(Information from Discover Tasmania)
20 min – 17 km from Hobart
By Taxi: $42-$59.
City Cabs 131008
By Skybus: From $19.50 (One way)
Visit the website
15 min – 13 km from Launceston
By Taxi: $40-$50
Taxi Combined Services 13 2227
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
6 km from Currie
No public transport on the island
Airport transfers or rental cars should be arranged prior to arrival.
Hobart Maxi Connect operate airport transfers not only around Hobart but statewide, including Kingston, Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula and east coast (Coles Bay).
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 is available in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.
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.
For the latest campervan deals click here.
We have created a Tasmania Accommodation Page for accommodation information and hotel reviews.
We recommend that travel insurance should be taken out once you start paying for airline tickets, tours, cruises, activities and accommodation.
The best time to visit Tasmania is in the summer months between December and March.
Public Holidays Tasmania 2023
|New Year’s Day Holiday||Sun 1 January||Public||TAS Wide|
|Australia Day||Thur 26 January||Public||TAS Wide|
|Eight Hours Day||Mon 13 March||Public||TAS Wide|
|Good Friday||Fri 7 April||Public||TAS Wide|
|Easter Monday||Mon 10 April||Public||TAS Wide|
|Easter Tuesday (Public Service)||Tue 11 April||Public||TAS Wide|
|ANZAC Day||Tue 25 April||Public||TAS Wide|
|Queen’s Birthday||Mon 12 June||Public||TAS Wide|
|Recreation Day**||Mon 6 November||Regional||Northern Tasmania (except Oatlands and Swansea)|
|Christmas Day||Mon 25 December||Public||TAS Wide|
|Boxing Day||Tue 26 December||Public||TAS Wide|