Tasmania the best reasons to visit.
Tasmania is known to be the most remote and clean World Heritage listed areas in Australia.
Tasmania is an island off the south coast of Australia's mainland. The food and wine are outstanding and the cities are small and easy to explore. Tasmania is perfect for a week long getaway.
Across the Tasman sea from Melbourne, you can access Tasmania by ferry from Melbourne or by direct flight. A flight to Tassie is usually the cheaper option. There are two airports on the island at Hobart and Launceston.
Hobart is the capital and most tours start and finish here. Be aware of this if you are flying into Launceston or getting the ferry which arrives in Devonport. The ferry is an 8 hour journey from Port Melbourne to Devonport. You can take cars or campers, go as a walk on passenger and have an air plane style seat or a cabin. Find out more about the Spirit of Tasmania ferry here.
Hobart is a really pretty city, set on a harbour with quaint buildings, cobbled streets, a fantastic street market and is famous for it’s fresh produce – it’s a foodie paradise! A highlight would be catching the ferry across to the world class and thought provoking Mona Museum.
Getting to Hobart from Launceston or Devonport can be a bit tricky, there is however a local bus, but it’s fairly infrequent. The most cost effective way to see Tassie is a fully guided tour.
It is possible to base yourself in Hobart and access may of the highlights on day trips. For example visiting Port Arthur Historic site. This is the best preserved convict site in Australia.