If your New Year’s resolution included a tree change, and you are sick of the rat race of the big cities, looking for someplace where the pace is a little more realistic, the air a little cleaner, the people friendly and the food second to none……look no further than Tasmania!
Like going overseas without needing a passport!!
Home to just 500,000 people, the island of Tasmania is as warm & friendly as it is beautiful. Its capital city, Hobart is a unique combination of the 19th and 21st centuries. The waterfront restaurants and studios of Tasmania’s largest city are housed in centuries-old converted warehouses that overlook a bustling harbour.
Drive anywhere in the island state and you can go from beach-lined coasts to World Heritage-listed mountain areas in just a few hours. Along the way, you'll pass welcoming farm-gate producers, cellar doors and restaurants specialising in local produce so fresh it's the envy of the culinary world.
As Australia's only island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only.
Regular flights depart from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and fly direct to Hobart and Launceston. Direct flights are also available from Melbourne to Wynyard (Burnie), Devonport, King and Flinders Island.
Spirit of Tasmania
Alternatively, many people travel to Tasmania from Melbourne by sea on the Spirit of Tasmania. Departing from Melbourne and arriving in Devonport, this is the perfect way to make the move.
Tasmania – the gem in Australia’s crown!