As you browse the site, add accommodation, tours, events and attractions to your personalised trip by clicking the heart icon. When you’re done, click the heart icon in the menu at the top of the website to view your wishlist.

Review your list, remove any items you no longer need, then select “View your itinerary” to see your trip on a map, or send it to a friend.

Getting Here & Getting Around

Coming by air or sea? Getting around by car, bus, boat, seaplane or helicopter? Getting here and getting around is an adventure, whatever you choose and you’ll find transport options to suit all budgets. For a list of Car Hire and Transportation suppliers in our Region, see below.

Getting there and getting around is half the fun! Start here to learn more about your transportation options to and around southern Tasmania.

Arrival by Air

Hobart International Airport is serviced by four national carriers. QantasVirgin AustraliaJetstar and Link Airways connect frequently to Hobart from various Australian cities.

Subject to boarder restrictions, Air New Zealand fly direct to Hobart from Auckland twice-weekly.

Airport Transfers

Taxi: There is a well-serviced taxi rank directly outside the airport that will take passengers into Hobart city. The trip will take around 20 minutes.
Rideshare: Uber is available at Hobart Airport. To request a ride, use the Uber app and meet your driver at the designated pick up area in the pick up/drop off lane. A rideshare access fee of $3.85 per trip applies to those using Uber services at Hobart Airport.
SkyBus: SkyBus provides fast and low cost airport transfers departing every 30 minutes daily – 7 days a week, all year round to the heart of Hobart City.

Arrival by Sea

Ferry Arrivals: Spirit of Tasmania operates twin passenger/vehicle ferries daily from Port Melbourne to Devonport in Tasmania’s north-west.  The comfort and familiarity of your own vehicle is a great way to explore the pleasures of southern Tasmania and it takes around three and half hours to drive straight to Hobart from Devonport.

International Vessel Arrivals: Subject to current border restrictions, for those arriving internationally by private vessel, Hobart is an official Port of Entry and visitors must notify Customs and Border Protection of within 90 days of arrival of their intention to visit.  Information can be found on the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service website. Anyone who is not an Australian citizen needs a valid visa/Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter and spend time in Australia.

For more information on Australian visa requirements, please contact an Australian Mission overseas or visit the Department of Home Affairs website: immi.homeaffairs.gov.au.

Coming from elsewhere in Tasmania

Southern Tasmania can be accessed by a number of key roads.  From the west coast, the Lyell Highway (A10) passes Lake St Clair and goes through Derwent Bridge.  Once you are in Derwent Bridge, technically that’s southern Tasmania.  From northern Tasmania, (Launceston, etc.) your journey south on the Midlands Highway (National Highway 1), or Heritage Highway, becomes a southern experience at Oatlands.  From the east, the drive from Orford to Sorell on the Tasman Highway (A3) plunges into the south just past tiny Buckland.

There are other ways to make your way south, such as around the Great Lake in the Central Highlands and on many of the dirt roads that reveal some of our most unique experiences.  Not all hire cars are covered by insurance on dirt roads so it is vital to check this detail with your car hire company.

For more information on Road Safety in Tasmania, visit this website. 

If you feel like living it up, you can also fly from elsewhere in Tasmania to many places in the south.  Par Avion and operates from Cambridge Airport and Tasmanian Air Tours are available for charter.

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