DOMESTIC AIRLINE ARRIVALS
Hobart International Airport is serviced by four national carriers. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and TigerAir fly daily to Hobart from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.
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.
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, or Heritage Highway, becomes a southern experience at Oatlands. This is National Highway 1. 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 Tasmania’s most unique experiences. Not all hire-cars are covered by insurance on dirt roads so it is vital to check this detail with your hire-car company.
If you feel like living it up, you can also fly from elsewhere in Tasmania to many places in the south. Par Avion operates from Cambridge Airport and is available for charter, Tasmanian Air Adventures operate a sea-plane out of Hobart’s waterfront and can land in many of Tasmania’s beautiful waterways and RotorLift Helicopter are based at Hobart Airport and offer charter flights.
WEATHER IN TASMANIA
The average minimum temperature is 6°C and average maximum temperate is 15°C in Hobart in September.