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1. Posted by hendrix147 (Full Member 44 posts) 11y

hi
We land in melbourne in early sept 05 on our rtw trip, were in aus for 7 months and really want to go to tasmania, iam presuming that melbourne would be the best place to go from. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to get there taking a limited budget into account.
thanks:)

2. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

hey,

there are two ways of getting to tasmania- by sea or by air. if you want to fly check out qantas, virgin blue and jetstar. i'm not really sure of the pricing. most flights would probably land in hobart, but some may land at launceston and possibly (less likely) devonport.

if you have a car, you can take a ferry from melbourne to devenport- i'm fairly sure there is an overnight service aswell if you don't want to lose too much day-time travelling time. there is at least one company i know- spirit of tasmania but there may be others by now.

cheers,

3. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

i just found this good website- there is a good section on transport.

http://www.pacificislandtravel.com/australia/tasmania/tas_intro.asp

hope it helps!

4. Posted by hendrix147 (Full Member 44 posts) 11y

thanks soliqa
i will check that out
:)