Travel To and Around Tasmania

Coming To Tasmania

Because it is an island, Tasmania is the only state of Australia that cannot be reached by road, unless of course you take the car ferry from Melbourne to the north coastal Tasmanian port of Devonport. This is a popular option for mainlanders - one needs a motor vehicle for extensive touring Tasmania, as public transport options are limited.

Getting Around Tasmania

As there are no passenger train services operating in any part of Tasmania, the main forms of transport are self drive motor vehicles, organised tours and bus and coaches.

Visitor Information

Some important things about Tasmania and Australia that overseas visitors need to know to help them plan a trip. We give with advice and tips to help make your visit enjoyable and incident free.

Four Wheel Driving

Though Tasmania doesn't have outback desert areas like those on the mainland, it has plenty of unsealed roads, mountain tracks, isolated beaches and other off-road driving experiences for everyone from the casual offroader to the die-hard 4-wheel driver to enjoy.

Best Time To Go

More than anywhere else in Australia, Tasmania enjoys four seasons, each with its own unique pleasures and appeal so there is no "best time" to visit. It all depends on what you want to see and experience.

Top Destinations

Tasmania's most well known peak - Cradle Mountain - forms part of the rugged highlands that dominate central Tasmania. Mountains, caves, waterfalls and lakes are among the spectacular natural wonders which conjure up mystical moods. It is a spiritual place and a region of rare and diverse beauty.


We review many tours in and around Tasmania, both state-wide and regional, that are the perfect solution for visitors who would rather sit back and relax while someone else does the driving.

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