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Australia of course is reached by air really, cruises are expensive (and time consuming if you want to see Australia!)

Travel to Tasmania from interstate is by either sea or air. A weekly airline service also links New Zealand and Hobart. The TT-line Bass Strait passenger ferry Spirit of Tasmania (pic) offers an overnight service from Melbourne to Devonport, and a catameran ferry service between Georgetown and Victoria in the peak season. Flights leave all the Eastern Australian capitals and arrive in Wynyard, Burnie, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart, though if your booking in the UK, I know, it's not always easy to convince the travel agent of that, they often only list Hobart.
In Tasmania hire cars are the most popular form of transport for visitors because of the relatively short distances between the major cities and towns. Cars are available from all major centres but they advise bookings in Summer and school holidays (in June and September). Bike tours run on occassion, but these are usually run by bike clubs from out of the state. It is hilly in Tasmania but every year we have many tourists bike.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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