Cheap Flights to Tasmania

Cheap Flights to Tasmania

Known locally as "Tassie," Tasmania is located 150 miles across the Bass Strait from the southeastern coast of the Australian mainland. The island features white beaches, a dramatic landscape and cities boasting museums and heritage architecture. You can relax on sunny beaches, explore the pristine wilderness and immerse yourself in Tasmania's food and cultural scenes. Over 45 percent of the island features nature preserves, national parks or World Heritage sites. Whether you are a gourmand or an outdoor adventurer, cheap flights to Tasmania will satisfy your daring spirit.

Flights to Tasmania

Tasmania has several regional airports that handle flights from Australia. The two largest are located in Devonport and Launceston. Most domestic and international flights to Tasmania land at the larger Hobart International Airport (HBA), the major passenger terminal on the island. Located 11 miles northeast of Hobart, the airport has a multi-purpose terminal. In addition to major air carriers like Qantas and Virgin Australia, low-cost airlines provide cheap flights to Tasmania. These include Jetstar Airways and Tigerair. You can reach the Central Business District in Hobart by public transit bus, rental car and taxi. For travel to other areas around the island, use a rental car.

Attractions in Tasmania

Along with Georgian Colonial buildings, Hobart is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Maritime Museum and the Museum of Old and New Art. The island's history as a former penal colony is on display at the remnants of the Female Factory Historic Site and the numerous structures of the Port Arthur World Heritage Site. Landmarks in Launceston include the Woolmers farming estate and the Old Umbrella Shop. The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a scenic journey on a vintage train.

Part of Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay is one of the most photographed beaches in Tasmania. The 3 miles of flawless sand at Cloudy Bay plays host to the world's elite surfers during the Bruny Island Surf Classic. Beer Barrel Beach is a popular swath of sand and sparkling blue water located in northeastern Tasmania. Flights to Tasmania also afford the opportunity to explore the rugged countryside. Popular destinations include Cradle Mountain and Lake, Freycinet National Park and St. Clair National Park. You can view ancient volcanic craters, lush rain forests and majestic waterfalls. The coastline offers prime locations for diving, kayaking and sailing.

Travel Tips for Tasmania

Tasmania features a cool, temperate climate that produces four distinct seasons. While average summer highs are in the 70s, winter lows can dip into the 20s. Tasmania has over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually. Keep an eye on the forecast when attending outdoor celebrations like Taste of Tasmania festival in December, the North East Rivers Festival in October and the Cygnet Folk Festival every January. Marine sport enthusiasts will want to attend the festivities surrounding the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Be sure to sample Tasmania's highly regarded gastronomic delights, including the locally produced artisan cheeses and wines. The average price of a three-course meal for two is $75.

Flights to Tasmania

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