Which Tasmania town
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When you go to the island, which Tasmania town should you choose to arrive in?

By Air or By Ship?

First of all, how important is it for you to get there in a particular way?

Let me put it another way.

Are you quite decided that you will fly there? Or, are you pretty certain that you will travel there on the Spirit of Tasmania?

Need some help working that out?

Traveling on the Spirit of Tasmania

Let's say that you have decided you are going on the Spirit of Tasmania. Well that would settle the question of which town you'd be arriving in. The Spirit of Tasmania only goes to Devonport, in Tasmania.

Flying to Tasmania

Flying in, are you? OK, now we have a number of towns to choose from. So which Tasmania town to arrive in first?


Never been to Tasmania? I would recommend starting your holiday in Hobart, Tasmania's, enchanting capital city.

There are so many amazing places to visit in Hobart. Be certain to visit all the ones that interest you. Even if you are only spending a few hours in Hobart.

Make sure to drop by the Visitor Centre and pick up lots of handy information to help you plan your holiday.

Hobart's also a good starting place because it's close to many of the top Tasmania attractions.

Do you need to buy certain important travel items? While in Hobart, make sure you get them. You don't want to find yourself in a remote part of Tasmania late at night and suddenly discover you're in need of snacks. Or it could be something more important - like insect repellant.


Arriving into Launceston is also a great option. The capital of northern Tasmania, it is another amazing city with many outstanding attractions.

As with Hobart, make sure to go to the Visitor Centre. And again, this is a good place to stock up on important items (if needed) before going on to your next destination.


Why not choose to fly in to this vibrant city, located on the north coast? You can watch the comings and goings of the Spirit of Tasmania. And there are lots of other interesting things to do, as mentioned above.

Burnie and King Island

Depending on where you are flying in from, you can opt to arrive in Burnie or King Island.

Perhaps you have a special reason to visit Burnie? Not that you need one. Burnie's inspiring history shows that any time is a good time to make a change for the better.

Why not arrive on King Island? Maybe you are a King Island cheese lover. Or you may be interested in the great activities available on the island - like scenic flights, penguin tours and fishing. Or you might just want to check out the beaches. That would be good enough reason for me to fly there!


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