Getting Here

If you are coming on your own boat, and you have not reserved a berth at the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival, there are still opportunities to stay at well-equipped marinas at Prince of Wales Bay, Kettering, Margate and Kermandie.  National airlines including Qantas, Qantas Link Regional, Jetstar, Virgin and Tiger Airlines lay on extra flights to cater for peak period demand. We are just one hour from Melbourne and two hours from Sydney, so getting here by air is not hard, but you will need to book early to get the best prices. Hobart airport is just 15 minutes from the city and regular coach and taxi services meet every flight. Sprit of Tasmania operates two sailings from Melbourne daily in peak season, making it possible to bring your car, caravan, boat and trailer with you if you like. Space for boats on trailers is limited on all services, so early booking is a must.

Once you’re in Tasmania, make the trip worth it by exploring our unique seascapes and maritime heritage in thriving centres like Devonport, Strahan and Franklin. Franklin is a centre of wooden boat enthusiasm just 40 minutes south of Hobart. To pick a really exciting way to get to Hobart or home again, consider booking a passage on one of the magnificent Tall Ships sailing from Sydney or Melbourne in time to join the Parade of Sail.

There’s a wide range of options and good advice at Discover Tasmania and you can make bookings for the Spirit of Tasmania online.