Travelling to Tasmania is considerably easier than you may think and certainly more so than one might imagine given that it is rightly regarded as one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers. In fact you may well find yourself in Tasmania in far less time than many other parts of mainland Australia, yet the contrast and diversity in landscapes and scenery, the abundance of wildlife so extraordinary and the pace of life so much more delightful that you may well think you have landed on another continent, even another century. Even Tasmanians consider themselves first and foremost Tasmanian, and then Australian!
Hobart and Launceston are the main points of entry and departure by air, via Melbourne or Sydney. To travel to Tasmania from Melbourne is just 45 minutes by plane, and from Sydney the journey is just slightly longer at about an hour and a half. Connections are easy, plentiful and simple to book with either Virgin Australia (www.virginaustralia.com) or Jetstar (www.jetstar.com) and with a little advance planning it need add very little extra to your journey or your budget. In fact once in Tasmania you will be able to see and do so much during your time on the island that a few days can seem to last a few weeks. While Tasmania has its fair share of luxury, and probably the finest food and wines in Australia, arguably the very best things to see and enjoy while travelling around Tasmania are entirely free and much of the accommodation has a self-catering option - so for those on a budget and a yen to explore cellar doors, fruit farms, oyster farms and other local producers, Tasmania is indeed a very good choice indeed.
Tasmanian Odyssey does not book international flights but we are very happy to refer you to one of our ATOL-bonded travel partners who will be more than happy to make the necessary arrangements on your behalf. For every other aspect of your holiday in Tasmania, there is simply no other travel company who knows it better.