Cheap flights to Tasmania

A part of the Commonwealth of Australia, Tasmania or Tas, and colloquially Tassie, is located 240 kilometres or 150 miles south of mainland Australian, separated by Bass Strait. The state was named Anthony van Diemen’s Land, shortened to Van Diemen’s Land, then was officially renamed in honour of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman; it was sometimes referred to as ‘Dervon’. The main island of Tasmania does not have a name but is often referred to as the ‘Tasmanian mainland’ and is surrounded by approximately 334 islands, namely Albatross Island, Boomer Island, King Island, Macquarie Island, Swainson Island Group, Rodondo Island, The Lanterns, Waterhouse Island, and Wedge Island, to name a few. Tasmania records max temperature average of 20 degrees Celsius or 68 degrees Fahrenheit to 24 degrees Celsius or 75 degrees Fahrenheit around Launceston. Sea temperatures record an average maximum of 21 degrees Celsius or 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The island state experiences heat waves in which temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit. During the colder months, temperatures are at around 12 degrees Celsius or 54 degrees Fahrenheit, to around 3 degrees Celsius or 37 degrees Fahrenheit. The highest and lowest annual temperatures recorded for Tasmania is 42.2 degrees Celsius or 108 degrees Fahrenheit, and -13.0 degrees Celsius or 8.6 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively.


What to see & do

The sights within Tasmania include Salamanca Place, MONA, Mt Wellington, The Waterfront, Port Arthur Historic Site, Freycinet National Park, Battery Point, Cataract Gorge, South Bruny National Park, Mt William National Park, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Museum, Maria Island, Moorilla Estate, Makers Workshop, Tahune Forest Airwalk, The Nut, Mole Creek Karst, Hastings Caves, Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay, along with Bay of Fires, among others. Places within Tasmania include Devonport and The Northwest, Hobart, East Coast of Tasmania, Launceston, Cradle Country, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur, Coles Bay, Tamar Valley, and Richmond, among others.  The wildlife to be found within Tasmania includes Kangaroos, Wallabies, Pademelons, Wombats, Ringtail and Bushtail Possums. Other wildlife to be found also includes Echidnas, Bandicoots, Potoroos, Platypus, Eastern and Spotted-tail Quolls, and Tasmanian Devils. 


How to get around within Tasmania

Options for moving around in Tasmania include going by bus, train, car, along with bicycle and plane. When in Tasmania, the bus is an option for getting around, although it is recommended to study the bus timetable and to do more planning since bus serves are quite infrequent. The major companies that provide bus services within Tasmania are Redline Tasmania, and Tassielink. While the local bus networks in main population centres are provided for by Metro Tasmania and Merseylink. Technically, it is impossible to travel throughout Tasmania by train, as the area has no public passenger trains, although the West Coast Wilderness Railway, a tourist train, runs between Strahan and Queenstown. Driving in Tasmania has been proven the most convenient way to see what the area has in store. The state uses an alphanumeric system for road references, with most, if not all, of its roads generally well-marked with references and destinations. 


How to get there

Getting into Tasmania can be done via Hobart International Airport. The airport is located in Cambridge, around 17 kilometres or 11 miles northeast of Hobart. The airport is the major passenger airport in Tasmania; it operates flights into and out of destinations such as Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Wilkins Runway, among others, via Australian Air Express, Jetstar Airways, QantasLink operated by Cobham Aviation Services Australia, Skytraders, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin Australia.

Flights to Tasmania

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