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Tasmania is Australia's island state, consisting of an archipelago of over 330 islands. It is located 240 km south of the Australian mainland and it is approximately the size of Ireland or West Virginia. Even though some people refer to Tasmania as the 'edge of the world' or 'one of the world’s last remote wildernesses', it is in fact easily accessible.
Regular flights depart from Melbourne (less than 1 hour), Sydney (approx. 2 hours) and Brisbane (approx. 2 ½ hours) and fly direct to Tasmania's capital city of Hobart as well as Launceston. Direct flights are also available from Melbourne to Wynyard (Burnie), Devonport, King and Flinders Island.
Alternatively, visitors can travel to Tasmania from Melbourne by sea on the Spirit of Tasmania.
Tasmania has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March. Tasmania’s spring (September – November) is flush of flowers and new growth, while in summer (December - February), when temperatures and humidity on the Australian mainland can be very uncomfortable, Tasmania is at its best. Autumn (March – May) signals a discernible change to milder, clear days and is a great time to visit our National Parks and see the changing colours in the vegetation (which brings many photographers to the island). For many locals, this is their favourite season. Winter (June – August) brings shorter daylight hours, colder temperatures and snow on the higher peaks. It is perfect for brisk short walks or relaxing by a crackling log fire.
It is advised that visitors spend at least four days in Tasmania. This will only allow guests to get glimpse of what there is to see and experience. Some travellers, who like an in-depth experience, explore the state for up to six weeks. It is important gor guests to experience what makes Tasmania so special, which is its diverse natural environment, its endemic wildlife, engaging history, quirky arts scene and quality food & wine. In order to incorporate all these components and to create a meaningful experience for you, a timeframe of 7 to 21 days in Tasmania is desirable.
Tasmania is a state of Australia and hence the same visa regulations apply.