Spirit of Tasmania | Tourims Tasmania | Rick Eaves
Tasmania is small and perfect for driving holidays and day trips from your new home. Although it can take you longer to get to places than you imagine due to being mostly on secondary roads and wanting to fossick in each small town along your way or take photos of the amazing landscape.
Following are links and information on how to get to Tasmania and how to get around once you are here.
The Spirit of Tasmania is a large ferry that operates between Melbourne, Victoria and Devonport, Tasmania. You are also able to transport your vehicle and some pets on the Spirit. The trip duration is overnight, arriving at your destination in the early morning. In summer there are additional day sailings. There are actually two ships operating, the Spirit of Tasmania 1 and 2.
Driving in Tasmania is mostly on secondary roads rather than major highways or freeways, so mostly just one lane in each direction. Due to this and also the often hilly and windy roads, driving times can be a lot longer than what you might estimate by just looking at the distance between two places. This link takes you through to the Discover Tasmania and a table of driving times and distances for common journeys in Tasmania.