Travel by ferry to Tasmania! Travelling to Tasmania couldn't be more relaxed than by ferry. This way you start your Tasmania holiday rested and without stress.
The classic ferry route to Tasmania starts in Melbourne and ends about ten hours later in the port of Devonport. If you decide to travel by night, you will be in Tasmania in time for breakfast.
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Travel guide Tasmania
Holiday in Tasmania
At the other end of the world, a true natural paradise awaits travellers. Tropical rainforests, snow-covered mountain peaks and dreamlike beaches characterize the picture here. In the capital Hobart, holidays can be spent pleasantly accompanied by culture, art and culinary delights. The former penal colony now delights with extensive national parks that cover about half of the island. Most prominent residents here: Koala, kangaroo and Tasmanian devil.
TOP excursion destinations in Tasmania
Tasmania’s capital Hobart delights its guests with stylish historic architecture in the city centre. Worth seeing are the St. David’s Cathedral or the Tasmania Museum, which gives an insight into the history of the city and the culture of the Aborigines. A stroll through the city takes you to Salamanca Place with its popular Saturday market and to Old Hobarts Gaol, which invites you on an exciting journey into a dark past.
One of the most visited sights in Tasmania is the former Port Arthur prison. A visit to the ruins is a reminder of the time when, between 1803 and 1853, some 75,000 prisoners from Britain were deported to Tasmania to spend a life away from home behind prison walls.
A visit to the Bay of Fires promises colourful moments. It stretches for 50 kilometres and fascinates with white sand, turquoise water and granite rocks covered with orange lichen.
In Tasman National Park, coastal paths lead to stunning rock formations such as the Blow Hole, Tasman Arch and Remarkable Caves. In the park, waterfalls tumble thunderously into the depths, and the park’s inhabitants include wombats, Tasmanian devils, elephant seals and dolphins.
A pleasant walk takes you through ferns and rainforest to Liffey Falls. They begin at an altitude of 514 meters and descend over moss-covered cascades.
Entry to Tasmania is only possible for German citizens with a passport and children’s passport. There is also a visa requirement. The visa must be applied for in advance, it cannot be issued on entry. It should be noted that all travel documents must be valid for the entire duration of the stay.
Alternative travel options
As an alternative to the ferry, it is also possible to travel by plane. From Germany, there are usually three stopovers and at least 26 hours of flight time before the plane lands in the capital Hobart.