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Welcome to Bushwalk Tasmania

A Comprehensive Guide to Bushwalking Tasmania
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Tasmania lies south of the 40th line of latitude, in the path of the world's cleanest winds. The island is separated from mainland Australia by Bass Strait, being a 240 kilometre-widestretch of challenging water. Tasmania is Australia's smallest state, roughly the size of the Republic of Ireland and twice the size of Switzerland.

Bass Strait is the sea-road to Tasmania. The route is operated by the TT-Line, with the passenger / vehicle ferry Spirit Of Tasmania. This vessels offer an overnight and day service from Melbourne to Devonport seven days a week, year round, with additional services in peak periods. The Spirit of Tasmania travels Bass Strait year round, between Station Pier in Port Melbourne and Devonport on Tasmania’s north coast.

Onboard accommodation includes airline-style seating and private cabins, with both accommodation options varying in price but prroviding comfort for the traveller. All cabins have private facilities, air-conditioning and 220-volt power socket.

As a vehicle / passenger ferry, you are able to bring your car, caravan, campervan, motorcycle or bicycle.

For those traveling by air, Virgin Blue, Qantas, Tiger Airlines and Jetstar operate frequent services to Tasmania, with flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane to Launceston, Devonport, Burnie/ / Wynyard and Hobart. Regional Express operate services to Burnie and King Island. King Island Airlines and TasAir also operate services to King Island. Island Airlines Tasmania operate services to Flinders Island.

Jetstar operates low-cost services from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane direct to Hobart and Launceston, and from Adelaide direct to Hobart. Jetstar is the low-cost airline of Qantas.

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Virgin Blue is a budget airline providing daily services to and from Hobart and Launceston.The company flies to all Australian States and Territories.

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Qantas flies daily into Hobart from Melbourne and Sydney, and daily into Launceston from Melbourne. Qantas subsidiary Qantaslink flies into Devonport.

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Regional Express (REX) operates daily services from Melbourne to Burnie and King Island.

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Tiger Airways is a low-cost airline providing daily flights into and from Launceston and Hobart.  The company’s majority owner/operator is Singapore Airlines.

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Tasair is Tasmanian-based and operates commuter services between Hobart and Burnie (Wynyard), Devonport and King Island.  The company’s fleet comprises Piper Chieftains and Aero Commanders.

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Airlines of Tasmania operates airline and charter service throughout Tasmania and Australia. The airline provides essential services to remote destinations such as Flinders Island, Cape Barren Island and Tasmania’s west coast.

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King Island Airlines flies into King Island from Moorabbin (Victoria).

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  • Be prepared for any weather conditions when bushwalking in Tasmania
  • Even if only going on a short walk, be prepared!
  • Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back
  • Always register in National Parks where required
  • Carry enough food and water
  • WEATHER Tasmania has a similar climate to southern Australia, with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. However, climate in Tasmania is more variable and more changeable, with some areas (eg Hobart) receiving considerably less rainfall than others.

    Most of the rainfall in Tasmania falls on the West Coast and snow above 1,000m (3,280ft) in July and August is common. It rarely snows in the major population areas of Tasmania.

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    The information provided on this site is intended to be used as a guide only, and is not intended to be an authoratative source of information. Always be well prepared when bushwalking in Tasmania