Do I need a car in Tasmania?
Yes! The most popular, effective and convenient method of individuals and families that tour Tasmania is to bring your own car on the Spirit of Tasmania or hire a vehicle when you arrive.
Where should I stay?
The Cradle Coast region offers a variety of accommodation options within easy travelling distance to Mersey Yacht Club. Accommodation ranges from hotels and motels, bed & breakfast, self-catering, backpackers and hostels and numerous caravan and camping options. Call the Devonport Visitor Information Centre for more info.
Phone: 03 6424 4466
Email: [email protected]
How to get to Devonport.
If you are coming from interstate you can fly QantasLink into Devonport or Regional Express into Burnie airports direct from Melbourne Airport. Both flights are just over an hour. Alternatively you can board the Spirit of Tasmania in Port Melbourne and arrive in Devonport nine hours later. Hire cars are readily available in Devonport and Burnie. Sharp Airlines flies daily from Tasmania to King Island. Regional Express Airlines services the island daily from Tullamarine. You can also fly into Launceston from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Getting around Tasmania
With incredible roads that hug the scenic coastline, travelling from your accommodation to the venue is part of the fun. Please click here for travelling times between locations.
If you wish to extend your stay and travel around Tasmania do not underestimate the time it takes to have a good look around, do some walks, enjoy some local food and take in the scenic views.
Tasmania has some of the world’s strictest quarantine regulations. There are restrictions on bringing fruit, vegetables, seeds, plants, flowers, fish, birds, animals plus other items into Tasmania. On the other hand there are quite a lot of items you can take with you when you leave, such as meats, seafood, flowers and fruit but it depends on which state you are travelling to. Check the Department of Primary Industries and Water website for a list of items you can bring in and take out.
Tel: (03) 6233 3352 or 1800 084 881 or visit www.dpiw.tas.gov.au
Bush Walking & Hiking
Visitors planning a day walk, or overnight hike, are strongly advised to let a reliable person know of your planned walk or hike and your estimated time and date of return, and to ring that person immediately on your return. Visitors are also advised to register their walk or hike in a registration book if available. Please note: these books are not checked unless a person is reported missing. All walkers are advised to carry plenty of water, food, SPF 30+ sunscreen and first aid supplies. Suitable warm clothing should be carried at all times as weather conditions can change suddenly and dramatically. All walkers at Cradle Mountain must be prepared for changeable weather, including rain, wind, snow and heat at any time of year.