To experience some of the unspoiled islands off Tasmania’s coast, an alternate to flying is to climb onboard one of the ferries that operate to and from the mainland.
There is so much to explore and some of Tasmania’s best attractions are just a short distance off the coast.
Camp at the idyllic Maria Island, discover the striking Lake St Claire, and view the abundance of wildlife on Bruny Island including penguins and shearwaters at Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.
Spirit of Tasmania – Operates between Station Pier in Port Melbourne and Devonport on Tasmania’s north coast.
Devonport terminal Address: The Esplanade, East
Melbourne terminal Address: Station Pier, Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne
P: 1800 634 906
Maria Island Ferry – Departs from Triabunna Wharf.
Address: Triabunna Jetty, The Esplanade, Triabunna
P: 0419 74 6668
Bruny Island Ferry – Departs from Kettering to Bruny Island.
Address: 4 Hornby Road, Glenorchy
P: 03 6272 2322
Ida Clair to the Overland Track – Departs from Cynthia Bay at the southern end of Lake St Clair to Narcissus Point at the other end of the Overland Track.
P: 03 6289 1137
Flinders Island cargo/barge service – This service ferry operates from Bridport Tasmania to Lady Barron.