Where would we be without ferries?
As an extremely popular island destination south of mainland Australia, Tasmania relies on ferries more than most.
And fortunately the state also possesses an efficient and comprehensive system whereby visitors can cruise and reach spectacular scenery and well known locations by ferry.
The most significant route is between Port Melbourne and Devonport in Tasmania’s north, as it connects the two and represents an easy and adventurous alternative to air travel – it is also Australia’s only significant overnight ship journey.
With the Spirit of Tasmania ferries you and your vehicle are able to journey overnight in order to save time and accommodation costs. During peak time there are also daytime sailings.
Once you arrive in the beautiful state it is time to start exploring – there are historic ferries such as the Emma Lisa from Hobart waterfront to Bellerive on the eastern shore. Another ferry serves Bruny Island from a base at Kettering. Cruise upriver from the Waterfront as an enjoyable way to reach the MONA museum complex.
One of Tasmania’s most idyllic ferry journeys is from Cynthia Bay, at the southern edge of picturesque Lake St Clair, to Narcissus Point at the end of the renowned Overland Track.
There is a ferry punt across the Pieman River, near Corinna on the way to the awe inspiring Tarkine region.