What to know before you fly to Tasmania?

What to know before you fly to Tasmania

Tasmania is the place to go for a variety of adventures – from recharging in the wilderness, indulging in gastronomical delights, to taking in its rich heritage. Tasmania is covered in diverse and unspoiled national parks and reserves, with obscure wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. Hobart is the capital of this Australian Island state, and is a great place to start your Tasmanian adventure.

Best time to fly to Tasmania

The best time to visit Tasmania is between December and February, during Australia's summer season. These months offer the most comfortable temperatures for enjoying the island's abundant outdoor activities, although crowds may be at their largest at this time of the year.

Activities and Things to do in Tasmania

Spend a couple of days discovering elegant Launceston – one of Australia's oldest towns steeped in history and old world charm. It is Tasmania's second largest city and has undergone a bit of reinvention to become a premier destination for fine dining and leisure while retaining its heritage with colonial estates dating back over two centuries.

Launceston is also the gateway to wine country, Tamar Valley, named for the river snaking its way through the region. Slow-paced Tamar Valley is best experienced via road trip, taking your time to sample tasting plates at boutique vineyards and admire the breath-taking scenery.

Soak up the sights, art and culture, and experience some of Tasmania’s most visited attractions including the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Exploring Hobart is a great way to begin your Tasmanian holiday. It is also the perfect place to base yourself if you’re day tripping to Bruny Island, Port Arthur, or Mount Field National Park.

Health Considerations when flying to Hobart, Tasmania

Your health is always our priority here at Flight Centre. Speak to us about current health and safety considerations you’ll need to factor in when visiting Tasmania. You can also learn more about Tasmania’s COVID-19 updates here or view our Customer Support page for the latest developments.

Visa information for Tasmania, Australia

Most New Zealand citizens can visit Australia without applying for a tourist visa. NZ permanent residents need to apply for visas to Australia. Check the official COVID-19 website for any current travel restrictions.

Flight times to Hobart, Tasmania from Auckland

Flights from Auckland to Hobart Airport take on average four hours. Flight time back to New Zealand from Hobart is slightly shorter, at three and a half hours.

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