What to know before you fly to Tasmania?

Tasmania is the place to go for a variety of experiences – 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. Soak up the sights, art and culture, and experience some of Tasmania’s most visited attractions including World Heritage Wilderness, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Hobart is the capital of this Australian Island state, with Hobart Airport the gateway to the rest of Tasmania.

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

Exploring Hobart is a great way to begin your Tasmanian holiday. From the waterfront to towering kunanyi (Mt Wellington), Hobart is a city with so much to explore. Start at the harbour’s edge, where travellers and locals alike are drawn to the historic waterfront and its array of cafes, restaurants, pubs and wine bars. Stretch your legs and take a bushwalk to get the best views of the city. Visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for a world-class cultural experience, or drop by in June for Dark MOFO to experience Hobart’s weird and wacky winter festival. Take a look at our Hobart travel guide for more ideas on what to see and do, how to get around, and where to stay.

Hobart is also the perfect place to base yourself if you’re day tripping to Bruny Island, Port Arthur, or Mount Field National Park. From delicious food to familiar stores, Hobart provides all the creature comforts you could want during a getaway in Tasmania.

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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