Getting Around in Tasmania

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Hitching

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Tasmania has a very warm and open community supportive of hitch-hikers. Wait times are not excessive and there is sufficient local and tourist traffic on most roads to provide you with exposure to both local Tasmanian culture (via your hosts - the drivers who pick you up) and other tourists stopping in at all the little sights along the way.

One or two hitch-hikers have gone missing over the years, so exercise the prudence and caution that hitch-hiking anywhere demands, but the greatest risk you are likely to face along the way is that of road accidents (objective more..

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By Bus

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For those without a car of their own, the source of public transport is a bus. Within the major towns there are public bus services that are sufficient for most tourist needs. Between towns there are two major coach services, Tasmanian Redline Coaches and TWT Tassielink. You can use these services to travel the major highways, and where a particular hike leaves from the highway, the driver will know the stop to let you off. If you give an indication of when you plan to finish your walk, the bus will even stop to pick you up as well!

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By Bike

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For the energeticly inclined, Tasmania is small enough to be accessible by bike tours. The East Coast highway is a particularly delightful route, with many towns, national parks and secluded beaches to delight the tourist. One note, Tasmania is NOT flat, so people planning a cycling tour should be those who enjoy the exertion of a spirited ascent.

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By Car

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Tasmania has no internal rail service to speak of, and it is too small to make air travel necessary, so movement is restricted to the road. The major population centres are Hobart in the South-East, Launceston in the North and the string of towns along the North-West coast, in particlular Devonport and Burnie. The main stretch between Launceston and Hobart is called the Midlands highway.

It is possible to follow other major roads along most of the coastline, from South East Cape up the entire East Coast, then across the North Coast and Down the West. Two points should more..

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By Plane

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For quick access to the most isolated areas of the state, plane travel is a simple, though possibly expensive, option. Regular flights travel to and from King Island and Flinders Island, departing from Launceston Devonport, provided by two local companies - Tasair and Par Avion.

The same two companies, Par Avion and Tasair, operate charter flights to the South-West from outside Hobart. These can be scenic flights, day trips, or one-way trips that let you start your hike from inside the World Heritage Area and walk out to civilisation. The cost more..

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Bus Services from (Launceston) to (Cradle Mountain Park)

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