Tasmania is an island that looks like it’s fallen off the south-east coast of Australia.
Its landscape is near-mythical – think moody mountains, bleak wilderness, a rugged coastline and wildlife-only islands.
Meanwhile, its centuries-old cities are completely underrated. That includes the southerly island capital, Hobart, which stacks up a picturesque harbour and a year-long line-up of festivals.
Intrigued? You can hop on a 4-hour-long flight from Gold Coast Airport. It includes a quick pit stop in Sydney.
Journey times start at 4 hours for Hobart, including a stopover. Launceston is around 6 hours away and Devonport is between 7 and 9 hours away from the Gold Coast, depending on which route you choose.
Other Tasmanian towns will have slightly longer flight times, as they’ll include more stopovers.
Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia.
There are loads of different routes, with around 30 flights from the Gold Coast to Tasmania departing a day.
You’ll start at Gold Coast Airport.
Tasmania offers a choice of airports, from Hobart International Airport in the south to King Island Airport in the north.
There aren’t any direct flights from the Gold Coast to Tasmania. The cheapest indirect route often aims for the island capital, Hobart.
Most people booking a flight from the Gold Coast to Tasmania want to dive straight into its immense wild backcountry.
In the south, Moody Mount Washington watches over Hobart, historic Launceston is the gateway to the dramatic Cataract Gorge, and Port Arthur offers an eerie look into Tasmania’s penal colony past, as well as views of the ragged Tasman Peninsula.
Then you’ve got the north coast. Devonport welcomes ferries – and backpackers – from Melbourne, while the islands host colonies of tiny Tasmanian penguins.
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