Tasmania is a rugged island state separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait.
It really lives up to its centuries-old reputation for remoteness, serving up mountains, footprint-free beaches, rainforests and bleak wilderness. But it’s also got a lively cultural heart. There’s a year-long roster of festivals, from yacht races and foodie gatherings to wine tours and craft fairs.
It takes from 6 hours to fly from Perth to Tasmania, including a stopover in a city like Melbourne.
Flights can last between 6 and 30 hours – it all depends on the length of the stopover and which city you’d like to fly to. Journeys to Hobart, the island capital, tend to be shorter.
Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia.
Thanks to the choice of stopovers, you can take your pick from up to 30 Perth to Tasmania flights a day.
You’ll start from Perth Airport and probably fly via Melbourne Airport (AKA Tullamarine Airport).
You can aim for several destinations in Tasmania, from big airports like Hobart International Airport to tiny airfields like King Island Airport.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any direct flights from Perth to Tasmania at the moment.
Tasmania packs harbour cities, wilderness and heritage villages into a little island slung a few hundred kilometres off the Melbourne coast.
Most people book their Perth to Tasmania flights for Hobart. It’s the island capital, so expect museums, art galleries and a wealth of waterside bars and restaurants. Mount Wellington looms in the background – just a hint of the wild national parks within grabbing distance.
Other flights head for Launceston, one of the oldest colonial cities in Australia. Here, Victorian buildings practically knock shoulders with the gaping Cataract Gorge.
Got a backpack in tow? Try Devonport, a port city with A-plus hostels and beaches.
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