As Australia's only island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only.
Regular flights depart from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth, and Brisbane and fly direct to Hobart and Launceston.
Direct flights are also available from Melbourne to Burnie, Devonport, King and Flinders Island.
Link Airways are also now operating direct flights from Canberra to Hobart.
Alternatively, many visitors travel to Tasmania from Melbourne by sea on the Spirit of Tasmania. The vessel departs from Melbourne and arrives in Devonport. This journey has the added benefit of letting you bring your own car and make the most of Tasmania's touring potential.