Getting Here

By Car

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Hire cars are available in St Helens at the United Service Station

By air

St Helens boasts it’s own airstrip that is suitable for small aircraft. The flight over the Bay of Fires and Georges Bay provides a breathtaking view that can only be apprciated from the air. Of course, if you do not have your own aircraft, there are several airports that have regular commercial arrivals and departures: Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie. The terminals house car rental companies, cafĂ© and bar facilities as well as the airline service and baggage counters.

Hobart is serviced by regular flights of both Qantas Link, Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger airlines. Hobart airport is about 15 km from the city centre. To reach the city you can travel by taxi or by private transport. The trip takes around 15 minutes. Launceston Airport is about 20 km from the city centre. It has regular jet services to mainland capitals by Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger. There is a regular shuttle bus and a taxi to the city.

Devonport and Burnie offer smaller airports with regular turboprop services to the mainland. A shuttle bus operates and taxis are available at both airports.

By sea

There has been a boom in the number of visitors who want to combine their exploration of Tasmania with the romance and adventure of a sea voyage. We have two of these vessels operating between Melbourne and Devonport. These ships operate both a day and night crossing, in peak holiday times.

Devonport is the ideal starting place for your Tasmanian adventure as it allows you to complete a round trip of the state before embarking for your return journey.

By Bus

Calows Coaches

Calows Coaches service the East Coast from all major centres in Tasmania daily through their networked links. Refer to their website for current timetables and bookings