The fastest way to get to Tasmania (and closest point of entry to North East Tasmania!) is Launceston Airport.
Twin ships sail in both directions from the Spirit of Tasmania terminals located at:
- The Esplanade in East Devonport, Tasmania; and
- Station Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria.
Please be aware, our roads can take longer to travel when compared to highways on mainland Australia!
Launceston Airport to Scottsdale - the heart of North East Tasmania - takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes to travel the most popular 69 km route.
But please note that the Tasman Highway between Launceston and Scottsdale (A3) has some tight corners. You may prefer to travel via Lilydale on the B81, especially if you're driving a campervan or towing a trailer. This alternative route should only take an extra few minutes.
If you arrive in Tasmania via Hobart or Devonport, you will need to allow extra travel time!
From Hobart you can drive up the Midlands Highway to Launceston, and then on into North East Tasmania.
Or take the scenic route! Travel up the stunning east coast, to access North East Tasmania via St Helens.
From Devonport you can similarly travel to North East Tasmania via Launceston.
Or stick to the north coast, cross the Batman Bridge over the Tamar River (B73), and get onto the lovely straight Bridport Road (B82) to enter our region via the popular seaside destination of Bridport.
While elsewhere in Tasmania people are tucking up by the fire and going into winter hibernation, North East Tasmania comes alive to celebrate and showcase local arts and crafts annually on the June long weekend.Discover more... + MAP