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Getting there & away


There are no direct international flights to/from Tasmania. Airlines flying between Tasmania and mainland Australia:

Jetstar (13 15 38; www.jetstar.com.au) Direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Hobart and Launceston.

Qantas (13 13 13; www.qantas.com.au) Direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Hobart, and from Melbourne to Launceston. QantaLink (the regional subsidiary) flies between Melbourne and Devonport.

Regional Express (REX; 13 17 13; www.regionalexpress.com.au) Flies from Melbourne to Burnie and King Island.

Virgin Blue (13 67 89; www.virginblue.com.au) Direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide to Hobart, and from Melbourne and Sydney to Launceston.

Regular domestic fares are available on Qantas, while Virgin Blue and Jetstar offer some bonza fares, usually (but not always) cheaper than Qantas.