Tasmania on the cheap!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thanks to the Australian Government the cost of traveling to Tasmania by vehicle ferry is now even cheaper!

In the recent Federal Budget, the Government increased the rebate on the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalistation Scheme. This has led to fares being slashed by up to 30%.

Tasmania (the somewhat forgotten State) is truly beautiful and offers something for everyone. Reaching the island by ferry allows visitors the chance to travel with a vehicle and experience more than just Hobart and Launceston. Those without sea legs should avoid Dec/Jan travel, as the king tide causes rough seas increasing the chance of sea sickness (I speak from experience!)

The Sea of Tasmania now only operates out of Melbourne. More information can be found on their website http://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/