How to get here
As Australia's island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only.
Tasmania has 4 commercial airports – Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie/Wynyard.
Hobart and Launceston airports have direct flights to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, with Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar;
Direct flights are also available from Melbourne to Burnie/Wynyard airport via Regional Express and Free Spirit Airlines, and Devonport via Qantaslink;
Alternatively many visitors travel to Tasmania from Melbourne by sea on the Spirits of Tasmania passenger vessels. Departing from Melbourne and arriving in Devonport about 9 hours later, travelling by sea allows you to bring your own car and make the most of Tasmania's touring potential.
The Spirits of Tasmania travel twice daily from Melbourne to Devonport.
How to get around
Hire cars are available at all airports and in major cities and towns. Companies include Hertz, Thrifty, Avis and Budget and Europcar.
There are no passenger trains, and other forms of public transport such as buses are not widely available outside the major metropolitan areas, so it is advisable to arrange your own transport if you plan to venture outside the cities.
Redline Coaches www.tasredline.com.au/ and Metro Tasmania www.metrotas.com.au/ are the two major bus lines in Tasmania. Regular services operate between major population centres and within the towns, however if you plan to venture off the beaten track on your trip it is advisable to hire your own car, as the routes are limited.
Where to stay
Wynyard & Surrounds
The race will conclude in Wynyard, so you may want to book something close to the finish line for the Saturday and Sunday nights. There will also be a bus transfer from Wynyard to Stanley on the morning of the race for competitors if you wish to stay in Wynyard the Friday night prior to the race.
Accommodation options include hotel and motel rooms, luxury self-contained houses and apartments, bed and breakfast and cabin and camping grounds.
For information contact:
Wonders of Wynyard Visitor Information Centre
Phone: (03) 6443 8330 (international +613 6443 8330)
Or check out www.visitwaratahwynyard.com.au
Stanley & Surrounds
The race will start atop the iconic landform known as The Nut, in Stanley. Start time will be 6am, so you may wish to stay the Friday night prior to race start in Stanley.
Accommodation options in Stanley include self-contained cottages, standard and luxury motel-style rooms, and a caravan, cabin and camping ground.
Stanley Visitor Information Centre
Phone: 1300 138 229 (International phone +61 3 6458 1330)
Competitors may also choose to stay in the City of Burnie - which is a 20 minute drive East of Wynyard. There is a wide variety of accommodation available, including Wellers Inn - a great supporter of our event.