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Tasmania Ferries

The following ferry services are available in Tasmania.

Spirit of Tasmania

The Spirit of Tasmania transports visitors and their vehicle overnight between Port Melbourne and Devonport.

Hobart Ferry Service

In Hobart, the Emma Lisa departs from the Hobart waterfront to Bellerive on the eastern shore. Nearby is a water taxi service that runs up and down the Derwent River.

Cynthia Bay - Lake St Clair

The Ida Clair takes visitors from Cynthia Bay, at the the Lake's southern end, to Narcissus Point at the end of the Overland Track.

The Ida Clair also runs to Echo Point.

There is a summer and winter ferry timetable, and booking is essential.

Contact: (03) 6289 1137 for details. 

Maria Island ferry

During the summer there is a daily ferry service from Triabunna, approximately 90-minute drive from Hobart.

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania provides trailers to carry equipment to the campsites on Maria Island and the Penitentiary dormitories about one kilometre from the wharf. Bookings are essential.

Departure point: Triabunna Wharf

See the Maria Island Ferry & Eco Cruises website for bookings and timetable.

Bruny Island ferry

The car ferry to Bruny Island operates on a regular daily schedule from the wharf near the Bruny D'’Entrecasteaux Visitor Information Centre in Ferry Road, Kettering, a 35 minute drive south of Hobart.

The fare per car is around $25 return in the off-peak season and $30 return in the peak season.

Contact: (03) 6273 6725 for details.

Flinders Island cargo barge service

This service is primarily used by locals to move stock to and from the island.

See Furneaux Freight for more information.