As Australia's only island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only. Regular flights depart from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and fly direct to Hobart and Launceston. Direct flights are also available from Melbourne to Wynyard (Burnie), Devonport, King and Flinders Island.
Alternatively many visitors travel to Tasmania from Melbourne by sea on the Spirit of Tasmania.
Departing from Melbourne and arriving in Devonport, this has the added benefit of letting them bring their own car and make the most of Tasmania's touring potential.