Ferry services are available to help you get around Tasmania.
Cynthia Bay - Lake St Clair
The Ida Clair takes visitors from Cynthia Bay, at the Lake's southern end, to Narcissus Point at the end of the Overland Track. The ferry also runs to Echo Point. There is a summer and winter ferry timetable, and booking is essential.
Contact: (03) 6289 1137 for details.
Coles Bay - Freycinet National Park
Freycinet Aqua Taxi runs water transportation services in Freycinet National Park, departing from Coles Bay. Scheduled sailings depart daily and are a popular way to experience Freycinet’s walking tracks.
See Freycinet Aqua Taxi for more information.
Maria Island Ferry
There is a daily ferry service from Triabunna, around a 90 minute drive (86km) from Hobart. The island is a 30-minute trip across the Mercury Passage to Darlington Bay. The departure point is Triabunna Wharf.
Parks and Wildlife Tasmania provides trailers (requiring human 'horsepower') to carry equipment to the campsites on Maria Island and the Penitentiary dormitories about one km from the wharf. Bookings are essential.
For bookings and timetable see the Encounter Maria Island website.
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. For the ferry timetable see Bruny Island Ferry
Contact: (03) 6273 6725 for details.
Flinders Island cargo barge service
This service is primarily utilised by locals to move stock to and from the island.
See Furneaux Freight for more information.