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Flight Deals to Tasmania from Sydney

There are numerous reasons to book flights from Sydney to Hobart and this is one of them.If you are searching for flight deals to Tasmania from Sydney, you are not alone. More than 14,000 flights a year arrive in the capital of Tasmania, which means nearly 40 flights land every day at Hobart’s airport. Qantas, Jetstar, Tas Air, Tiger Airways and Virgin Blue all transport visitors to and from Hobart, and the airport features short-term parking, bus service, taxis and car hire.

Hobart began its life as a penal colony in remote Van Diemen’s Land. Port Arthur, which is less than an hour from Hobart, is one of the area’s top tourist destinations. One of the Australian convict sites, this open-air museum features restored buildings, ghost tours and more. Sarah Island is another convict site where reoffenders were sent to live out their lives. The Convict Trail, which stretches between Hobart, Port Arthur and Richmond, meanders alongside the stunning coastline of the Tasman National Park to provide an in-depth look at the Tasmania of yesteryear.

Free settlers began arriving to farm the land around the Derwent River and exported their products, such as produce and wool, back to the British Empire. In 1856, Van Diemen’s Land officially became Tasmania, and the area began to develop more rapidly. Hobart itself is historically significant, and the city has restored many of the historic buildings that are clustered in the wharf area. Visitors can stroll past the Wharf Docks to watch the fishing boats coming in and going out or check out the weekend Salamanca market for fun and excitement.

The wild natural setting of Hobart also contributes to its charm. Although the city offers galleries, cultural attractions, theatres and shopping like other Australian capital cities, many people visit simply to experience the radiant beauty of Tasmania. Rainforests, wine country and Mount Wellington are all within a day’s distance of Hobart. The best time to visit Tasmania is in the summer months of December, January and February. Spring and fall are also quite pleasant, with cool temperatures, cultural festivals and lovely scenery. The winter months of June, July and August tend to be quite a bit chillier.

Flights to Hobart range from $108 from Melbourne to $1,250 from Alice Springs. Find your own best deal by entering in your intended travel dates and number of travellers at your favourite flight aggregator site. There is no magic formula for finding the best price, but purchasing at least three to four weeks in advance will generally net you the most competitive prices. Check the websites of the airlines directly, too, in order to take advantage of any available sales or specials. If you have a set price in mind, try a bid site, which allows you to bid auction-style on your tickets. Being flexible in your dates, times, airlines and even ticket classes may result in even lower prices.

PHOTO: Hobart harbour in Tasmania, Australia.

 

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