One of the most exciting Melbourne Cruises that you could possibly enjoy would have to be sailing through the heads of Port Phillip Bay and across the Bass Strait heading towards Devonport on the southern island of Tasmania, Australia.
This open ocean ferry will transport you, your family and if you want, your car, over to this magic island where you and your family can experience one of the best family holidays Australia has to offer.
Magic beaches, some of the earliest Australian history, exciting coastline discoveries, awe inspiring mountain views and some of the most amazing world class foods and wines to enjoy.
The ferry terminals are located at Station Pier, Melbourne - Port Melbourne at one end of the journey and across the Strait at Devonport in Tasmania at the other end.
The Spirit Of Tasmania
The New Spirit Of Tasmania 2015 Renovations
The Melbourne to Tasmania offers a range of fares and accommodation options and caters for all travelers. Fares are determined by several criteria.
The Spirit Docked At Station Pier Port Melbourne
What a great way to enjoy a unique Australian vacation by bringing along your very own vehicle and boarding this searoad transport ferry.
It is as simple as drive on board and then drive off into your Tasmanian adventure at the other end.
You can also transport your accommodation as well, perhaps your own RV or a hired one or tow your own caravan on board. Fares can be found on the official Spirit of Tasmania website here, https://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/sailing-fares
Check out the official website for easy step by step instructions on how to board your vehicle/s
The Spirit of Tasmania Ferry
If you prefer a cabin option the ship has 222 cabins providing a selection of options from Delux through to shared cabins. All have private bathroom facilities.
The comfortable ocean recliner Spirit of Tasmania provides is a low cost alternative. These recliners are situated in a private lounge surrounded by floor to ceiling panoramic windows.
These provide a cost effective way to travel across the Strait.
A unique day trips from Melbourne travel experience you and your family will never forget could be to purchase a Daytrip sailing ticket. You travel throughout the day leaving Melbourne early in the morning and arriving somewhere between 9 -11 hours later in Devenport that night.
For more information on the cost of this accommodation option just follow the link here, https://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/sailing-fares
So here you are sailing across Bass Strait off on your adventure to explore Tasmania.
Tasmania is world famous for its cheeses and wines and other amazing delicacies and the ship provides an amazing selection for you to enjoy. There are several on board ways to do this.
To pass the time away whist you are sailing the Spirit has 2 new Cinemas that have multiple screenings showing the latest in movies.
For the kids whilst you relax there is the fun games arcade, sure to keep the kids amused for several hours and is conveniently located near the Top Deck Lounge.
Your pet can travel very comfortably on board the ferry securely and comfortably housed in one of the ship's kennels. Fresh water is provided and ongoing and regular checks are made to make sure that it is comfortable.
For security reasons you are not allowed to visit during the journey.
Pets can travel On The Searoad Ferry
If driving then simply fill in your details and follow Google Maps directions.
Friends who are dropping you off have limited spaces to park their vehicles. Most of these metre parking so it may be advisable to say your good byes quickly.
Yarra Tram Route 109 At The Station Pier Stop
And of course there is the convenient Melbourne Taxi Service - if traveling in a group this makes for an economical way to reach the searoad ferry terminal.
For more extensive information, travel booking enquiries and anything else you want to know before you head on off on your Tasmania Holiday - or if you are coming over from Tasmania to explore the other states of Australia, visit the Spirit of Tasmania's website
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