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Spirit of Tasmania

Opens in 15 min: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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A right of passage

I came to Tasmania with my car and some belongings on board what we in Tassie affectionately call... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penguin, Australia
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This was the beginning of a planned holiday in the island state. The trip surprised us as the last... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“return trip”(128 reviews)
“deluxe cabin”(72 reviews)
“both ways”(90 reviews)
Spirit of Tasmania is one of Australia’s most iconic travel experiences, operating sailings across Bass Strait between Melbourne and Devonport on Tasmania’s north coast. Spirit of Tasmania provides travellers with flexibility and convenience when...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
+61 1800 634 906
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Reviewed today via mobile

I have for the first time decided to travel on the 9pm departure on the spirit of Tasmania, well they are right, it is a spirit because we can’t see it, nearly 7.30pm and it still has not arrived, queues a mile long. Would cost...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 838paulineg
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the beginning of a planned holiday in the island state. The trip surprised us as the last time we had been on this trip was 20 years ago. Big difference I can tell you, lots of good coffee on board, great sleeping quarters,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Juliemta18
Reviewed 4 days ago

The service was really great and I hope to travel on it again to move back to Tasmania. The shared cabins are a life saver as it gets to you rested to your destination

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tamani N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Recently I traveled to Melbourne on the Spirit of Tasmania. It was hard to believe the ship was actually at sea so very Smith was the sailing. The staff are courteous and helpful. On board lots to do tvs to watch. Live music up on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I found the day crossing enjoyable. There was a hot water dispenser in the kiosk which made it convenient if you prefer to make your own teas. The lounges was quite crowded but there was plenty of space on the outside decks for views and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank molecreek
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did a return night crossing in March. We took the car and treated ourselves to a deluxe cabin. We found the accommodation and service sensational, it was a memorable experience right from the loading of the car to the room and the buffet evening...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 244peted
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff very helpful. Lots to keep you occupied depending on doing a day or night trip. A wide variety of food and drinks on offer. Sit back and enjoy the journey.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank melissajc1982
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great way to escape with the car and the kids... sail across Bass Strait and enjoy all the onboard bats and eateries... grab a cabin for a good nights sleep 😴

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank laureensteers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to Tasmania with my car and some belongings on board what we in Tassie affectionately call ‘The Spirit’. The team are extremely efficient and well organised however due to the enormity of the operation, near in mind that embarking and disembarking with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Debbydoodardar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a once in a lifetime thing for us. Not because it’s so special and but because it’s so darn expensive and can be an uncomfortable experience, as it was for us, even though we had a deluxe room. The value for $$$ just isn’t...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank SusanEReviews
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13 January 2019|
Response from heatherandlina |
If I were you go by plane, the conditions for such a long journey for pets is appalling on the spirit of tasmania, there has been many complaints by passangers, but spirit of tasmania isn't listening, a long journey of... More
13 January 2019|
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Response from S_Carter2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hello - I’m surmising that you are wanting to travel with two cats. They put dogs in crates in the hull, so I imagine they’ll do the same with your cats. Good luck!
12 January 2019|
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Response from 271judyl | Reviewed this property |
No. There are ample seats in many different areas ranging from booths to tables and chairs, benches, etc. In my wandering around, I found the top floor had reclining deck chairs near the windows. I think they would be a... More