I got so many nice replies to my last query about Tasmania, that I thought I'd throw another out there. I'm coming to Tasmania on Aug. 11th for a short four day trip to Tasmania (flying to Sydney from Hobart late in the afternoon of 14/8).
I can either take the early morning flight from Melbourne (7:45am is the earliest cheap flight) to Launceston, which would entail getting up very early to get to the airport on time. Or I can take the Tuesday evening ferry, which would arrive in Devonport at 6am on Wednesday. When I factor in saving a night's lodging in Melbourne, the cost is about the same either way.
Is the ferry a nice way to get to Tassie in the winter, or am I advised to get up early and take the flight instead?
There is also an evening flight on Tiger Airways, but I did my homework and guess that isn't really worth the risk!