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Air New Zealand Now Flies to Tasmania

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With domestic and short-haul travel continuing to be Air Zealand’s focus during the Covid-19 pandemic, the announcement of a direct flight from Auckland to Tasmania was a welcome addition for Fine Travel clients looking to explore a part of Australia that is often overlooked.

Flying to Hobart

Air New Zealand’s direct service started on 22 April and the flight is between Auckland and Hobart.  The schedule is limited with flights currently on Thursdays and Sundays.  With the time difference the flight from Auckland departs at 11am and arrives in Hobart at 11am local time.  The flight home departs Hobart at 12:30pm and lands in Auckland at 6pm local time.  Air New Zealand currently has an A320 allocated to this route.

What Is There To Do in Tasmania?

When I was living in Melbourne, my business trips to Tasmania always left me feeling a little homesick.  Most of my travel was around the Northern and Eastern parts of Tasmania where small towns feel like small towns in New Zealand.  The bush is expansive and the surrounding ocean looks clear and inviting.

Hobart offers plenty of attractions to fill a long weekend away – from day trips, historic walks, local cuisine, craft beer and whisky and the art scene (you may have seen the clever campaign on billboards around New Zealand that Tasmania is the “arts” end of the world).

Marvel at MONA (Museum of New and Old Art)

Can poo be art? Can a fluffy couch be alive? Find answers to these questions at The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Uncover why this home of eclectic art, fascinating exhibitions and some rather unusual discoveries is a Hobart must-see.

Meet Tasmanian Devils

Tasmania is home to some of the world’s most unique animals. Take the family to visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to get up close to Tasmanian devils and learn what makes this, and other native species, so special.

World Renowned Golf Courses

If you’re looking to expand your golf circuit after limited international travel opportunities, Tasmania boasts five golf courses ranked in the top 100 in the world (including one of the world’s oldest).  Barnbougle and the Lost Farm will already be on many golfers’ bucket lists.

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