Car Hire CompaniesCar hire is readily available at both Devonport and Burnie Airports and from other towns in the region. Advance bookings are essential.
Looking at a map of Tasmania, distances can appear short in comparison to other Australian states. In many instances travel between towns can be very direct but in many parts of the Island roads are winding, hilly and sometimes mountainous so please allow extra time. There are excellent sealed highways, marked as ‘A’ roads. ’B’ roads are also sealed, as are some of the smaller ’C’ roads. Occasionally you may travel on an unsealed (gravel) ’C’ road to reach a particular destination, in which case you are advised to reduce your speed.
In winter and the cooler months some roads are subject to frost, ice and snow. Exercise particular caution if you observe road signs warning of ‘Black Ice’ anytime in winter.
Slow down and be alert for wildlife when driving in Tasmania. Unfortunately native animals do not have any road sense. If you are driving in the early morning, at dusk or during the night you may consider driving at less than the recommended speed limit.
It is illegal to use a mobile phone when driving in Tasmania and legal limits on alcohol consumption apply when driving. Seatbelts are compulsory by law.
Travelling Distance & Times
Burnie: to Devonport – 47km (35 min), Stanley – 78km (1 hour), Strahan – 181km (2 hours 15 min), Waratah – 63km (55 min).
Corinna: to Arthur River - 109km (2.5 hours), Burnie - 124km (2.5 hours), Queenstown – 88km (1.5 hours), Strahan 99km (1.5 hours), Waratah - 69km (1 hour), Zeehan 153km (45 min).
Devonport: to Cradle Mountain – 85km (1 hour 15 min), Deloraine – 49km (30 min), Latrobe – 10km (10 min), Launceston – 98km (1 hour), Sheffield – 30km (30 min), Ulverstone – 22 km (20 min).
King Island, Currie: to Airport (15 min), Cape Wickham (1 hour), Naracoopa and Grassy (30 min), Stokes Point (1 hour).
Latrobe: to Cradle Mountain – 90km (1.5 hours), Devonport – 10km (10 min), Railton - 14km (15 min).
Penguin: to Cradle Mountain - 88 km (1 hour), Stanley - 81 km (1 hour 15 min), Strahan - 191 km (3 hours).
Sheffield: to Cradle Mountain - 75km (60 min), Devonport - 27km (30 min), Strahan - 190km (2.5 hours), Ulverstone - 38km (45 min).
Stanley: to Arthur River – 85 km (1.5 hours), Burnie - 60km (1 hour), Devonport - 109km (1.5 hours).
Strahan: to Queenstown - 41km (45 min), Rosebery - 71km (1 hour), Tullah - 86km (1.5 hours), Zeehan - 38km (40 min).
Ulverstone: to Cradle Mountain - 76 km (1 hour), Stanley - 93 km (1 hour 15 min), Strahan - 203 km (3 hours).
Waratah: to Burnie - 65kms (1 hour), Cradle Mountain – 50km (45 min), Strahan – 115km (1 hour 30 min), Wynyard – 64km (1 hour 15 min).
Wynyard: to Burnie – 19km (20 min), Cradle Mountain - 124km (1 hour 35 min), Devonport - 68km (1 hour), Stanley – 55km (45 min), Strahan – 199km (3 hours 25 min).