Travelling to Kentish

Travelling to Tasmania

As Tasmania is Australia's Island State, entry into Tasmania is either by plane or ferry. For some, it can be a toss-up between flying and hiring a car when you arrive, or catching the boat and bringing your own vehicle. Prices do fluctuate throughout the year according to season and availability, so make sure you do a little research prior to booking.

As of March 2020; Tasmania has commercial airports located at Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Wynyard that are serviced by a number of airlines including QANTAS, Virgin Blue, Jetstar and REX. Direct flights are generally available to Tasmania from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

The trip over Bass Strait on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry takes about 10 hours or so. During May to November the twin ships do one sailing each a day, leaving Devonport and Melbourne in the evening and arriving at their respective destinations early morning, passing each other on the high seas in the dark of night. December to April the ships sail twice daily in order to meet the increase in bookings that the warmer months bring.

Car rental companies are situated at all major airports and most are also centrally located within the major city centres of Launceston and Hobart. For contact details of airlines and car rental companies please refer below.



Spirit of Tasmania offer transport across Bass Strait for people, vehicles, freight and even pets. One of two vessels sails between Melbourne (Victoria) and Devonport (Tasmania).For information regarding sailing schedules, accommodation, entertainment, dining, ship facts, terminal locations and more, visit  or call 1800 634 906.



QANTAS 13 13 13
Virgin Australia 13 67 89
Jetstar 13 15 38
REX 13 17 13


Car Hire

Avis (03) 6391 8314
Budget (03) 6391 8566
Europcar 1300 131 310
Hertz (03) 6391 8388
Thrifty (03) 6391 9007
Red Spot Rentals (03) 6391 9060 


Travelling to Kentish

Following arrival in our picturesque state, finding your way to Kentish is easy!  For those looking to self-drive, Kentish's major township of Sheffield is located approximately:

  • 30km south of Devonport (30mins drive via B14) Map
  • 90km east of Wynyard (1.15 hours drive via Bass Highway) Map
  • 90km west of Launceston (1.15 hours drive via Bass Highway) Map
  • 270km north of Hobart (3.15 hours drive via Brooker, Midland and Bass Highways) Map



There is a regular bus service that runs between Devonport and Sheffield, via Railton. See more on the Merseylink website.

You can also find all the details on this PDF. Quick details are as follows:

Route 184 (Main St/High St, Sheffield to Devonport)
Monday to Friday - 7:31 AM, 9:35 AM, 1:50 PM, 4:28 PM (school days only)
Saturday - 9:10 AM, 1:10 PM, 5:25 PM
Sunday & Public Holidays - 10:10 AM, 1:50 PM, 5:48 PM

Route 184 (Rooke St Stop A, Devonport to Sheffield)
Monday to Friday - 8:44 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:42 PM (school days only), 5:20 PM
Saturday - 8:20 AM, 12:20 PM, 4:35 PM
Sunday - 9:20 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM