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Tasmania Border Opens To Select States

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Premier of Tasmania, Peter Gutwein, announced on Tuesday that domestic visitors from South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and the ACT will be able to visit the state free from compulsory quarantine as of October 26th. You little ripper!

Gutwein announced that New South Wales will be “monitored closely” and that Tasmania is not “ruling out easing the restrictions with NSW at this stage”. 

It seems Peter Gutwein might be planning a holiday himself as the possibility of Hobart becoming an international terminal with New Zealand was also mentioned in the same press conference.

As for Victorian residents, I’d like to remind anyone considering the swim across the Bass Strait that it’s much farther than it looks–you’ll have to wait until at least December 1st for quarantine measures to lift for Tassie travel.

Source: Daniel Kuberek

With warmer weather approaching and the crowds thinner than ever, the opportunity to head down south to our beloved island state of Tasmania looks almost irresistible.

Tasmania is one of our favourite untouched corners of Australia to explore. It’s perfect for jumping in the car and just driving until you want to pull up and pitch a tent for the night. Stay tuned for our guide to Tassie coming soon.

Feature Image Credit: Matthew Charlesworth

Matthew Charlesworth There's no place like home–slowly exploring Australia's vast and diverse landscape. Matt is happiest when he's on a surfboard or lost in the Victorian High Country.