Melbourne to Devonport
03.01.2013 - 03.01.2013 28 °C
Spirit of Tasmania I and its sister ship Spirit of Tasmania II were built in 1998 by Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland. They have a displacement weight of almost 30,000 tonnes and a length of 194.3 meters. We were on the Spirit of Tasmania II and it crossed the Bass Strait at a cruising speed of 27 knots which is the equivalent of 50 kilometers per hour. The 429 kilometer voyage across Bass Strait took 9,5 hours. The embarkation and disembarkation process for the Land Cruiser and the Quantum was very smooth and the quarantine officials did not give us any trouble. As it was a day crossing we did not book a cabin and settled for lounge recliners which were great to relax and enjoy the journey.
We have booked into a caravan park in Devonport for one night before we start our journey around Tasmania. We will first explore the north coast west of Devonport and stay in Stanley for a couple of nights.