The boat from Melb to Tassie ?? Prices

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 14:48
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Going across and back Oct - Nov.

Been checking out the cost and getting the normal sales stuff from relevant people.

Just wondering if anyone knows if it is cheaper to just turn up the day and hope for the best ie: standby rates???

I've been quoted a return trip rate of $1350 for 2 + 2 x 1car and van.

Any suggestions????

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Reply By: flappan - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 16:32

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 16:32
If thats a return trip, I think you're doing pretty well.

I know of several Tassie folks that leave their van in melbourne because it's too expensive to take it across.

Taking a vehicle on the Ferry is cheap as . . . . add a trailer or van though . . . . well . . . .

I don't know how you would go with "standby" its pretty popular. However, now that there is a Ferry each way each day, your odds are far better.
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Reply By: Member - Alleycat - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 17:26

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 17:26

I wouldn't be game enough to just show up and hope for a place, especially with a van. When we went across in March the boat both ways was absolutely full; I wanted to change the return date but no luck. I don't think they have standby rates. If you want to go over in October with a van, and your dates aren't flexible, I'd be booking now. It's all got so busy that they're even thinking of putting a 3rd ferry on from Sydney. Is the $1350 with a cabin or is it a day ferry?

Cheers, Alleycat
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 23:48

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 23:48
check out thread 5664, Alleycat.
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Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 21:45

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 21:45
A friend shipped thier van via Brambles Shipping years ago. Might beworth checking out.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:10

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:10
Cars are Free according to the site.. Thats off peak, which would have to be now.
28 Apr 2003 - 29 Aug 2003,
27 Apr 2004 - 30 Jun 2004

This is what cars should be free.
1mtr - 5mtrs FREE.

We have improved and extended our car-carrying service with the new Spirit of Tasmania I and II. What's more, you can now take your standard-sized car across Bass Strait every night FREE* when you purchase your fare during the off-peak and shoulder seasons - that's free car-carriage for 45 weeks of the year!

Just think of the freedom you will have - and the money you will save - by taking your own car on holiday with you. You can tour Tasmania or the mainland at your own pace, discovering your own secret corners along the way. It also makes packing easy, as you can take as much as you like: just load up your car with extra suitcases, fishing rods, golf clubs - you name it!

* Accompanied standard sized vehicles travel for free during shoulder and off-peak seasons only. Vehicle length restrictions and conditions apply.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew (Bris) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:52

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:52
You can check daily availability on the Spirit of Tassie website. I haven't heard of a standby rate, and I don't think I'd be game.

I recently bought tickets for mid Dec, return mid Jan - $990 return for 2 adults and 1 child and the Patrol. No cabin for that price, just a first in best dressed for space on a day time crossing. I understand that a van makes it substantially more expensive.
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