4wd and caravan across to tasmania

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 21:51
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hi all does any one know the cost of transporting a 4wd and caravan across to tasmania . thanks

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Reply By: Madfisher - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 21:59

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 21:59
You will need to measure the total lenght of your 4wd and van then contact a travel agent, or even google spirit of tasmania for a price.But it is expensive, which is why I normally leave the boat at home.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 22:19

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 22:19
In this case the Spirit of Tasmania website will be far more accurate than ExOz. Google is your friend.
Cheers Craig....................
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Follow Up By: zacc - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 22:25

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 22:25
thanks for that crackles much appreciated
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 09:07

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 09:07
G'day zacc, 9 metres to 10 metre will cost you around $300 each way, 10 to 11
around $360 & so on. Still looks far cheaper than car/motel or campervan hire.
Spirit of Tasmania site has all the details...oldbaz.
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Reply By: signman - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 09:55

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 09:55
As well as length- there is also 'seasonal' price differences !!

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Reply By: Karen & Geoff - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 11:57

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 11:57
Probably best to call them and get exact price, Like I did on Monday.
Our rig is 16 meters all up and 4 meters high. To take ours off peak is $845 one way for us and the Cruiser and Van. Peak was $1205. That is a day sailing and no cabin. Give them a call, the girls are really helpful.
Karen
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Reply By: happycattle2000 - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 15:27

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 15:27
We are catching the Spirit of Tasmania on Friday. 2 Adults 3 Kids and 10M of 4wd and camper cost us $524, one way. This is a pretty good price as far as I can see as i could have payed anyhting upto $1200, one way if I hadn't called them.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 19:07

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 19:07
Up to 40% discount on some fares over the next month. A great time to go. Discount available on their web site if you open the link on the LHS. If you don't notice the link you can still pay normal price the way I see it :-(
Cheers Craig............
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 19:19

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 19:19
As stated it all depends on your length and the season. Full info is available on the 'Spirit' website.

We are currently in Tas (been here 10 weeks and have just booked our return for late Feb. Our overall length is a touch over 14 metres. Cost on the way over, including 2 adults in porthole cabin was $1051. On the return, we were able to get access to their discount fares and it will cost $897. Both fares are 'discount, pre pay' with conditions.

Only worth bringing your own rig for an extended stay. If only 2 or 3 weeks, it is worth checking out renting a small motor home.

On the plus side, there are heaps of free and cheap camp sites. Most small towns are RV Friendly with dump points, access to water etc, so you can save a heap that way.

Great place (if you ignore the weather). We will have spent about 14 weeks by the time we leave. Will have seen enough, but not all. In our view, less than 12 weeks means you have to start to select things to miss.

Norm C
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 19:21

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 19:21
To take our 25ft van and Cruiser together with twin cabin (inside) at pensioner rates would have been well in excess of $2,000 return

Not going.



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Follow Up By: rosso1234 - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 20:18

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 20:18
Can't comment on your situation, but for me when I went in Jan right in peak season.

4WD and CT, 3 people with cabin $1800 return, I nearly fell over.

Then I looked around at the cost to hire a 4-6 berth Motorhome - $4000 + air fares to get there and can't go 4wding

Fly at that time of year $1500 and then $1700 to hire a Patrol + then have to pay for accomodation every where

So $1800 for your own gear and the ability to FREE camp every where! worth it 100 %

DISCLAIMER....these figures were correct at my time of booking and yours may differ
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Follow Up By: Member - Amy G (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 20:29

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 20:29
The boyfriend and I paid over $1400 in January 2009- and we were just two people, the inside cabin and a Nissan Pulsar hatch. That's the price for travelling in the high season it seems...
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Reply By: rosso1234 - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 20:19

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 20:19
Can't comment on your situation, but for me when I went in Jan right in peak season.

4WD and CT, 3 people with cabin $1800 return, I nearly fell over.

Then I looked around at the cost to hire a 4-6 berth Motorhome - $4000 + air fares to get there and can't go 4wding

Fly at that time of year $1500 and then $1700 to hire a Patrol + then have to pay for accomodation every where

So $1800 for your own gear and the ability to FREE camp every where! worth it 100 %

DISCLAIMER....these figures were correct at my time of booking and yours may differ
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