One of the great advantages of owning a caravan is being able to visit so many great locations with your own accommodation in tow, literally. For many caravan enthusiasts, touring Tasmania is a real highlight as the state offers some of the most amazing attractions and destinations. Getting to Tasmania is facilitated by the Spirit of Tasmania which transports visitors across Bass Strait. But this iconic crossing has announced changes on the Victoria terminal side of the voyage that travellers should be aware of so as not to miss the boat.
For those that are planning to tour Tasmania in their caravan there are important operational changes to the Spirit of Tasmania to be aware of. We advise of the new arrangements, provide inspiration from Tasmania’s tourism experts for prospective new caravan buyers and the need to knows around caravan finance to make that purchase happen.
Changes to Spirit of Tasmania Terminal
The Spirit of Tasmania transports people and vehicles from Victoria to Tasmania. On the Victorian side, there is a change to the departure point. As of 23rd October 2022, the ship will depart from the new terminal which is located in Geelong. This is a change from the previous location at Station Pier in the Port Melbourne.
The address for the Geelong Terminal is 136 Corio Quay Road in North Geelong.
The last departure for Devonport from Port Melbourne was schedule for 7.30pm on Saturday 22 October. For those doing the Tasmania-Victoria leg, the return voyage on Sunday 23 October at 8am was scheduled for Devonport to Geelong. From then on, all the sailings of the Spirit of Tasmania will be Geelong-Devonport-Geelong.
This will mark a major milestone for operators and passengers. The new quay provides great facilities for passengers including ample parking with areas undercover, easy access, lounge area, café and even a play area to keep the children amused.
For all the specific details on getting to the new Spirit of Tasmania Quay at Geelong, use this link.
About Spirit of Tasmania
The Spirit of Tasmania an iconic experience for travellers to the apple isle. It makes the state accessible for travellers that choose to take their vehicle with them to enjoy a great road trip by car or caravan around the state. Plus enjoy an overnight cruise as an added bonus experience!
The service operates two ships which depart nightly and in peak season, daily. Once aboard, passengers enjoy magnificent facilities with spacious areas, deck areas to enjoy the views and fresh air and very comfortable cabin accommodation.
When booking tickets, caravan travellers will need to advise the details of their vehicle so the appropriate space can be allocated for that sailing. Read the booking details closely and ensure you tick the right box in regard to your RV. There are separate details for motor homes and campervans compared with towed caravans. Domestic pets are also welcome on the Spirit!
While on the Spirit of Tasmania, travellers don’t stay/sleep in their RV, they are accommodated in one of the 222 cabins or other options. Fares include the vehicle, the passengers and the accommodation option. Fares are by quote. Fares may vary based on seasonal and other fluctuations.
When on board, passengers can enjoy dining and bar facilities, two cinemas and at some times, live music. So plenty to keep you entertained.
On arrival at Devonport and disembarking, passengers rejoin their caravan and head off to explore Tasmania. The tourism website offers plenty of suggestions for where to go and what to see including self-drive itineraries already mapped out.
The state is renowned for its food and wines as well as history and natural environment. So plenty to experience and lap up.
Inspired to visit?
If you’re inspired to visit Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania in your own caravan, then you may require finance to make the purchase. There are a myriad of different RVs available to choose from – traditional style caravans in many sizes and levels of luxury and comfort; campervans; camper trailers; toy haulers; hybrids and other models.
While it may be quite a task to select the type of vehicle, make and model, the task of arranging caravan finance can be far easier and straightforward when requesting us to handle it for you. For starters, the one loan type – Secured Caravan Loan is suited as finance for all types of RVs. Next, our consultants handle sourcing the cheapest interest rate quote from across our vast selection of lenders.
You will notice how interest rates for caravan loans for purchasing caravans do vary and those small variations can add up when calculated over the full term of the loan. So achieving the cheapest interest rate is essential to keep the costs of the caravan purchase as affordable as possible.
When the quote is accepted, we handle the paperwork to get the application approved and finalise the loan while our customers can start planning their Tasmanian itinerary.
The Spirit of Tasmania sailings are a must-do on many caravan owners travel lists. To make it happen for yourself start by speaking with us about caravan finance to purchase your RV.
Contact Jade Caravan Finance on 1300 000 003 for cheaper RV finance.
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