Getting to Kentish

Kentish is located inland on the eastern end of the North-West Coast of Tasmania. The municipality covers an area of approximately 1,187 square kilometres stretching from South Spreyton to Cradle Mountain. Major townships within Kentish are Sheffield, Railton and Wilmot.

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Travelling to Tasmania

As Tasmania is Australia's Island State, entry into Tasmania is either by plane or ferry. For some, it can be a toss-up between flying and hiring a car when you arrive, or catching the boat and bringing your own vehicle. Prices do fluctuate throughout the year according to season and availability, so make sure you do a little research prior to booking.

Tasmania has commercial airports located at Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Wynyard (Burnie) that are serviced by a number of airlines including QANTAS, Virgin Blue, Jetstar and REX. Direct flights are generally available to Tasmania from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

The trip over Bass Strait on the Spirit of Tasmania ferries takes about 10 hours or so. During May to November the twin ships do one sailing each a day, leaving Devonport and Melbourne in the evening and arriving at their respective destinations early morning, passing each other on the high seas in the dark of night. December to April the ships sail twice daily in order to meet the increase in bookings that the warmer months bring.

Car rental companies are situated at all major airports and most are also centrally located within the major city centres of Launceston and Hobart.  For contact details of airlines and car rental companies please refer below.

Spirit of Tasmania offer transport across Bass Strait for people, vehicles, freight and even pets. One of two vessels sails between Melbourne (Victoria) and Devonport (Tasmania). For information regarding sailing schedules, accommodation, entertainment, dining, ship facts, terminal locations and more, visit or call 1800 634 906.

QANTAS 13 13 13

Virgin Blue 13 67 89

Jetstar 13 15 38

REX 13 17 13

Avis (03) 6391 8314

Budget (03) 6391 8566

Europcar 1300 131 310

Hertz (03) 6391 8388

Thrifty (03) 6391 9007

Red Spot Rentals (03) 6391 9060

Getting to Kentish

Following arrival in our picturesque state, finding your way to Kentish is easy!  For those looking to self-drive, Kentish's largest township of Sheffield is located approximately:

  • 30km south of Devonport (30mins drive via B14)
  • 90km east of Wynyard (1.15 hours drive via Bass Highway)
  • 90km west of Launceston (1.15 hours drive via Bass Highway)
  • 270km north of Hobart (3.15 hours drive via Brooker, Midland and Bass Highways

If you would prefer to catch public transport, the following bus providers travel to Sheffield.

Service public and school bus services with most routes departing from the bus interchange in Rooke Street. Charter services and special event services are also available. Visit the website or phone 03 6427 7626 for timetables.

Servicing Devonport and surrounds. Contact Mersey Link on the details above for further information.

Servicing a Burnie-Devonport-Launceston-Hobart and return route along with Devonport and North West Tasmanian school routes.

For timetable information visit the Redline website or phone 1300 360 000.