Tasmania is a popular destination for cruise ship passengers and their crew, and TasPorts proudly welcomed cruise vessels back to Tasmania.

The State’s major ports for cruise ship visits are the Port of Hobart in Southern Tasmania and the Port of Burnie on Tasmania's North-West Coast, along with Coles Bay, Port Arthur and the Port of Bell Bay.

When visiting Tasmania, no matter the port of call, passengers and crew can enjoy delicious meals, scenic tours, gourmet food and wine, entertainment, and unique Tasmanian gifts.

The cruise shipping schedule for 2023-24 season can be accessed here.

Port of Hobart

The vibrant capital city of Hobart is also Tasmania's primary cruise ship destination.

Located within 800m of Hobart's CBD, Macquarie Wharf No. 2/3 at the Port of Hobart is the primary cruise ship arrival point and home to the Macquarie Wharf No. 2 (MAC 02) Cruise Terminal. For TasPorts' Port of Hobart Operations map, click here.

Additional cruise ships are accommodated at the adjacent multiuser berth at Macquarie Wharf No. 4/5.

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Port of Hobart information for cruise visitors, tour operators, family and friends can be accessed here.

Port of Burnie

The city of Burnie has developed a strong reputation as a popular cruise destination over many years, and is the gateway to a range of experiences around North-West Tasmania.

The Port of Burnie is a busy industrial port and Tasmania's second-busiest cruise ship destination.

Cruise vessels can be accommodated at one of three multiuser berths, which are a short drive to the Burnie CBD.

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Port Arthur

Located on the Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur houses a well-sheltered anchorage within close proximity to the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site.

Suitable for a range of cruise vessels, and up to large ships, anchorage is a short distance to the Historic Site, which offers a range of experiences for cruise passengers and also acts as a gateway to a range of broader experiences located on the Tasman Peninsula.

Port of Bell Bay

Within the pristine Tamar Valley in Tasmania's North, there is a range of attractions on offer.

The Port of Bell Bay offers berthing or anchorage options suitable for small to mid-sized cruise ships. Small expedition vessels can berth near the township of Beauty Point at Inspection Head Wharf.

Large cruise ships can anchor in the Tamar River and tender passengers to Inspection Head Wharf, an approximate 20-minute journey from the anchorage position. A multiuser berth withing the Port of Bell Bay is also available, with passengers bussed in and out of the port due to the industrial nature of the area.

The nearest township from the Port of Bell Bay is George Town, a quick 6-minute drive. The city of Launceston is an approximate 30-minute drive from the port.

Port of Coles Bay

The Port of Coles Bay, on Tasmania's East Coast, offers large cruise vessels the opportunity to undertake a scenic four-hour cruise around the coast of Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula.

Smaller expedition vessels up to 105m LOA can anchor at the Coles Bay inner anchorage, which is a short tender journey to the Coles Bay township.

Coles Bay offers a range of fantastic tourism experiences around the East Coast of Tasmania, all a short drive away.

Entry to Wineglass Bay is restricted to passenger vehicles carrying less than 100 passengers.