I booked my flight to Sydney on Airmiles, and then took Virgin Airlines to Hobart. Long flight - 30 hours either on the plane or sitting at the airport in Vancouver and Sydney.
I arrived there just after supper, and there was a bus that took you into Hobart for $15. The other passengers (I was the only without the Australian accent) were very surprised that I was going to spend the winter here.
Photos belong to Dorothy Lloyd.