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iVenture Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass

The iVenture Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass can save you a lot of money on your Tasmania road trip. We show you how – and what NOT to do.

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Save money with the iVenture Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass

If only we were all millionaires – without a worry in the world when it comes to money!

The reality is that holidays can be costly and it is important – especially for families – to find effective ways of saving money, while still having a great time.

That’s why we were so excited when we discovered the iVenture Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass – a pass that will get you entry to some of Tasmania’s best attractions while saving families as much as $250.

At the same time, we also discovered a few ways in which it definitely isn’t a good deal.

Keep reading to find out more, and to work out whether it’s the best way for you and your family to save big $$ on your Tasmania road trip.

What is the iVenture Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass?

The iVenture Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass is a pass that you buy online before you travel to Tasmania.

You can choose to buy one in person when you arrive in Tasmania, but there is only one outlet in Launceston where you can do this, making it an inconvenient option for most travellers.

The Pass gives you free access to your choice of 3 attractions, out of 10 attractions on offer.

You need one Pass per person, with options for both adults and children (at a discounted price). Family tickets are not available.

The Pass is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase – so don’t buy it too early!

How does the Pass work?

The process from start to finish is very simple.

  1. Buy your iVenture Pass online here or here
  2. Download the Pass to your phone  – OR – Pick up your Pass on arrival
  3. Decide on the 3 attractions you would like to visit
  4. Book your seats if necessary (we tell you more about this below)
  5. Present your Pass or QR code (on your phone) on arrival at the attraction

It’s that easy!

⚠️ Download or Pick-up?

If you choose to pick up your Pass on arrival, it is important to know that the only collection point in Tasmania is from Tamar River Cruises office in Launceston.

Only choose to pick up your Pass on arrival if you are starting your holiday in Devonport or Launceston and you can get to the office before you want to experience the first attraction.

For this reason most travellers will find the electronic, downloadable Pass to be much more convenient.

What attractions can I choose from?

In Tasmania there are 10 attractions for you to choose from:

  • Gordon River Cruises (West Coast)
  • Huon River Jet Boat (Huon Valley)
  • Experience Tasmania – Richmond Village Tour (Hobart)
  • Experience Tasmania – Mt Wellington Tour (Hobart)
  • Experience Tasmania – Hobart 1/2 Day Tour (Hobart)
  • Red Decker ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ Bus (Hobart)
  • Tamar River Cruises – Cataract Gorge Cruise (Launceston)
  • Tahune AirWalk (Far South) – CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO BUSHFIRE DAMAGE
  • Platypus House (Tamar Valley)
  • Seahorse World (Tamar Valley)

How much does the iVenture Pass cost?

The iVenture Pass costs:

  • Adults (16+) – $120
  • Children (4-15) – $69
  • Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) – $378

Klook often provide a discount, so we recommend checking there first. Viator is another good place to buy your pass.

💰 'Supplement' costs

You’ll find that the two most expensive attractions on the list aren’t quite free. Instead, you will need to pay a small ‘supplement’ fee at the time of booking.

But don’t worry, you’ll still save a lot of money!

  • Gordon River Cruise – Supplement of $40 per adult, and $15 per child (normally costs $140 for adults and $69 for children)
  • Huon River Jet Boat – Supplement of $15 per adult or child (normally costs $85 for adults and $60 for children)

Is it worth it?

The most important question!

The answer is a definite ‘Yes’ – but you need to use it right, because if you choose the wrong attractions you could end up losing money.

The Good: Our research has found that if you choose 3 ‘high value’ attractions then you can save as much as $115 per person, or $250 per family!!

That’s a huge saving, and would go a long way toward keeping your holiday under budget, or letting you splurge on a little luxury somewhere else.

Caution: Our research also shows that if you choose 3 ‘low value’ attractions then you can lose as much as $40 per person, or nearly $200 per family!

So how do you know if you are going to save money or not? 

We have crunched the numbers (it made our brain hurt!) – and the results are very interesting.

You’ll see two tables below – one for adults, and the other for a family of four (2 adults + 2 children).

Each table lists all 10 attractions that you can choose from, showing full retail price, the price using the iVenture Pass, and the total saving – should you choose to visit that attraction.

We then show you some popular combinations that will save you money, and some things to watch out for that will lose you money.

* Prices are valid as of November 2019

Adults

How to Use This Table

  1. Remember that it costs you $120 for an adult iVenture Pass
  2. Choose 3 attractions
  3. Add together the 3 values from the ‘Saving’ column
  4. If this is more than $120 then you have saved money overall and you should buy the iVenture Pass
  5. If this is less than $120, then that combination of attractions is going to lose you money and you should either:
    • Choose different ‘higher value’ attractions and do the calculation again; OR
    • Don’t buy the iVenture Pass
AttractionNormal PriceiVenture PriceSaving
Gordon River Cruise$140$40$100
Huon River Jet Boat$85$15$70
Richmond Tour$65$0$65
Mt Wellington Tour$45$0$45
Hobart 1/2 Day Tour$44$0$44
Red Decker 'Hop-on Hop-off' Bus$35$0$35
Tamar River Cruises - Cataract Gorge Tour$33$0$33
Tahune Air Walk$31$0$31
Platypus House$25.50$0$25.50
Seahorse World$23.50$0$23.50

Things we can learn from this table:

  • Choose the Gordon River Cruise and you are guaranteed to save money
  • Choose the Huon River Jet Boat and you are guaranteed to save money (or in one case break even)

Some popular combinations are:

  • Gordon River Cruise + Huon Jet Boat + Richmond Tour – You will save $115
  • Mt Wellington Tour + Richmond Tour + Hobart 1/2 Day Tour – You will save $34
  • Mt Wellington Tour + Richmond Tour + Red Decker ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ Bus – You will save $25

Family (2 adults + 2 children)

How to Use This Table

  1. Remember that it costs you $378 for two adult passes and two children’s passes
  2. Choose 3 attractions
  3. Add together the 3 values from the ‘Saving’ column
  4. If this is more than $378 then you have saved money overall and you should buy the iVenture Pass
  5. If this is less than $378, then that combination of attractions is going to lose you money and you should either:
    • Choose different ‘higher value’ attractions and do the calculation again; OR
    • Don’t buy the iVenture Pass
AttractionNormal PriceiVenture PriceSaving
Gordon River Cruise$315$110$205
Huon River Jet Boat$290$60$230
Richmond Tour$194$0$194
Mt Wellington Tour$134$0134
Hobart 1/2 Day Tour$132$0$132
Red Decker 'Hop-on Hop-off' Bus$90$0$90
Tamar River Cruises - Cataract Gorge Tour$80$0$80
Tahune Air Walk$62$0$62
Platypus House$59.90$0$59.90
Seahorse World$58$0$58

Things we can learn from this table:

  • Choose the Gordon River Cruise and you are guaranteed to save money
  • Choose to visit both Platypus House and Seahorse World and you will lose money
  • But, if you choose just one of Platypus House or Seahorse World, and then choose two higher value attractions – like the Gordon River Cruise or the Huon Jet Boat – from the top half of the table, then you will save money

Some popular combinations are:

  • Gordon River Cruise + Huon Jet Boat + Richmond Tour – You will save $251
  • Mt Wellington Tour + Richmond Tour + Hobart 1/2 Day Tour – You will save $82
  • Mt Wellington Tour + Richmond Tour + Red Decker ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ Bus – You will save $40

Do I need to book ahead?

Due to limited availability it is necessary to book ahead for some tours and attractions.

These include:

  • Gordon River Cruises
  • Huon River Jet Boat
  • Tamar River Cruises
  • Experience Tasmania – Richmond Village Tour
  • Experience Tasmania – Mt Wellington Tour
  • Experience Tasmania – Hobart 1/2 Day Tour
  • Tahune AirWalk

Are you travelling elsewhere in Australia?

If you are visiting Tasmania as part of a larger holiday in Australia then you will be interested to learn that there is also an iVenture Pass for Australia.

This pass includes all the Tasmania attractions that we talk about here, plus dozens more options in Sydney, Melbourne and other popular locations.

The iVenture Australia Multi-City Pass has a few extra options, meaning you can choose between:

  • 5 Attractions ($199)
  • 7 Attractions ($265)
  • 10 Attractions ($375)
 
If this sounds like something you and your family would find useful you can check prices and buy one here.

Final thoughts on the iVenture Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass

After seeing the excellent range of attractions you can experience with the iVenture Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass, and the huge savings you can make on your holiday, we definitely think it’s worthwhile to buy this Pass for you or your family.

But don’t do it blindly. Use the info in the tables above to check that it’s in your favour for the attractions you want to experience on your Tassie road trip.

We feel that the overall positives far outweigh the negatives, but if you have any questions at all or would like us to help assess whether it’s worth your while, please don’t hesitate to ask us over on the Facebook Group, or via email.

Keep planning your Tasmania road trip

We hope this guide has helped you learn more about the IVenture Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass.

We have plenty more useful articles like this to help you with your holiday planning while saving money. Use the links below to keep browsing and planning your ultimate Tassie holiday.

Happy road tripping!

Andrew.

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