The Hobart Cruise Ship Terminal is now wi-fi accessible in time for Tasmania’s peak tourism season.

Last week wi-fi was switched on at MAC2, allowing tourists to contact family and friends to let them know they’re in beautiful Tasmania by highlighting their trip to the world online.

The Hodgman Government, in partnership with Telstra, committed to 50 wi-fi locations state wide and there are now 52, with 169 access points and more still to roll out.

Cruise ship visitation to the state is set to increase with the completion of upgrades to Macquarie 2 and 3 wharves to cater for larger ships, as announced earlier this month.

The wi-fi switch on was in time for the first ship of the season – the Carnival Spirit – which arrived with 2000 passengers.

There are a total of six wi-fi points within the terminal and 280 visitors took advantage of the network.
The ship also moored at Port Arthur, which has become the most popular wi-fi hot spot since the network launched, with 12,300 users logging on.

Other popular locations within the state include Cradle Mountain, the Hobart waterfront, Salamanca and Launceston’s Seaport.

Since the government launched the free wi-fi network at Bridport in December 2015, there have been 63,000 unique authenticated browsers, 80 per cent of them first time users.

It’s important to highlight that the service is also available to locals and is accessible for 30 minutes, per device, per location, each day.

A downloadable app for Android and IoS phones has been developed and highlights locations throughout the state to access the free wi-fi network.

The launch of wi-fi at the Hobart Cruise Ship Terminal is an important step to improving the experience of visitors to this beautiful state.

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