We offer bargain car rental deals from Hobart Airport, incorporating the top hire companies in the world. And it’s this variety of choice that insures you are guaranteed a great start to your driving holiday in the island state of Tasmania. If you want to pay in advance or settle up on arrival, just book in advance with us and save some serious cash.
Hobart is an eclectic mix of fine food, stunning scenery and fascinating history, so let us guide you through one of the best-kept secrets of Australia.
Just a few clicks and you’re away
When planning your trip to Hobart, the last thing you want to worry about is a complicated vehicle rental process. Our years of experience take all the hassle away, delivering a simple, yet effective search engine. The main advantage to our site is we collate up-to-the-minute listings from the likes of Avis, Europcar and Thrifty – in the case of Hobart, more local companies are also available, such as Selective Car Rentals. We also tag certain tabs with ‘Hot Seller’ or ‘Sale Deal’, so you’re always ahead of the game.
Be even more selective with your Hobart car hire by using the Filter section. Choose class, fleet, transmission, availability and passenger numbers. You can also see specifications, dealing with mileage, transmission and special deals. You may be eligible for Free Roadside Assistance, a Collision Damage Waiver or other bonus. Once you’re happy, click on Select and you’re all booked - it’s that simple.
Cheapest hire price – and that’s a guarantee
There are a number of companies vying for your rental dollar, so our low-price guarantee makes us an industry-leader. Our promise is that if you find a better price for the same vehicle and itinerary on another site, we will be it by $1 and give you a 25% discount off DriveEasy excess cover. Check terms and conditions.
Our team will also be on-call to you, should an emergency arrive – or even if you have questions you want answered. We are available 24 hours a day on weekdays, 12 hours a day on weekends. With more than 900,000 satisfied customers, our expertise is second to none. If Hobart delivers a few road-trip surprises and you need assistance, just email or call.
Touching down and finding your Airport rental
Hobart International Airport is relatively new, having been built in 1956. With two passenger terminals – international and domestic – it’s relatively easy to navigate. Situated in front of the terminal are all of the rental desks, grouped conveniently close to each other. Be sure to check opening hours before you arrive.
It’s a straightforward journey from the airport to the centre of Hobart, taking around 20 minutes on the A3 freeway. If you’re looking for accommodation near the airport, there is a cluster of hostels within a short drive, ranging from a Travelodge to boutique hotels.
Start your Tasmania road trip in Hobart
A unique city, with a delectable mix of cafes, the Salamanca market, restaurants, colonial buildings and museums, Hobart is also the gateway to a variety of driving adventures. They include:
● Hobart to Launceston. It’s a long trip (more than 660km), so it could take you around a week, but is completely worth it with various coastal high spots via the A3 highway. In case you have more time, you could pursue your journey to Devonport.
● Hobart to Avondale. A simple journey north taking just a couple of hours, enjoy the historical village Richmond, Oatlands and Ross – all part of the Heritage Trail.
● Hobart to Queenstown. Quite an extensive trip west, you may want to stop off at Tarraleah or Derwent, with Mt Field National Park a particular favourite.
Road rules of Tasmania
It’s never easy getting to grips with the highways and byways of a new country, but here are some handy tips for driving your rental vehicle in Hobart:
● Narrow and winding roads are common in Tasmania, so always drive to the conditions.
● There are vast expanses of nothingness, so make sure the fuel and water tanks are topped up.
● Wet weather can also be quite severe in winter – adapt and be prepared.
Ready to go
When you’ve booked your vehicle online, you’ll receive confirmation from us – and you’re ready to go. As soon as you arrive at Hobart Airport, the car rental will be ready for your pick-up. Then it’s time to get exploring.
Under Down Under Tours
Have you ever wondered what’s under Down Under? Book yourself in on an Under Down Under Tour and you’ll find out! This Tasmanian tour company will show you the highlights of the island under Australia, with a variety of short (1-day), medium (3-4 days), and long (7-8 days) tours that will give you a taste of the best it has to offer. Looking for a beachy holiday? Do you prefer to get out of the city and into the wilderness? Or would you like to just see it all and do it all at once? Under Down Under Tours truly does cover all the bases, and takes the stress out of organising your own trip. Jump in your Hobart car rental when you arrive to get there, and they’ll take care of the rest! Under Down Under Tours are Based at 28 Collins Street, Hobart.
Huon Bush Retreats
Have you ever wanted to simply get away from it all? You can get much further away from the hustle and bustle of 21st century living than at the Huon Bush Retreats in Tasmania. These wilderness getaway properties are located in the lush native forestland of the island, and offer solar powered lights, fresh rainwater, gas-cooking, and a private outdoor bath as just a few of the eco-friendly features. Choose between tipees, cabins, or campground lodgings, and spend your time watching the local wildlife, strolling through the walking tracks, and discovering hidden waterfalls. There’s even a stellar Huon Food Trail nearby, so pack up your Hobart rental car and get going! Huon Bush Retreats are based out of 300 Browns Road, Ranelagh and are open Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm.
Airwalk Lodge Tahune
The Tahune Airwalk gives new meaning to the saying ‘walking on air’. It’s not just a feeling on this Tasmanian adventure, it’s a reality. This attraction will see you take a short stroll out over the edge of a 1.6 million hectare World Heritage Forest and the Huon River at a height of 50 metres from the ground! As well as the airwalk, you can even fly. The Eagle Glide option lets you soar for 250 metres through the forest and over the river in an exhilarating hang gliding experience from a secure cable. Plus, you can stay in the lodge at night for extra time in this remote area, so you can explore the hiking trails on foot. The airwalk, glide and lodge are all only 1.5 hours away when you pick up your Hobart car rental. Airwalk Lodge are based our of Arve Road, Geeveston.
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