Hobart Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Hobart

Hobart, while commonly known as the finish line of the world famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race, is also one of the most picturesque destinations in Australia. It is settled at the foot of Mt Wellington (which is snow-capped in winter) and on the banks of the Derwent River. It is the capital city of Tasmania with a population of just over 200 thousand. It is a perfect example of Tasmanian character and charm – while emerging as one of the top foodie destinations in Australia. With DriveAway, discovering Hobart has never been easier as you can collect your hire car from Hobart Airport or from one of our convenient city depots.

We have a range of car sizes available from Hobart including economy for quick trips, compact for something with a bit more room or full size for the family vacation. Sporting team or group of friends? No problems we have mini vans to fit the team! Hiring a car with DriveAway means you can create a personalised itinerary with the freedom and flexibility of discovering Hobart and its surrounds in your own time. For information on driving in Hobart check out our Australia Driving Tips page and to get a great deal on car hire in Hobart and around the rest of Australia, visit our Australia Car Hire Deals page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Hobart

It takes around 19 minutes, depending on traffic to drive 18km from the Hobart Airport to Hobart CBD.

In central Hobart, you will rarely see snow however, the great Mount Wellington often experiences snow during the cooler months. In a car hire, you can drive straight to the summit of Mount Wellington to see it for yourself!

Of course! DriveAway offers great rates on one-way car hires in Hobart. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

Experience Hobart

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Isolated on an island from the rest of the world for thousands of years, Hobart has managed to retain beauty and character that most places only have in their history books. Hobart was originally established as a prison colony in 1803, making it one of the oldest Australian cities. Hobart is the home of award winning restaurants and fine dining experiences serving up the tastiest local produce and the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean. Enjoy a meal at one of Hobart’s many harbour side restaurants, offering world famous dishes of the best quality. Take a stroll down the narrow lanes and see the colonial cottages in the historic district of Battery Point.

Saturday morning take the opportunity to visit the Salamanca Market. With over 300 stalls it offers a huge variety of fresh local produce and food (including Tasmanian Honey), handmade products, homewares, jewellery and clothes. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery tells the story of Tasmanian history and culture through exceptional exhibits and fine art work. It is set in a historic heritage building that has plenty of charm & character and the best part of all – it’s free.

No trip is complete without a visit to Mount Wellington, the backdrop of the stunning skyline in Hobart. Take your time driving up the mountain as along the way there are several spots to stop make sure you enjoy the breathtaking view. Once you reach the peak, walk along the boardwalk to the edge of the mountain top cliff where on a clear day, the whole Tasmanian island can be seen. Use our easy to use online booking engine or contact us today to book your next Hobart car hire!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Hobart to Launceston 200 2.5
Hobart to Port Arthur 100 1.5
Hobart to Mt. Wellington 25 30

Top Locations in Tasmania

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