Tasmania Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Tasmania

Isolated from the rest of the world for thousands of years, Tasmania has managed to retain beauty and character that most places only have in their history books. Some of the oldest forests in the world, along with amazing coastlines and historic cities all combine to make Tasmania the ideal destination for a driving holiday. Experience the states capital city Hobart take a scenic hike in Launceston or see where the road will take you in Tasmania.

Driving in a different city can be daunting however, we have created an Australia Driving Tips page to help you ease these worries. While you're at it, catch a great price by visiting our Australia Car Hire Deals page to discover great deals in Tasmania and around the rest of Australia!

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It takes about 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic to travel 18km to Hobart CBD from Hobart Airport.

By law, you must slow down to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency services vehicle when they either have their lights flashing or siren on. If you would like any further information the official Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) website goes into more depth.

Experience Tasmania

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania Tasmania

With excellent highways connecting all major attractions on the island, virtually everything can be reached in a short scenic drive. You can visit the warm and friendly city of Hobart in the south of the island, and check out all the sights in the area. Check out some famous local produce such as the Cascade Brewery or drive up Mount Wellington, a rugged peak rising up over 1200m above the city. The summit of the mountain offers amazing panoramic views of the area.

To the south east of Hobart is Port Arthur, one of the most historic towns in Australia. Used as a penal colony in the 1800s, many impressive stone buildings were built using convict labour and several of these, including a gothic style church have been restored and are open to visitors. Drive your car hire along the east coast of Tasmania, where you will find more of the stunning scenery for which the island is famous for. Particularly worth a visit is Freycinet National Park, which contains rugged mountain ranges, towering over pristine beaches with crystal clear waters.

Launceston is known for its panoramic views, walking trails and sculpted gardens or take a trip to Cradle Mountain. From the lookouts at the top, you will be rewarded with views of stunning lakes and unbelievable horizons, which make the mountain one of Tasmania’s most popular attractions. Book your Tasmania car hire online using our booking engine or contact us today!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Hobart to Launceston 200 2.5
Launceston to Devonport 100 1
Devonport to Burnie 50 0.5

Top Locations in Tasmania

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