Hobart is on the south coast of Tasmania, and in terms of world geography, it's very much an access point to Antarctica and the Southern Oceans. The island of Tasmania and particularly the city of Hobart do have an exotic charm for foreign tourists. The striking natural geography provided by features like Mount Wellington combined with the vitality and commerce of Salamanca Place make for an appealing holiday destination. Car hire in Hobart is recommended for those who wish to explore the area around Mount Wellington and the areas around the stunning Freycinet National Park. Hiring a car in Hobart is available from the airport and the city centre.
Hobart is surrounded by mountains: Wellington and Nelson being the two landmark peaks. If you're hiring a car in Hobart, a half hour drive will take you into the heart of Wellington Park on the scenic Huon Road and Pinnacle Road. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are a beautiful city centre diversion; Salamanca Place is the city's beating heart; and head for Battery Point to enjoy some historical architecture. Rent a car in Hobart and you can escape the confines of the immediate city and visit the wonderful Seven Mile Beach in Lauderdale - a scenic 20 minute drive on the A3 and South Arm Highway.
For something a bit different, why not visit the idyllic gardens that surround 'Louisa's Walk', or for a true taste of picture-postcard Tasmania, take a trip to Wineglass Bay; head for the Freycinet National Park on the A3, and you can be at Wineglass Bay in around 2 hours. Alternatively, take the A6 south for 6km and you'll arrive near the summit of Mount Nelson. Travel half an hour north of Hobart on the National Highway 1 and you'll find the ever-popular Bonorong Wildlife Park; as an alternative route perhaps you can choose to cross the Derwent on the scenic Tasman Bridge.
Opening hours:Mon-Sun 0630-2400
Address:1 Gatty St
Opening hours:Mon-Sun 0800-1700
Address:122 Harrington Street
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.