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    Car Hire Hobart

    Hobart Car HireFounded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is one of the oldest cities in Australia. Much of the city has been well preserved, with travellers being well catered for. The Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens showcases the island states local flora and the only subantarctic plant house. Discover premier art from Australian and internationally renowned artists at The Museum of Old and New Art or MONA as it's locally known.

    The Salamanca Market comes to life on Saturdays and over 300 stallholders sell produce, arts and crafts and items from all over Tasmania. Sullivans Cove is the main waterfront area adjacent to Hobart city and popular for the restaurants and bars that fill this area. It is also home to the bright orange Antarctic support ships. South of Hobart, Bruny Island is made up of two separate islands. The North island is comprised of open pastures and light bushland while the South island is home to the regions primary tourist attractions such as the Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Situated North-Eeast of Hobart, Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula. As one of Australia's most significant heritage areas, there is plenty to see and do.

    Take a ghost tour through the World Heritage listed buildings, discover the former penal colony buildings, take a cruise on the harbour or just soak up the history in this region. Located in the beautiful Huon Valley, the Tahune Airwalk allows guests to walk amongst the tall pine trees and various small towns with boutiques, cafes and art galleries, making it a perfect day trip from Hobart.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Hobart


    How long does it take to get from Hobart Airport to Hobart CBD?

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

    Do I have to slow down if I pass the police in Tasmania?

    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.

    Can I book a one-way car hire in Hobart?

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

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Convenient Locations in Hobart

    In Hobart, Auto Europe offers multiple pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the city and works with the top, trusted suppliers including Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo.

    Parking in Hobart's city centre is controlled by on-street parking meters. Parking fees are displayed on the meter, and are in operation from 8:30am - 6:00pm, Monday to Saturday and from 9:00am - 4:00pm on Sunday. The price is approximately $4 per hour for short-term spaces. For longer stays, it is recommended to use off-street secured parking stations. The first 90 minutes are free of charge and then around $3.60 per hour thereafter. There are also currently no tolls in Hobart or Tasmania.

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    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Hobart

    • Hobart to Hobart Airport (15km approx. 20mins)
    • Hobart to Bruny Island (65 km approx. 2 hours)
    • Hobart to Port Arthur (95 km approx. 1hr 20min)
    • Hobart to Huon Valley (50 km approx. 50 min)
    • Hobart to Tahune Airwalk (90 km approx. 1hr 30min)

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