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    Car Hire Tasmania

    Tasmania Car HireThe smallest state in Australia, Tasmania is an island to the south of the continent, about 240km from the mainland. The island has an excellent network of roads and highways, which lead to the many sights tourists come to see each year. With almost all cities and attractions a maximum of 4 hours drive from each other, and the trip in between passing through lush mountains and the scenic countryside, Tasmania is an excellent state to explore with a car hire. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car hire in Tasmania is both easy and economical.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Tasmania


    How old do I have to be to hire a car in Tasmania?

    In Tasmania and most places around Australia, you must be at least 20 years old to rent a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

    Is there snow in Tasmania?

    In central Hobart, you will rarely see any snow. However, 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!

    What is the best time to visit Tasmania?

    Depending on what you're after, Tasmania can be enjoyed at a number of times during the year. During summer between December - February temperatures remain moderate with a maximum temperature of 21°C. However, if you want to enjoy the snow-capped mountains we suggest visiting in Winter between June - August.

    Travelling in Tasmania with a Car Hire

    With over 40% of the state zoned as national parks and protected from development, Tasmania has earned the nickname of the "natural state". No matter what part of the state you are in, lush undisturbed forests are only a short drive away in your car hire, making the island a truly remarkable destination, particularly for lovers of nature.

    On the north coast of the island, are the cities of Devonport and Burnie. Here you can see rugged coastlines, the Mersey River, and a little inland vast mountain ranges. A popular drive from here is out to the world famous Cradle Mountain. Head southwest in your car hire and visit one of the many lookouts on the mountain where you can see the untainted forest landscape from above.

    A pleasant drive south-east of Devonport you can visit Launceston, a laid-back city nestled in the scenic Tamar Valley. Here you can visit the majestic Cataract Gorge, where you will find the world's longest single span chairlift, which will take you to an exquisite Victorian-style garden, home to resident kangaroos and peacocks.

    In the South of the Island is Tasmania's capital city, Hobart, a city with superbly restored historical buildings, a famous harbour and the iconic Cascade Brewery. Drive your hire car to the top of nearby Mount Wellington, from where you can see the city and its beautiful harbour and surrounding area. For an insight into the convict history of Tasmania, drive your car hire south-east from Hobart to the famous Port Arthur. Here many buildings and parts of the old gaol have been restored, with guided tours giving you an insight into the island's early history.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Tasmania

    • Hobart to Hobart Airport (15km approx. 20min)
    • Hobart to Bruny Island (65km approx. 2hours)
    • Hobart to Launceston (200km approx. 2hours 30min)
    • Hobart to Cradle Mountain (328km approx. 4hours 30min)

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