Car Hire in Tasmania

As an isolated island, Tasmania is known for its ruggedly wild beauty and its friendly hospitality. At Avis, we want to help you get more from your visit. When you hire a car in Tasmania, we’ll make sure you get the best vehicle for competitive prices. If you need them, we can add additional features such as sat nav and children’s seats. For now, let’s learn more about what you can do with your hire car.

How to get to our Hobart car hire office by public transport

You can find one of our Tasmania car hire offices at 2-4 Market Place, Hobart. Reaching us by public transport is easy, as you can take one of the following buses to nearby Campbell Street and then walk the remaining 400 metres:

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Luxury accommodation in Tasmania

Tasmania is full of family-friendly accommodation that’s ideal for people of all ages. Some of our favourite options include:

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

As a waterfront hotel, the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart offers enviable views across the city and beyond. It also comes with an indoor pool, providing you with plenty of leisure opportunities.

Mantra Collins Hotel

With casual rooms and apartments available, the Mantra Collins hotel is an excellent option when you need a home away from home. Thanks to the generously sized kitchen, you can cook some of your own meals during your stay.

The Eagle House Hotel in Launceston

Situated in an 18th-century townhouse, the Eagle House Hotel is ideal for families who enjoy a splash of luxury. It’s located in the countryside, too, making it perfect for those who want to get away from it all.

Things to do in Hobart

Hiring a car in Tasmania gives you an unbeatable opportunity to explore the island’s finest features. Some of our favourite things to do in Hobart include:

Mount Wellington

When you want spectacular views of the Hobart area, Mount Wellington is difficult to beat. It’s just 17.3km from our Hobart office on Market Place and it’s only a 30-minute climb to the top, making it one of the more accessible mountains in Australia.

Salamanca Market

Whether you love the atmosphere that comes with outdoor markets or you’re the type of person who enjoys bargain hunting, Salamanca Market is perfect for you. All the stalls rest outside, and it has an undeniably eclectic atmosphere. You can reach Salamanca Market with a 1.1km drive from our office.

Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens

With over 14 hectares of native and international plants, the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens are ideal for a casual stroll. There are over 6,500 species of plants for you to admire, including more than 400 Tasmanian species. You can reach the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens with a 1.9km drive.

What’s the weather like in Tasmania?

Tasmania’s four seasons are very distinctive, with the warmest months falling between December and March. During the summer, the highest temperatures reach 24 degrees Celsius on average. In the winter, temperatures may fall as low as 2 degrees Celsius during July. If you’re travelling in Tasmania, be prepared for sudden deteriorations in the weather conditions. Pack your car with waterproof clothing, especially when you’re spending time outdoors.

Refuelling locations near our Hobart office

When you hire a car in Tasmania, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Fortunately, there are lots of refuelling locations close to our Hobart office:

  • Caltex Hobart South at 152 Davey Street
  • Caltex Hobart Macquarie Street at 272 Macquarie Street
  • Coles Express at 257 Elizabeth Street
  • Caltex Hobart at 64 Sandy Bay Road
  • Shell at 257 Elizabeth Street
  • Alternatively, if you’re hiring a car at our Launceston office at Launceston Airport, you can try the following refuelling locations:

  • United (Pie Face) at Breadalbane
  • United at Perth Tasmania
  • United Petroleum at Longford Tasmania
  • United at Launceston Tasmania
  • Prospect Independent Service Station in Prospect Vale
  • Distances to some of Tasmania’s best attractions

    There’s plenty to see and do in Tasmania when you hire a car from Avis. Here are some of the distances to the island’s best attractions from our Hobart office:

    Port Arthur Historic Site 100.3km Cataract Gorge Reserve 199.5km Mount Field National Park 82.1km Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary 29.1km Wineglass Bay Lookout 196.7km

    FAQs

    How cold does it get in Tasmania?

    Tasmania’s coldest month is July, which is when the coldest average temperatures are 2 degrees Celsius. However, the coldest temperature on record in Tasmania is -13 degrees Celsius. Tasmania hit this record low in 1983, with the temperature being recorded at Butlers Gorge, Shannon, and Tarraleah.

    What is Tasmania known for?

    Thanks to its excellent crop growing conditions, Tasmania is well known for its fine foods and wines. Whether you love to eat rich chocolate, or you enjoy indulging in cheeses, Tasmania has something for you. When you hire a car here, make sure you spend some time exploring the local markets and food shops so you can find something to take home with you. If you head over to Launceston, you’ll enjoy rugged landscape and you’ll have the opportunity to spend time in one of the few cities that’s surrounded by a gorge.

    If you’re interested in history, Tasmania is the perfect place for learning more about life as a convict in 19th-century Australia. Finally, Tasmania is known for its native animal, the Tasmanian Devil. For those who love to get up close and personal with such creatures, it’s possible to pet them at certain wildlife parks.

    What is the best month to visit Tasmania?

    If you want to make the most of Tasmania’s attractions, try visiting between December and February. This is when the months are the warmest and there’s less rain. As a result, you’ll be able to spend more time exploring outdoor attractions, without worrying about sudden weather changes.

    At Avis Australia, we’re here to help you get more from your car hire in Tasmania. Check out our fleet to explore your options and don’t forget to download our car hire app.