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A cheap car hire in Hobart is a lifesaver when visiting Tasmania. Australia is a beautiful country but nothing will knock your socks off like driving your hire car around the Hobart downtown area. A top rental car is at your fingertips when you book online with us and use our car rental comparison tools to search for the best prices and rates from leading car rental companies such as Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Redspot and Thrifty. 

Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania. It is unique as it is the only capital city of a state, not located on the mainland of Australia. With this in mind, there are plenty of things to see and do in Hobart and a hire car is the best way to travel. 

Why rent a car in Hobart with Carhire.com.au?

We offer you great ways to book and save on your Hobart car rental with Carhire.com.au. Find out below!

  1. We do the research for you so you save time. By simply entering in your desired pickup location and dates, we are able to search among these reliable and good value car hire companies and compare the rates for you. All you need to do is pick which rate you want and you save money and time.
  2. There are no booking and modification fees. This means that you don't have to worry should your plans change. Our service lets you secure a deal anywhere and anytime without any stress! 
  3. We get you great deals by offering you a comparative list of rates for  rental vehicles. We pass on any deal that comes our way so book in early for the best prices on your reliable hire cars. For those who enjoy the added comfort of hiring a campervan, we can offer you the best deals on your motorhome rental too.
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Driving tips in Hobart

Tasmania is a fantastic destination for nature lovers in search of pristine bushland and adventure. Booking a CarHire.com.au rental today means you can start planning your trip. If you're driving in to New Town (just north of Hobart city) in your rental car, spare a few moments to take in the heritage of Runnymede. Runnymede is an elegant colonial house brimming with character and charm.

Mount Field National Park is another great option and is Tasmania's first national park. This will take you out west and is about a two hour drive. The gorgeous walks through great fern forests are well worth the drive and you'll see some of the tallest trees in the world.

Designate a driver - making sure they are covered by the insurance on your rental car - and discover the gorgeous Coal Valley's cool-climate wineries. But don't spend all your time driving around. Take many breaks and try a walk over Cataract Gorge in the heart of Launceston.

Things to do when visiting Hobart

The greatest thing about Tasmania is that many of its best attractions are so easy to get to. You can be standing on a mountain top in the morning and be paddling in the sea in the afternoon if you have a car rental to get you places.

If you're an active kind of traveller then a climb up Mt Wellington should do the trick for you. You'll be able to enjoy panoramic views across Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula and know that your hire car will be waiting to take you home at night.

Drive a little further and you'll find the Coal River wineries. The fresh Tasmanian climate provides fantastic growing conditions for many varieties,  including Pinot Noir

Jump in your hire car and head to the Cadbury factory, the principle chocolate producer in all of Asia Pacific. So if you've decided to tour Tasmania in a Carhire.com.au rental car it's probably wise to pack a little cooling bag or esky for all the scrumptious chocolate you'll come away with after a Cadbury Factory tour. It's probably also wise to do a bit of walking in the form of shopping to work off those extra calories.

If Georgian buildings are your thing then don't miss the scenic capital of Tasmania. But the truth is that Hobart and Tasmania are actually fantastic tourist destinations because so much of this beautiful state is still wild and wonderful.

So the city has a really rich heritage, dating right back to the days of convict transportation. Further south of the city is Port Arthur which is brimming with historical buildings, ruins and restored period housing.

You could also consider planning your trip around the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and take in all the fun and excitement of the race atmosphere as they cross the finish line. Because of its popularity, make sure to book your rental well in advance.

No matter the reason, if you are coming to Hobart, then hire a car with us today. No matter the reason, if you have any issues with your booking, then contact us today. We are here for you.

History of Hobart

This picturesque city was founded as a penal colony in 1803, With mountains as a back drop and the Derwent River at its feet, Hobart is a thing of beauty. What many don't realise is that the founding colony was originally located at Risdon Cove on the eastern shores of the Derwent River but was relocated to Sullivan's Cove in 1804. There are plenty of great Tasmanian destinations for you to explore within an easy day's driving distance of Hobart if you hire a carhire.com.au rental vehicle. 

Some of the most popular include the historic, partly convict-built town of Richmond. Richmond boasts Australia's oldest road bridge, entirely built by convicts in 1823. There's also the Old Hobart town model village which allows you to delve further into the history, early design and architecture of the city.

Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula is a fascinating historical site that extends over 40 hectares and features a variety of ruins and restored buildings. It was originally established as a convict settlement in 1830. Over 12,500 convicts passed through what has been called 'hell on earth' until 1877. Be sure to allow ample time to visit the amazing geological features of the Tasman Peninsula, which is home to the highest sea cliffs in the country. The peninsula stretches up to 300 metres above the sea below.

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