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Rental car Tasmania: Discover "Tassie" up close

Fancy an exciting trip by rental car through Tasmania? Tasmania, also affectionately called "Tassie" by the locals, already sounds like an adventure. And that's exactly what you can experience when you drive your own rental car through the Australian state of Tasmania. Tasmania is separated from the mainland. Within a short time you can explore different cities and landscapes by rental car. Visit the capital Hobart, go on hikes with spectacular views or relax on the beach. The state of Tasmania is sure to captivate you.

Beerbarrel Beach, Tasmanien

Beerbarrel Beach

Blick über die Wineglass Bay, Tasmanien

View over Wineglass Bay

The island of Tasmania was discovered in 1642 by the Dutch sailor Abel Janszoon Tasman and named after him.

Where can I rent a car in Tasmania?

In Tasmania you can find car rentals at the following locations:

Things to know about Tasmania

Blick über Hobart, Tasmanien

View over the capital Hobart

Tasmania is a federal state of Australia that lies 240 km south of the mainland in the Indian Ocean. The capital of the largest island of the Australian Confederation is Hobart. A total of 525,000 people live in Tasmania, which corresponds to a population density of about 7.5 inhabitants per square kilometre. You can easily reach Tasmania by ferry from Melbourne. The crossing takes about 10 hours. Alternatively, you can reach Tasmania by plane.

When is the best time to travel to Tasmania?

If you hope for stable weather during your trip through Tasmania, you should go during the months of December to February in the summer months. Especially in the north of the island as well as in the eastern half you can expect a lot of sunshine and pleasant temperatures at this time of the year. However, the landscapes will no longer shine in a lush green. Below you will find a climate table of Hobart:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temp. 22.2 22 20.4 17.7 14.7 12,3 12 13.1 15 17.1 18.7 20.3
Min. Temp. 11.4 11.3 10.3 8.5 6.5 4,6 4 4.5 5.7 7.1 8.7 10.2
Precipitation (mm) 40 42 42 49 49 43 54 57 50 57 54 55

Explore the capital Hobart with a rental car

Frische Äpfel auf dem Salamanca Market, Tasmanien

Fresh apples at the Salamanca Market

Unterwegs auf dem Mount Wellington, Tasmanien

On the way to Mount Wellington

Seven Mile Beach in Tasmanien

Seven Mile Beach

Since you will probably arrive in Hobart by plane, a few days stay in the capital is a good idea. Hobart is located directly on the coast in the south of the island and is Tasmania's largest city. Stroll through the small city centre, visit the Salamanca Market and Battery Point. On rainy days you can visit the world famous Mona Museum and as soon as it gets better again, spend some time at the harbour and on the coast. Not far from Hobart is Mount Wellington, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the capital. It is best to rent a car for excursions in the surrounding area. So you are always mobile and can drive flexibly to your desired places. Don't miss the beaches of Kingston and Seven Mile Beach. You can get there comfortably with your rental car.

An excursion with the rental car in Tasmania's fascinating nature

Bruny Island

Landzunge auf Bruny Island, Tasmanien

"The Neck" on Bruny Island

Bruny Island is a small island south of Tasmania. The northern and southern parts of the island are connected by a narrow headland. In the southern part there are some of the highest cliffs of Australia with almost 200 meters. Hiking fans will float on cloud seven on Bruny Island. Here there are numerous hiking trails that will lead you past dreamlike bays again and again. If you join the Bruny Island Tour, you will see sea lions and perhaps even dolphins and whales.

Freycinet National Park

Friendly Beaches, Tasmanien

Visit the Friendly Beaches

Freycinet National Park  is located on Tasmania's east coast and is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world: Wineglass Bay. Leave your rental car in the National Park's parking lot and walk just 30 minutes to the first viewing platform. From here you can overlook the perfectly rounded bay with turquoise blue water and white sandy beach. But of course you don't just want to see the beach from above, you want to feel the sand between your toes. So you should invest the 45 minutes walk to get down.

Insider Tip: Drive to the Friendly Beaches in the evening by rental car. Directly behind the bushes you can find a breathtakingly beautiful sandy beach as well as a rocky coast. Kangaroos swarm here in the evenings!

MORE HIGHLIGHTS

Horseshoe Falls in Tasmanien

Fascinating Horseshoe Falls

  • Bicheno
  • Bay of Fires & St. Helens
  • Narawntapu National Park
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
  • Horseshoe Falls im Mount Field National Park
  • Southwest National Park
  • Maria Island

What traffic rules do I have to follow in Tasmania?

When travelling through Tasmania by rental car, remember that there is left-hand traffic. There is a speed limit of 50 km/h in urban areas and a maximum speed limit of 100-110 km/h in extra-urban areas and on motorways. It is also important to note that the blood alcohol limit is 0.5 per mille. For beginners, however, the limit is 0.0 per mille. The following table gives you an overview of the most important emergency numbers in Tasmania. If you have an accident with your rental car, please inform the relevant institutions immediately.

Who would you like to reach? Emergency number
Police 000
Ambulance 000
Fire department 000
Breakdown Service 13 11 11

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