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Free camping is only allowed in designated areas in Tasmania. As with the rest of Australia, overnight parking is generally prohibited.
National parks are a popular place to free camp. The Tasmania national parks website has a list of sites and the rules associated with each park: https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do?grade=&duration=®ion=&activity=Stay.
In order to enter national parks in Tasmania, you must purchase the appropriate pass at the park office or other designated sites.
Staying at a holiday park or caravan park will generally cost $15–$50 (AUD) per night.
Camping in conservation areas is only allowed in designated campgrounds. Information on popular national park camping sites can be found on the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service website.
Not many rental RVs in Australia accommodate a bike rack. Let’s Go Motorhomes allows and hires bike racks (on motorhomes only) while Jucy allows but does not hire bike racks. There is also the option to store a bike inside a larger motorhome rental from Apollo, Cheapa Campa, and Hippie. It’s worth noting that bikes should be kept in a bag if stored inside and extra care should be taken if bringing your own bike rack, where it is allowed
Yes, the most popular route is Hobart to [Launceston]((australia/launceston) (or in the opposite direction). Vehicles can also be picked up in Devonport, though the choices there are limited.
Most campervan rental companies in Tasmania are located in Hobart, and hence the largest selection of campers is available there. As a result, many travelers decide to do a full circuit of the island, traveling one way along the east coast and the other along the west coast of the island.
This allows you to see many of Tasmania's popular tourist attractions, starting with visitor favorites Mount Wellington and Salamanca Market in Hobart City, through the Tasman Peninsula, Freycinet National Park, and Wineglass Bay on the east coast, to Cradle Mountain and the Tamar Valley up north and the Gordon River along the rugged west coast.
The majority of motorhome rental companies in Tasmania have their branch located in Hobart, so you'll find a wider selection of rental vehicles available there.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
One of the larger motorhome rental companies, Apollo has been operating since 1985 and is well known in the RV rental community. Apollo vehicles are available in multiple locations around the world. An Apollo motorhome is generally less than 3 years old. The company has a wide variety of vehicles, from smaller vans to larger luxury motorhomes.
Bargain Rentals has a wide variety of vehicles available, from 4WDs to larger motorhomes. Bargain Rentals is one of the few companies that offer pet-friendly options.
Britz is one of the larger campervan brands, with multiple rental centers in different countries and a wide selection of vehicles. Britz maintains a fleet of newer vehicles, with campervans generally being less than 3 years old. Britz is part of the THL group, which also includes Maui, Mighty Campers, and other international motorhome rental brands.
Cruisin’ is a campervan rental brand especially well known in Tasmania but currently operates around Australia. It has a wide variety of vehicles available, including 6-berth luxury models. Most of its fleet is relatively new, and a Cruisin’ motorhome often comes with a few extras included. Cruisin’ also operates a lower-cost brand called Go Cheap.
Go Cheap is a motorhome rental brand partnered with Cruisin’ Motorhomes and rents older models considered too old for the main Cruisin’ brand. Because of the vehicles’ older age, Go Cheap can rent these vehicles at a lower price.
Leisure Rent is a new campervan rental company. It operates in Tasmania and offers a fleet of new vehicles (2017–2019) with two models available, a 4-berth campervan and a 4-berth motorhome.
Maui is another well-known motorhome rental brand that is part of the THL group (Britz, Mighty, and other international brands). Maui specializes in larger luxury motorhomes, with all its vehicles being less than 2 years old. A Maui campervan is often a good choice for larger groups and those looking for a comfortable road trip vacation.
Mighty is another campervan rental brand that is part of the THL motorhome rental group (Britz, Maui, and other international brands). Mighty Rentals has vehicles for groups from 2 to 6. Mighty’s fleet is made up of former Britz and Maui vehicles that are considered too old to fit the main brands. It offers quality older vehicles at a cheaper price.
This is a budget rental brand with both sleepervans and 4WD campers available. Tasmania Campers generally rents older vehicles that come at a cheaper rate. The brand is part of a campervan rental network that includes Captain Billy’s.
Rising 1388 yards above the city at its base, the tallest peak in the Wellington Range (original name: Kunanyi) is frequently topped by snow, even into the summer.
An enclosed lookout near the summit affords a dramatic 360-degree view of nearly 100 miles over the city and the Derwent River estuary, as it enters the Tasman Sea. An extensive network of walking tracks within this urban natural reserve allows for a variety of outdoor pursuits.
Hobart’s oldest suburb was originally built in 1818 for a role in coastal defense and named for its battery of guns, which were only ever used for ceremonial salutes. Decommissioned in 1878, Battery Point today is home to a popular walking route amongst 1830’s convict-built architecture, some of which dates to the first European settlement of ‘Hobart Town’.
Of note is the 1836 neoclassical St George’s Anglican Church by two local architects and Arthur Circus, a collection of cottages constructed for officers of the garrison and the only circus in Australia.
One of Hobart’s newer and more controversial attractions, the Museum of Old and New Art opened in 2011 on a peninsula 7.5 miles north of the CBD and many visitors arrive by ferry on the Derwent River.
Appearing at first as a single-level structure, the $75 million museum extends two windowless stories underground by way of a spiral staircase and houses 400 artistic works from the private collection of local millionaire David Walsh. Art is arranged in a seemingly random fashion, rather than in a thematic scheme, and on-site there is both a winery and a brewery.
Once the hub of Hobart’s colonial whaling days, today’s cobblestone-lined Salamanca Place has been repurposed into a popular collection of art galleries, theatres, pubs, eateries, and shops.
Built between 1835 and 1860 and revived in the 1970s, quaint Georgian three- and four-story sandstone buildings, which originally stored grain, wool, apples, and imported goods, line the historic waterfront along Sullivan’s Cove, just moments from the CBD.
On Saturdays, a city council operated market provides opportunities to purchase handcrafted products from more than 300 stalls.