Looking for the best campervan hire deal? Compare over a dozen motorhome rental companies in Tasmania. Vehicles range from cheap 2-berth vans to large luxury motorhomes and even 4WD campers.
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Yes, the most popular route is Hobart to Launceston (or in the opposite direction). Vehicles can also be picked up in Devonport, though the choices there are limited.
Most campervan hire suppliers have their branch located in Hobart, and hence the largest selection of campers is available there. As a result, many travellers decide to do a full circuit of the island, travelling 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 favourites 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 Tassie motorhome rental companies have their branch located in Hobart, so you'll find a wider selection of rental vehicles available there.
Yes, it’s standard for most campervan rental companies to allow an additional driver. This driver and any others must be named on the rental agreement, and there may be a nominal fee.
Additional drivers must also hold an appropriate driver’s licence and must meet driver age requirements.
When renting a vehicle, it is standard to be charged a bond (security deposit), also known as ‘excess’, which is the amount the renter is liable to cover in the event of an accident or damage to the vehicle.
The bond amount fluctuates based on the insurance package selected at the time of rental and is charged and debited on the renters’ credit or debit card.
Terms and conditions vary by rental company; however, most companies do not charge a fee if the cancellation is made three months prior to pickup (including Maui, Britz, Apollo, Cheapa Campa, StarRV, Hippie and Mighty). The closer the date to picking up the vehicle, the higher the cancellation fee will generally be.
Deposit amounts may not be refundable.
With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting many travellers’ plans in 2020, many suppliers have updated their cancellation policies.
To cancel a booking, contact our friendly support team via the Support Page.
All drivers must have a current and full driver’s licence to hire a vehicle. Foreign licences are acceptable if they are in English or accompanied by an accredited English translation. Otherwise, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.
Yes, generally unlimited kilometres are included for standard vehicle rentals in Australia. Limits are placed on some types of vehicles, e.g. 4x4 campers. The comparison tool will show you whether your preferred vehicle has unlimited or restricted kilometres.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
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The West Coast of Tasmania is wild and remote, populated by old mining towns amongst ancient rainforests. There’s a lot of history to be found in its more remote corners, but the main visitor spot is charming Strahan which affords easy access to Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River You’ll then surely want to cut back inland to take in wild and dramatic Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, oft titled the crown jewel of Tasmania. A quick jaunt across the bucolic Derwent Valley completes your circuit of the state.
Many visitors begin their time in Tasmania in the state capital of Hobart. Hobart City is well worth spending a few days in is often the best place to pick up your vehicle for the journey ahead.
Hobart is Australia's sits in the foothills of Mt Wellington at the entrance to the Derwent River. The port city cheerfully blends natural beauty, history, lively culture and food scene into a well-rounded visitor experience.
Among its attractions is Salamanca Place, a series of renovated 1830's Georgian warehouses that are now theatres, cafes, shops, and eateries. On Saturdays, Salamanca Market, one of Australia's favourite farmers' markets is held here.
Hobart allows many opportunities to leisurely spend the day, tasting locally crafted beer or visiting museums, such as the acclaimed MONA (Museum of Old and New Art).
Continuing anti-clockwise brings you to the Garden City of Launceston and the surrounding agricultural Midlands. Tasmania’s ‘second city’ contains many excellent examples of well preserved Colonial and Victorian architecture as well as easily accessible Cataract Gorge where the South Esk River runs to the sea. The Midlands was Tasmania’s original food basket back in the 1800s and today in the Tamar Valley you can see evidence of orchards, wine grape cultivation, and lavender crops.
Striking westward, Tasmania’s North West is home to a multitude of cute coastal towns, including Devonport where one can take a ferry to the mainland (note: you’ll probably leave your vehicle on the island and pick up another one on the other side). Another popular town of this region is Stanley, home to ‘The Nut’, an imposing flat-topped volcanic intrusion.
If you’re driving a circle around the island heading north and east, you’ll pass next through the Southeast region where can be found the Port Arthur Historic Site, the state’s top tourist attraction. The Tasman Peninsula is an opportunity to explore Tasmania’s darker history of the convict era while being surrounded by rugged rocky coastal scenery. Continuing the circle, you’ll then arrive to the East Coast and a string of laid back beach towns, such as Swansea and St Helens. A ‘must-see’ is renowned Freycinet National Park and picturesque Wineglass Bay. Lonely Planet has also boosted the stunning Bay of Fires into international attention.