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Campervans and Motorhome for Hire at Hobart Airport | AussieCampervans

Hobart, the charming capital of Tasmania, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. One of the best ways to experience all that this picturesque city and its surroundings have to offer is by renting a campervan or motorhome. Our depots are located near the airport and are open all year long. With the wide fleet of RVs, there will be a camper suitable for everyone. Embarking on a road trip from Hobart will give you flexibility and convenience to fully immerse in the beauty of Tasmania at your own pace. This guide will take you through everything you need to know about renting a campervan for your Hobart adventure, ensuring a memorable and hassle-free trip.

Why Hire a Campervan or Motorhome for Your Hobart Trip?

Renting a campervan in Tasmania provides unparalleled freedom and flexibility. Here are a few reasons why a campervan is an ideal choice for exploring Hobart:

  • Freedom to Explore: A campervan allows you to set your own pace and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations.
  • Cost-Effective: Save on accommodation and dining expenses by having your lodging and kitchen on wheels.
  • Comfort and Convenience: Enjoy the comfort of home with amenities like a bed, kitchenette, and sometimes even a bathroom.
  • Closer to Nature: Stay in beautiful, remote locations surrounded by Tasmania's stunning landscapes.

Choosing the Right Campervan or Motorhome Rental in Hobart

Travelling in the right campervan or motorhome is crucial for a smooth and easy road trip. Afterall, this will be your home on wheels for the next few days.

Important factors to consider when choosing your Campervan or Motorhome:

  • The size and layout of your RV. Every passenger including babies must have their own seats.
  • Do you have children under age 7 who needs child restraints?
  • Do you need shower and toilet on board?
  • Do you need air-conditioning?
  • How tall are you? Is the bed spacious enough?
  • Do you prefer a budget model, or do you prefer premium facilities?
  • Are you comfortable driving a large motorhome?
  • Does the hire come with 24 hours roadside assistance?
  • What level of insurance coverage do the camper come with?

If you are a first timer, we highly recommend reading our guide on hiring a campervan or motorhome in Australia.

Best Campervans and Motorhomes for Hire in Hobart

At AussieCampervans, we partner with highly reputable RV suppliers in Hobart. Whether you are after a budget minivan, a mid-range hitop camper or a luxury motorhome, our website allows you to compare different models and book at competitive rates. Based on feedbacks from our customers, here are some of the best reviewed campers.

AR Camper Wagon with awning erected and a person enjoying the outdoors

AR Camper Wagon - Best Campervan for Budget Travellers

  • 2 Berth Budget Campervan

This campervan is perfect for two adults looking to explore Tasmania affordably and with a sense of adventure.

Not only is this compact camper easy to drive and park, it is equipped with a small kitchenette, awning and double bed for a smooth and fuss free road trip. 

AR Premium Motorhome side view

AR Premium Motorhome - Best Luxury Motorhome

  • 2 to 4 berth with Shower and Toilet

Fitted with premium amenities such as an electric roll down bed, gas ovens, solar panel and a powerful ducted heating, the AR Premium Motorhome is a favourite among couples who want to enjoy Tasmania up close while enjoying their comfort.

Note: International license holders must have a license that permits driving a vehicle weighing 4400kg or more to hire this motorhome. 

CT 2 Berth Sandpiper Outdoor Setup

CT 2 Berth Sandpiper - Best Motorhome for Couples

  • 2 Berth Motorhome with Shower and Toilet

This model is a favorite among couples, thanks to its separate dining table and double bed that require no conversion. Couples can enjoy the motorhome's amenities as they are. Additionally, this model stands out with a proper mattress on the bed, rather than multiple cushions pieced together.

Polaris 6 with a couple admiring a group of wild kangaroos

Polaris 6 - Best Motorhome for Friends and Family

Ideal for larger groups or families seeking comfort without breaking the bank, the Polaris 6 motorhome is perfect for exploring Tasmania. With three double beds, it offers ample space, and despite its size, this thoughtfully designed vehicle is easy to drive, ensuring a smooth travel experience.

The motorhome features a well-appointed kitchen, a bathroom with a toilet and shower, and an innovative design throughout, providing plenty of space for everyone.

If this is your first time, or if you have specific travel needs, feel free to use our vehicle recommendation request page, or send us an email at [email protected]

Popular Attractions from Hobart

Hobart and its surroundings offer a plethora of attractions. Here are some must-visit spots to include in your itinerary:

  • Museum of Old and New Art – MONA

    It is the latest addition to the Tasmanian city of Hobart. As its name suggests, the museum embraces a nice collection of artifacts including ancient ruins and the latest contemporary works. The museum is only one of its kind in the entire world as it features personal touch screen devices for enhancing visitors’ experience.

  • Salamanca Market

    Browse local crafts, fresh produce, and delicious food every Saturday.

  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

    Whether you believe it or not, the oldest Royal Society of the world dwells in Hobart, thanks to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Founded in the 19th century, this museum houses a whole slew of manifestly Tasmanian exhibits that make the visitors taste the wilderness of the UNESCO World Heritage Island. The megafauna display and Colonial Gallery are two major highlights of the museum.

  • Mount Wellington

    The breathtaking views from the top of Mount Wellington give intrepid tourists a real insight to why Tasmania is an unrivalled holiday destination of Australia. This backdrop of Hobart is worth exploring.

  • Franklin Wharf

    The swarm of water sports facilities in Hobart rests on Franklin Wharf, a bustling waterfront area with a mess of great seafood restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy a perfect walk on a sunny day.

  • Cascades Brewery

    Several tours are offered at this charming place, the oldest brewery of Australia, and all of them involve sampling of beer. There is also a tour that resembles beer with culinary delights, and even provides you with your own picture personalized beer label.

  • Bruny Island

    Take a short ferry ride to explore stunning landscapes, wildlife, and gourmet delights.

Hobart’s picturesque landscapes provide an array of enchanting scenic drives. Whether you’re meandering through coastal vistas or navigating mountain trails, there’s something for every adventure seeker.

One drive not to miss is the Great Eastern Drive. Traversing this route offers access to breath taking beaches, historic towns, and world-renowned wineries. The northern part of this drive is where the renowned Bay of Fires lies. Take a stroll on any of the clean white beaches, explore the headlands and be captivated by the orange rocks smothered in lichen.

Another remarkable route is the Huon Trail which encompasses lush forests, picturesque rivers, and artisanal produce markets. Ensure to visit the Tahune AirWalk for a unique treetop experience. Each drive unlocks Tasmania’s natural beauty, ensuring a road trip that’s as memorable as it is scenic.

Weather in Tasmania

The Australian winter falls between June to August where temperatures typically range from 3 to 11 degrees Celsius and snowfall is possible. From December to March, during the summer months, temperatures range from 17 to 23 degrees Celsius, making it the ideal time to visit Tasmania.

Rainfall can occur at any time, so it's wise to pack wet-weather gear for your road trip, especially if you plan to embark on any of the excellent hikes around Hobart and Tasmania.

Motorhome Hire From Hobart to Launceston

Launceston is a beautiful city in Tasmania that is not too far from Hobart. Rent a motorhome in Hobart and make your way north towards Launceston. You can choose to drive along the east coast and visit Maria Island and Freycinet National Park along the way. Or use the inland route and visit Cradle Mountain and Lake St Claire before heading to Launceston.

Read More: Road Trip from Hobart to Launceston in a Campervan


Frequently Asked Questions on Hiring a Campervan or Motorhome in Hobart

What is the best time to rent a Campervan or Motorhome in Hobart?

In Hobart, the most popular months for motorhome rentals for holidays are from October to May where the weather is warm.

Is there a minimum rental period for Motorhome in Hobart?

Motorhome rentals in Hobart can be as short as 3 days. However, it is more cost efficient to hire for 5 or 7 days and the daily rate would often be lower.

Is special license required to drive a motorhome in Hobart?

A full car driver’s license is all you need to hire a motorhome in Hobart. If your license is not in English, it needs to be accompanied by an International Driver’s Permit or accredited English Translations.

Note: Certain models require license holders who are permitted to drive vehicles weighing 4400kgs.

What kind of Campervans and Motorhomes are available for rent in Hobart?

All the RVs in Hobart are automatic transmission and have unlimited kilometres. Campervans are equipped with a kitchenette, dining table and bed. Motorhomes will have the same facilities plus shower and toilet on board.

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