Cheap Campervan Hire in Hobart for Your Next Adventure
Campervan Rental in Hobart & Surrounding Locations
Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is also affectionately known as the "Apple Isle". With the majestic Mt Wellington as its backdrop and bounded by the Derwent River – Hobart is a beautiful city. Coupled with a mix of old and new architecture, friendly locals and not to mention the great food and fresh produce – the city has just so much to offer. Campervans are available for hire from Hobart and all major tourist destinations in Australia.
The best time to explore Hobart is during the warmer months especially in summer and autumn. However you will find great winter deals for campervan rentals so watch out for the specials that are advertised each year. You can also hire campervans from other locations in Tasmania such as Launceston.
Things To Do And See on Your Campervan Hire in Hobart
If you are travelling in a campervan, we suggest you take time to wander through the city, and visit the many interesting places in and around the city:
Salamanca Place - located at Sullivans Cove is the destination for food, art, shopping and music. There are rows of 19th century warehouses with some converted to art galleries. Each Saturday morning the place is a bustling market place with Tasmanian art and craft, gourmet foods and fresh fruit and vegetables - perfect for bargain hunters.
Battery Point - is one of the oldest and most historic areas in Hobart which offers insight into the city’s maritime history. Take the steep Kelly Steps up the hill to see the wonderfully preserved Georgian mansions and cottages. Continue your walk to Arthur Circus - the “village” green that the Battery Point is built around. Renting a campervan for going ahead with their journey is one of the best options for all those enthusiastic travelers who love exploring the unexplored parts of Hobart, Tasmania.
Constitution Dock is a rock walled marina on the harbor-side of Hobart and is used by fishing and pleasure boats alike. This area forms part of the foreshore of Sullivans Cove and is the place to buy seafood. If you fancy some local fish and chips just drop in at Flippers for some seafood take-away.
The dock is also the finishing line for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which starts in Sydney on Boxing Day until the yachts complete the 630 nautical mile journey and reach Hobart on New Year’s Eve.
If you are a chocoholic - do not miss a trip tour at the Cadbury Schweppes Chocolate Factory visitor center. The factory is located at Claremont approximately 10 minutes north of Hobart and visitors will be given a short tour to understand how the Cadbury chocolates are made. You can also sample some of the chocolates and visit the retail shop to purchase the chocolate at special prices.
Museum of Old and New Art - MONA is just 15 minutes’ drive north of Hobart. The museum is open 6 days a week and is closed on Tuesday. The collection ranges from ancient antiquities, modern and contemporary art (including some of the world’s most confronting and controversial collections). There are no labels or wall texts but instead visitors are given an Ipod touch-screen device that uses GPS and commentary to show the artwork works in their proximity. An entry fee applies for interstate and overseas visitors while Tasmanians can visit for free.
Please call +61 3 9317 4991 or email us for your Hobart campervan hire requirements.
Campervan Branch & Location Details in Hobart
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- 3 Runway Place, Cambridge TAS 7170
- 2.5km Taxi Fare approx $10
- 18km Taxi fare approx $35
- 03 9317 4991
- 9:00AM to 5:00PM (Vehicles must be collected/returned by 3:30PM)
- Toilet, Shower, Internet Facilities, Tourist Information, Lounge area, Luggage storage, Television, Tea/coffee making facilities
- Christmas Day
- Woolworths Supermarket, 27 Cole Street Sorell
- Commonwealth Bank and ANZ Bank, Bligh Street, Rosny Park
- BIG 4 - Discovery Holiday Parks Phone: (03) 6243 9879
- Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport Phone: (03) 6248 3555
- 14 Long Street, Hobart Airport
- Walking Distance from Airport (5 Minutes)
- 18km Taxi Fare approx $35
- 03 9317 4991
- 8:00AM to 4:00PM (1 September to 30 April) 10:00AM to 4:00PM (1 May to 30 June) Close Sundays Close 1 JUL to 31 AUG (Low Season)
- Toilet, Shower, Internet Facilities, Tourist Information, Lounge area, Luggage storage, Tea/coffee making facilities
- New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Australia Day
- Coles Supermarket, Rosny Eastlands
- National Bank, Bligh Street, Rosny Park
- Seven Mile Beach Cabin Park Phone: (03) 6248-6469
- Hobart Airport Tourist Park Phone: (03) 6248 4551
Hobart to Launceston with Campervan Hire:
- Day 1 - Hobart City - Pick up your campervan from the airport and head towards the local supermarket to stock up on your provisions. Drive down to the city and spend the morning visiting Constitution Dock and take a self-guided walk at Battery Point. If you happen to be in Hobart on a Saturday morning – do not miss the Salamanca Markets. Locals and visitors alike flock to this bustling marketplace for Tasmanian art and craft, gourmet foods and fresh fruit and vegetables – perfect for bargain hunters.
In the afternoon drive up to Mt Wellington for majestic views over Hobart city. Mt Wellington is frequently covered with snow sometimes even in summer so please bring along some warm clothing as the winds can be icy at the summit. There are also a number of walking tracks for the adventurous mountain activities including trail biking and abseiling.
- Day 2 – Hobart to Richmond Village and Port Arthur - Get up early the next morning and drive your campervan hire north east to historic Richmond, the perfect base for exploring Tasmania's convict heritage. Here you can also get to see the very best in historic Georgian buildings, many of which now house art and craft galleries, antique shops, tea rooms and restaurants. Food and wine lovers will be pleased to find the freshest produce and finest of wines all grown in one of the world’s cleanest environments. Each year in February the Clarence Jazz Festival which presents the very best in local jazz talent offers audiences great performances.
After lunch head south towards Port Arthurs on the Tasman Peninsula with your campervan and you will enjoy the scenic drive to Port Arthur taking in breathtaking seascapes with rolling farmlands and little villages. Port Arthur is one of Australia's most significant heritage areas and is open every day of the year. You can spend a couple of hours exploring the Port Arthur Historic Site. Remember to get your map and visitors guide form the Visitors Centre. If you are staying overnight we suggest you experience the Historic Ghost Tour – very interesting.
- Day 3 - Swansea, Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park - Next morning drive north along the scenic East coast of Tasmania and towards the Freycinet Peninsula. Along the way you will enjoy views across the Great Oyster Bay and Maria Island. Next stop is at Swansea and you must visit Kate’s Berry Farm and try out the local fresh berries i.e. strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and youngberries plus the yummy ice-cream.
The views from Wineglass Bay are just out of this world.For the fit and adventurous travelers, we suggest you set aside four to 5 hours to finish the Hazards Beach Circuit. The climb is fairly steep but the views are sensational and well worth the effort.
Stay Overnight at Coles Bay and enjoy dining at the local restaurants. Try the restaurant at Edge of the Bay reputed for its fine food and superb wine list cap off with fantastic views across the Hazards.
- Day 4 - Freycinet National Park to St Helens - Travelling further smoothly in your campervan to the north you will find St Helens the game fishing capital of Tasmania. If you are keen on a spot of fishing we suggest you go out for some serious sport fishing with a fishing charter. For those looking to remain on land – visit Lease 65 to sample the fresh oysters and you can purchase a dozen of freshly shucked oysters for just $14.00. Sampling the great local seafood here is a must with oysters, crayfish and mussels all abundant.
Check out the Bay of Fires and spend the afternoon snorkeling in the crystal clear waters or stroll along the endless stretches of perfectly white sand.
- Day 5 - St Helens to Launceston - Fill up the rented campervan at the local petrol station and get on to the Midland Highway and head north to Tasmania’s second largest city of Launceston. Here you will find many Colonial and Victorian buildings giving Launceston its historic character. The city is nestled in the picturesque Tamar Valley with over 20 cellar doors for tastings. If you have time we suggest you join one of the many gorgeous guided walks around the Cataract Gorge or simply enjoy a picnic in the park.
Hobart to Hobart Hire Campervan Trip
Once you’ve reached Launceston via the route recommended above, make your way back to Hobart from Launceston!
Stop at Smithton, a volcanic plug rising 200 meters out of the ocean. Pass coastal towns such as Penguin and Burnie.
Drive your hired campervan from Smithton to Cradle Mountain. At Cradle Mountain, take hikes through a magical rainforest called the Ballroom Forest. This 8km Dove Lake Circuit is very easy and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Continue your campervan holiday and head to Strachan. The former port on the west coast of Tasmania, you can take a cruise to the Gordon River to the World Heritage area and board the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Experience all the natural beauty of this scenic place.
From Strachan, head back to Hobart in your campervan and you would have made a round trip!
Check out our motorhome hire in Adelaide if you’re planning for a road trip from Adelaide to Hobart. You can begin your drive and stay overnight at the Grampians National Park. Then, make a couple of stops at Victoria, Burnie, and Launceston to explore before arriving at Hobart for more adventures.
Recommended Campsites in Hobart:
Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens, Mona Museum of Old and New Art, The Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Mount Wellington, Salamanca Market
Discovery Holiday Parks Risdon
Barilla Holiday Park
Huon Valley Caravan Park
Huon Bush Retreats
New Norfolk Caravan Park
Bothwell Camping Ground & Caravan Park
Ross Caravan Park
Big4 Port Arthur Holiday Park
White Beach Tourist Park
FAQs About Hiring a Campervan in Hobart
When is the best time of the year to hire a campervan in Hobart?
In Hoboart, the most popular months for campervan rentals for holidays are in November to April.
Do I need a special driver's license to drive a campervan in Hobart?
No you do not. To driver a campervan in Hobart, you only need your full driver's licese held for a minimum of one year. If the driver's license is not in English, it must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Where can I park my campervan in Hobart?
Battery Point and Sandy Bay offer free on-street parking with time limits. You can also head to some of the Hobart campsites we have recommended above.