Car Hire at Hobart International Airport
One of the best and most convenient ways to get around and really see Hobart and the greater Tasmania region is by renting a car. It allows visitors to take charge of their own itinerary, from where you want to go, to what time you want to arrive and leave. To avoid any confusion, note that rental cars in Tasmania are also called 'hire cars'. Hobart International Airport is the international gateway to Tasmania, hence, is the perfect place for travellers to acquire their car rental.
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Where to Hire a Car at Hobart International Airport
There are a number of established car hire companies operating at Hobart International Airport, namely Hertz, Avis, Bargain Car Rentals, Budget Car Rental, Europcar, Redspot, Enterprise. The information desks for these car hire companies can be found in the Arrivals Hall of the airport terminal.
Driving from Hobart International Airport
Roads in Tasmania are generally well marked. An alphanumeric system is used for road references, and many of the attractions are well-signposted, at least from the nearest main road.
From Hobart International Airport, there is a dual-lane highway that will take you to the city of Hobart, some 17 km southwest of the airport. When returning the car rentals at the airport, there is a Rental Car Drop Off Area. It is located on Gaty Street at the airport. In order to get there from Tasman Highway/A3, take the 3rd exit onto HolyMan Ave. Take the 2nd exit on the next two roundabouts to stay on Holyman Ave., and then turn right onto Gatty Street.
Petrol Stations near Hobart Airport
If you hire a car from Hobart Airport with a full to full fuel policy then you will need to ensure that the car is returned with a full tank of fuel in order to avoid being charged the car hire company’s fuel charges.
There is a 24 hour BP petrol station located at just 6 minutes’ drive from the airport. Once you get out of the airport, turn northeast onto Addison Drive.
Places to Visit by Car From Hobart Airport
Oatlands is a historical village situated on the shores of Lake Dulverton, about 84 km north of Hobart. The number of colonial sandstone buildings in Oatlands is considered to be the largest in any town in Australia. It is also the home of Casaveen Knitwear, a world-renowned Australian brand offering a great range of merino wool clothing.
From Hobart, depart Market PI towards Macquarie St/A6. Turn left to Macquarie St/A6, then turn left again to stay on Brooker Ave/A6. You will pass through six roundabouts; remain on A1. Go left to the unpaved road Interlaken Rd/C527 to reach Oatlands.
Port Arthur is small town on the Tasman Peninsula, and one of the most significant heritage areas of Australia. It is also a former convict settlement, an open-air museum and Tasmania’s top tourist attraction, being the site of the worst mass murder event in post-colonial Australian history.
From Macquarie St/A6, keep going straight onto Tasman Highway/A3. Pass through two roundabouts, remaining on A3. At the third roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Forcet St, which will change to Parsonage PI. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Pelham Street. Take the 3rd exit at another roundabout to Cole ST/A9 to arrive at Port Arthur.
The second major city of Tasmania, Launceston is often considered to be Hobart’s rival. Alongside the elegant architecture, beautiful outdoor spaces and sights such as the Cataract Gorge and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston has an exciting culinary scene with wines from the Tamar Valley.
Hobart Airport to Launceston is a 2 hour 30 minute drive via the National Highway 1, through the Tasmanian Midlands passing through towns such as Oatlands and Campbell Town which are both worth stopping off and exploring.
This information is correct as of June 2018