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Car Hire from Hobart Airport

Car hire from Hobart Airport

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania is found to the south of the island on the Tasmanian coast. With a booming tourist industry Hobart is considered the perfect base for a holiday in Tasmania and hiring a car from Hobart Airport puts you in control of your holiday itinerary and in easy reach of some of Tasmania’s main attractions.

Where to hire a car at Hobart Airport

Car hire companies operating from Hobart Airport include Aurorent, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Redspot and Thrifty who are all based in their dedicated rental pavilion which is directly outside of the arrivals terminal. Cars need to be returned to the drop off area within the main car park.

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.

Driving around Hobart Airport

The main road out of the airport is Holyman Avenue. From that road, get onto the A3 which will take you into Hobart and the rest of Tasmania. Driving in Tasmania, like the UK is on the left side so it is easy to adapt to driving here.

Getting to your destination

Tasmania is an area of outstanding beauty with a relaxed feel and a number of national parks and protected reserves, which gives you the opportunity for a number of countryside or coastal drives to admire the scenery.

Hobart City

Hobart City, is an intimately small city with a strong artistic heritage, a host of landmarks and museums to visit and festivals held throughout the year. The Salamanca Market with over 300 stalls is Tasmania’s biggest attraction and held every Saturday.

Hobart Airport to Hobart city centre is a 20km, 20 drive via the A3. Plenty of car parking is available in the centre of Hobart at Market Place, Liverpool Street and the Hobart City council car park opposite the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Eaglehawk Neck

This is a popular destination for tourists, walkers and surfers alike. Here, you will get to enjoy some of the best geological sites in the world with its impressive rock formations as well as some history in the form of the prison settlements at the nearby Port Arthur. At just 55 minutes’ drive or 62.1kms from the airport, you will not have to drive long to enjoy this wonderful area. Just after Holyman Avenue, take the fourth exit onto Tasman Highway.


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.

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