Start your Tasmania self-driving vacation mere moments after landing in its enticing capital. With an unbeatable Bargain Car Rental Hobart Airport deal, you could be in the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness in no time flat. Spend a night or two in Hobart to soak up the city attractions, and then step on the gas to explore the surrounding areas.
With two convenient pickup locations, Bargain Car Rental Hobart Airport (and city) offers you a wealth of possibilities. The city boasts gorgeous waterfront restaurants and bars, plenty of art spaces and a few brilliant museums. Spending the first few days in town before setting off on your self-drive exploratory tour would make for a very rewarding itinerary.
Bargain Car Rental’s Hobart Airport range of vehicles and services:
We offer cars, vans and minibuses to suit groups of all sizes. Our vehicles are modern, well-maintained, comfortable and safe. Our competitive rates set us apart from the rest, so feel free to take advantage of our free quotes to learn how affordable your car rental at Hobart Airport deal can be.
Discounts on weeklong rentals and the inclusion of a second driver are just two of the bonus of renting your car with us. Our smiles and professional service are also included in the unbeatable price. Bargain Car Rentals Hobart Airport offers onsite car rental, allowing you to pick up your vehicle directly after landing.
Commercial Vehicles for Hire Hobart Airport
If you’ve scored a construction or events contract in Hobart, you’ll need a suitable commercial vehicle rental from the get-go. We’ve got a fleet of fit-for-purpose vehicles ready to collect at Hobart Airport, from removal trucks to buses and utes to trailers and vans. Hop off your flight and step straight behind the wheel of a reliable workhorse that’s perfect for your business needs. All our Hobart Airport commercial vehicle rentals come at our famously low prices so you can minimise expenses and maximise profits.
Cheap Hobart Airport Campervan Hire
There’s no better way to savour Tasmania’s majestic natural splendour than behind the wheel of a kitted-out campervan. So hop off your flight and hit the highway straight away with our cost-effective campervan rentals at Hobart Airport. Our reliable Toyota Hi-Ace rigs come with all the free camping creature comforts, from freshwater to fans and cooking facilities to a comfy 2/3-berth convertible bed. If holiday parks are more your jam, our campervans have a 240v system so you can plug into the mains.
Save stacks of cash on hotels and relish the freedom of a carefree campervan trip in Tasmania. And you’ll snag even bigger savings with Bargain Car Rentals—we offer the most affordable campervan hire in Tasmania.
Hobart Airport is the major airport in Tasmania for domestic and international passengers, it is situated in Cambridge 17km north-east of the CBD. Grab a window seat, as the views flying in or out of Hobart are amazing. The airport is located on a narrow peninsula in a mostly unpopulated area, and on a clear day, you can catch spectacular glimpses of Cradle Mountain, Maria Island and Coles Bay.
Services: Food and drink outlets are limited, and Wi-Fi is not yet offered at this airport.
Pick-up at Hobart Airport: Please make your way towards the Bargain Car Rentals counter located next to the baggage claim. Speak with one of our staff at the Bargain Car Rentals counter to pick up your vehicle.
Drop-off at Hobart Airport: Please make your way towards the main entrance to the Hobart Airport. Immediately before the main entry to airport parking and facilities, turn left and follow the signs for Rental Returns. Bargain Car Rentals Returns are located at the right just before you enter the rental return car park. Park your vehicle and make your way inside the terminal to the Bargain Car Rentals counter at the northern arrivals hall of the terminal building.
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Compact automatics and compact SUVs tend to be the most popular vehicles booked by our customers to explore the beautiful state of Tasmania.
We offer a huge range of vehicles for hire from the Hobart Airport, they include everything from small, medium and large family cars right through to luxury cars, people movers and even buses. Follow this link for our full range of vehicles.
Hoping to squeeze a few authentic Tasmanian festivals into your Hobart hire car holiday? We’ve whipped up a shortlist of the city’s top events.
If you’re looking for fun, touristy things to do, read about exploring Tasmania and beyond.
1. Salamanca Markets (Year Round)
A must for any Hobart visitor, this vibrant Saturday market flogs everything from fresh local produce to quality foodstuffs and rustic artisanal handicrafts. Skilled street performers and a scenic waterfront setting in the historic Salamanca Place add to the appeal.
2. Dark Mofo (June)
The mother of all mid-winter festivals, Dark Mofo celebrates the solstice’s lack of sunlight with public art installations, passionate performers, and intense nocturnal revelry. Pop-up evening events take place at atmospheric neon-or-fire-lit venues throughout the city.
*Dark Mofo is taking a break in 2024.
3. Dark Fringe (June)
Coinciding with Dark Mofo, this moody festival brings avant-garde artistic expression from the fringe into Hobart’s CBD. Art installations, off-the-wall performances, and live music shows comprise the freaky 17-day event.
4. MONA FOMO (January)
Australia’s top contemporary art museum hosts this hip summertime get-together. While most festivities occur at the MONA site, a string of mini shindigs sprout throughout the city. In addition to its galleries, expect provocative, boundary-pushing performances spanning music, theatre, and dance.
5. Taste of Summer (December-January)
As the spiritual successor to Taste of Tasmania, this food-focused shindig brings community spirit and delicious flavours back to Hobart. The Taste of Summer sees 75+ Tasmanian food and drink stalls serve quality bites and tipples at Princes Wharf No.1—it’s a must for every epicurean.
6. Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (January)
Australia’s most celebrated yacht race sees skilled skippers sail into Constitution Dock after a gruelling 628-nautical-mile trip from Sydney. You don’t have to be an ardent seafarer to appreciate the spectacle at the finish line.
7. Royal Hobart Regatta (February)
Dating back to 1838, this regal event is the state’s oldest and most prestigious sporting festival—it even warrants a public holiday. Sailing races, dragon boat rowing, and jet skiing exhibitions occur in the River Derwent before a raucous crowd. Wood-chopping competitions run by the riverfront, along with a string of other carnival-like festivities.
8. Gin-uary Hobart (January)
Connoisseurs of delicious clear spirits will love this small-scale event. Taking place in Battery Point, this boutique boozy knees-up sees the state’s best gin-producers converge. Thirsty attendees can sip a smorgasbord of delicious citrusy flavours after lining their bellies from the on-site food stalls.
Are you planning to attend a few regional shindigs?
While Hobart hosts some of the best festivals in Tasmania, you’ll find plenty of great events around the state. Here are some of our top picks.
1. Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival (July)
Set deep in apple country, this popular festival celebrates Huon’s fruit-based heritage with crate loads of cider and cockle-warming bonfires. Cruisy live tunes plus interactive arts and crafts exhibitions accompany the revelry.
2. Spring in the Vines (November)
Oenophiles might want to time their Tassie adventure for Spring in the Vines, a joyous vino-centric festival in the southern edges of the state. Vineyards in the Huon Valley, Coal River Valley, Derwent Valley, Tasman Peninsula, and Southern Midlands open their Cellar Doors for new vintage tastings.
3. Cygnet Folk Festival (February)
The hippy hamlet of Cygnet seems a logical place to host one of Australia’s most prestigious folk festivals. Since 1982, this lively three-day event has enthralled punters with performing artists from Tasmania, mainland Australia, and abroad.
4. Bream Creek Show (March)
A small country show with a big heart, this endearing agricultural show is a hit among locals and travelling families. Adults will love the arena games, while the kids will adore child-friendly activities like face painting, crazy bikes, and pony rides.
5. The Unconformity (October)
Taking place in Queenstown, this avant-garde affair showcases Western Tasmania’s unappreciated contemporary art scene.
6. Festivale (February)
Foodies should make a beeline towards Launceston for Festivale, a three-day celebration of locally produced food and beverages. Some 30,000 hungry punters flock to the satiating event each year. And with such proximity to the Tamar Valley, you can guarantee the quality will be good.
7. Bicheno Food & Wine Festival (November)
Lonnie isn’t the only city to throw a food-and-booze knees up in Tasmania. From the stunning seaside town of Bicheno, this indulgent event brings you the finest feeds on the East Coast. A festive atmosphere comes courtesy of funky live tunes and plenty of wine-fuelled frivolity.
8. Bloomin’ Tulip Festival (October)
Located in Northwest Tasmania, Table Cape Tulip Farm’s epic floral ensemble blooms to life in early October. To coincide with this colourful occurrence, the local council puts on the aptly named Bloomin’ Tulip Festival. Cheeky tipples, tasty nibbles, and live tunes make for a fun day out by the flowers.