Tasmania is a brilliant holiday destination and undoubtedly the most rewarding on a self-drive trip. It’s small, chock-full of unique attractions and boasts phenomenal roads that are breathtaking at every turn. With a Hobart bargain car rental deal, you can enjoy a very comprehensive holiday without worrying about keeping to an organized tour schedule or, worse still, at the mercy of public transport.
With a hire car from Hobart, you can take in the sights of the Mt Wellington lookout (only 20km out of the CBD), and get up close and personal with all the most popular native Australian animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. That’s just day 1! Don’t get restricted by the tight schedules of organized tours, hop aboard your own vehicle and enjoy the freedom that comes from car rentals in Hobart.
Bargain Car Rentals offers a range of vehicles and services.
Hobart – and Tasmania in general – have something to offer everyone. And we do, too. Our fleet of sleek and modern vehicles includes 4-seater cars, 8-seater vans and 12-seater minibuses to suit groups of all shapes and sizes. Unbeatable deals include discounts on weekly rentals, the addition of a 2nd driver on the rental policy and as many kilometres as you can cover during your rental period.
With free quotes and professional service, we are the whole package. Just like Hobart!
Looking for a bus, ute or small truck? Hobart’s best rates on commercial vehicles.
Need to get a job done in Hobart? Then, you’ll need a sturdy commercial vehicle you can rely on. Whether you’re moving house or managing construction-industry contracts, we’ve got the perfect workhorse for you. Our inner-city Hobart depot stocks a hard-working fleet of vans, utes, removal trucks, trailers, and buses. Best of all, our Hobart commercial vehicle rentals work out way cheaper than the competition—bolster your business’s bottom line with Bargain Car Rentals.
Cheap Hobart Campervan Hire
Why fork out for hotels and car hire when you can combine the two with a cost-effective campervan rental in Hobart? Our reliable Toyota Hi-Ace campers have been professionally converted into functional mini-motorhomes to give you the comforts of home on the road. Decked out with cooking facilities, a sizeable freshwater tank, stacks of storage, and a cosy 2/3-berth convertible bed, you get everything you need to free camp in the wild. More of a holiday park-style road tripper? Our campers also come with 240v plug-ins.
Discover Tasmania’s jaw-dropping nature and savour the freedom only a campervan holiday can provide. The best bit? We offer the cheapest campervan rental rates in Tasmania.
Hobart is a wonderful mix of young and old, historic and super modern. But most of all, Hobart is about resplendent nature. The outstanding wilderness is just out of her beautiful centre’s boundaries, and within a mere hour of driving out of the city (with your Hobart rental car, of course) you could be hiking, mountain biking or simply soaking up the awe-inspiring views. Fantastic food, beers, and wine, as well as a wicked nightlife and art scene, make Hobart quite the fabulous all rounder.
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Bargain Car Rentals is an Australian Owned & Operated car rental company founded in Hobart, Tasmania over 15 years ago! Today we serve 90,000+ customers throughout 11 locations across the country.
Being the home of car hire in Hobart for over 15 years, we are proud to offer the best rates in Hobart. Hobart car hire prices vary with the season, the cooler months tent to be slightly cheaper with the price rising as the depand picks up in summer. Expect to pay between $35 and $75 dollars a day. Get a full quote on future Hobart car hire here.
Framed by Mount Wellington, Hobart is a scenic city with a slew of intriguing places to visit, from museums to markets and Mona.
1. Salamanca Place
This 19th-century cobblestone strip is Hobart’s premiere tourist district, complete with souvenir shops, art galleries, and cafes. Pop in on a Saturday to browse the famous Salamanca Markets. Once you’ve had a good stickybeak, ascend the historic Kelly’s Steps towards Battery Point.
2. Battery Point
Battery Point is a hilly suburban district named for its early 19th-century artillery installations. Famed for its quaint sandstone and weatherboard cottages, this former working-class neighbourhood is awash with chic boutiques and trendy eateries.
3. Constitution Dock
Opposite Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock is Hobart’s other historic waterfront district. Pastel-hued colonial buildings reflect on the shimmering harbour for an unbeatable photo opp. Nearby sites include Mawson’s Huts and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Love it or loathe it, the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) is one of the world’s most famous contemporary art exhibitions. Arrive with an open mind to appreciate some of the more eccentric installations. Combining entry with a cruise down the River Derwent sees you arrive in style.
5. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Perched on a hill overlooking the River Derwent, these verdant 14-hectare gardens host a bounty of exotic and native species. This cool-climate landscape was designed in 1818 to evolve with the seasons—autumn entails a kaleidoscope of colour.
6. Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Learn about Hobart’s dark convict past at this eerie 1830 penitentiary museum. The site formerly served as a jail, courthouse, and execution yard for trouble-making male convicts. Sign up for spooky after-dark ghost tours if you dare.
7. Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
During Tasmania’s tumultuous colonisation, thousands of women convicts were sent to the Cascades Female Factory to “reform”. Daily duties included chores like laundry and needlework. Travellers must visit the purpose-built facility on a guided tour.
8. Cascade Brewery Bar
All this sombre colonial history probably has you feeling emotionally weary. Thankfully, the Cascade Brewery Bar is only a short drive away. As Australia’s oldest brewery, this historic spot is perfect for sinking a cheeky afternoon beer or two.
9. Rosny Hill Lookout
One of Hobart’s most recognisable architectural landmarks is the Tasman Bridge, a massive five-lane thoroughfare built in 1965. Cruise your Bargain Car Rental ride over the Tasman Bridge towards Rosny Hill Lookout to admire the icon from above.
10. Mount Nelson Signal Station
Climb the steep hiking trail up Mount Nelson towards the Signal Station for sweeping Hobart and Derwent River views. If you don’t fancy a heat-thumping workout, you can drive your Hobart rental car up there instead.
As much as we adore the capital, Tasmania’s most spell-binding natural attractions reside outside the city. Here’s a shortlist of the top places to visit with a hire car from Hobart.
1. Kunanyi / Mount Wellington
Towering over the city, Mount Wellington is a playground for hikers, mountain bikers, and everyday sightseers.
2. New Norfolk
A quick drive out of the capital, New Norfolk personifies Tasmania’s quaint small-town charm. Browse the village’s bustling markets or treat yourself to a cuppa by the river.
3. Mount Field National Park
This diverse national park encapsulates the state’s immense natural splendour, from misty rainforest-shrouded waterfalls to shimmering high-altitude tarns.
4. Gordon Dam
The road trip towards Gordon Dam is among Tasmania’s finest, with glistening artificial lakes flanked by towering mountains. And this magnificent 140-metre concrete arch dam makes for a fitting finale.
5. The Huon Valley
Home to dense pine forests, picturesque apple orchards, and charming countryside villages, the Huon Valley is a lovely rural region with universal appeal.
6. Hartz Mountain
Hardy hikers can tackle the steep climb to the peak of Hartz Mountain, which affords sweeping views of Tasmania’s remote Southwest.
7. Bruny Island
A classic road trip destination, Bruny boasts everything from picture-perfect isthmus to artisanal food producers and sparkling secluded bays.
8. Port Arthur Historic Site
As Australia’s best-preserved convict site, Port Arthur serves as a sombre reminder of the nation’s chilling colonial history. Entry includes a boat cruise around the atmospheric Penitentiary.
9. Tasman National Park
Home to some of the world’s tallest sea cliffs, this jaw-dropping national park is a hit among energetic hikers. Tackle the Three Capes Track for a multi-day adventure, or hit Cape Hauy for a demanding 4-hour trek.
10. Maria Island
Animal lovers will cherish Maria Island, a car-free refuge for the state’s most endangered (and adorable) wildlife. Expect to encounter wombats, koalas, and even Tasmanian devils during your stay.
The best time to explore Hobart in a hire car is during summer (December to February) for its warm, sunny days and crisp, pleasant evenings. But summer is also peak season, so expect higher prices and thicker tourist throngs—the school holidays are especially hectic. Shoulder season months like November and March offer a quieter alternative with a comfortable climate.
While Tasmania gets wet and chilly and in the off-season, few other tourists visit this time of year. That means you’ll feel like you’ve got the whole place to yourself.