Tasmania Motorhome Rental Info & Resources
Tasmania is many things- an island, a state, a wilderness and a home to half a million people. With cities of culture and history scattered amongst stretches of untouched native forest and unspoilt coastlines, it is a wonderful place for a holiday, and especially a campervan self-drive holiday.
Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, is a moderately-sized city with a big heart. It has a history stretching right back to the beginnings of European immigration, shown in the architecture, museums and historic sites of the city. Arts and culture are alive and well in Hobart, and can be experienced, amongst other places, at the Salamanca Place precinct which houses galleries, studios, music venues, cafes, restaurants, bars and the famous Salamanca Markets on Saturdays.
The city also makes a great starting point for a Tasmania road trip. Hobart International Airport is the main entry point to the island state, with frequent flights to Melbourne and other major Australian cities. Both tried-and-true international campervan rental companies and local Tasmanian suppliers offer plenty of options for rentals in Hobart and at the airport. The airport is just outside of Hobart and is close to some important sites in the wider area- One of these is the Port Arthur Historic Site which was a very early penal settlement, and another is the historic village of Richmond. This charming village has it all- history, fine dining, boutiques, vineyards and even a lolly shop with every kind of sweet treat one could wish for!
The Midland Highway from Hobart cuts inland to the cities and towns of the populated northern coast, and is a great way to see the island. Another good way to head north is the coastal Tasman Highway which follows the eastern coast of Tasmania, past the fabulous Coles Bay Conservation Area and Freycinet National Park, famous for scenery and beaches. Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay are both beautiful sandy coves and offer places to stay, including camping grounds for campervans and tents.