Hobart Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Hobart

The easiest way to get to Hobart is by air. The city's airport sees several flights each day from various Australian cities. You can find an Enterprise Rent-A-Car location at the airport or pick up your vehicle in downtown Hobart. More adventurous travelers may want to take the ferry from Melbourne, which usually leaves twice a day. This journey takes 9-11 hours, so it's not recommended if you're in a hurry.

What to do and see in Hobart

The capital of Tasmania, Hobart, offers visitors a warm island welcome. Whether you're looking to stay in the city or you want to explore the rest of the island, this is a fresh and exciting destination. One of the best starting points is Mount Wellington, also known by the Aboriginal name of Kunanyi. This soaring peak offers dramatic views across the city and the surrounding Tasman Peninsula. It's a great spot for hiking or biking, but check the weather forecast before setting out. With its peak at a whopping 1,271 m above sea level, Mount Wellington often sees snow, even in summer.

Tasmania was once a convict colony, and you can learn about this history at Port Arthur. A 90-minute drive from the city, Port Arthur is a World Heritage Site with around 60 buildings to explore. This is a fascinating place to visit, with a strong focus on education. As well as the historical information, Port Arthur has some beautiful natural sights. It's worth taking the time to visit the Remarkable Cave, a well-named natural wonder, and explore the hiking trails around Port Arthur. You can also stop at the Lavender Farm to enjoy the invigorating scent of fresh lavender and pick up some souvenirs.

MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, has become one of Hobart's most famous attractions. This wacky museum doesn't have much in common with a traditional art gallery. Its exhibits are quirky and eclectic, and many have been chosen for shock value. Think twice before bringing the kids, as some of the exhibits here may upset sensitive youngsters.

Tasmania has unparalleled air quality, and it's becoming increasingly well-known for its fresh produce. Try some for yourself at one of Hobart's great markets. The Salamanca market runs every Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm and offers artisan products, crafts and live music as well as food. On Sunday mornings, the Farm Gate Markets are far smaller but have a more distinguished atmosphere. Stalls here are only available to local producers, so you can be sure that the food you're buying is authentically Tasmanian.

Like the Australian mainland, Tasmania is rich in flora and fauna, so animal lovers should rejoice at the freedom available with a rental car in Hobart. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of the famous Tasmanian devil, but there are other animals like wombats, platypi and wallabies here. Some of the best places to go wildlife-spotting include the Tarkine region, Narawntapu National Park and Bruny Island. For guaranteed sightings, visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which offers a great day out for the whole family.

Driving in Hobart

Renting a car or van in Hobart is easy, but driving there is very different from other Australian capitals. The downtown area is known for its network of one-way streets, and right-hand turns are often forbidden. It's best to plan your route with an app or GPS to avoid frustration. Unlike Sydney or Melbourne, which have wild, flat streets, Hobart's roads are often narrow and steep. Locals often prefer to drive through the city well below the speed limit, so allow yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

The roads in and around Hobart are in generally good condition, with clear signposts. There are large parking garages on Argyle Street and Victoria Street, which are excellent options if you would like to visit the central business district (CBD). On-street parking is controlled by parking meters. Don't worry if you're not carrying cash. One of the easiest ways to use these meters is by downloading the EasyPark app. This way, you'll be able to pay for your parking with your cell phone. The EasyPark app is used all over Tasmania, making it ideal if you plan to drive around the state. Be warned that you shouldn't park on Salamanca Place on a Friday night. As the Saturday morning market is set up in the early hours, your car will probably be towed overnight.

Tasmania is very mountainous in places, with narrow, winding roads with many sharp bends. Keep this in mind when planning a route. Trips may take longer than you expect, as it's often impossible to drive at the maximum speed limit. On the plus side, you'll be rewarded with some truly spectacular views as you drive through the mountains. In winter, snow can create hazards. Roads commonly become icy, even within the city of Hobart itself. In the mountains, roads may be closed due to snow, so check local weather reports before beginning a journey.

Watch out for animals, which can cause hazards on the roads. Unlike on the Australian mainland, Tasmania does not have herds of kangaroos roaming around. However, it still has plenty of wildlife. Keep an eye out for animal crossing signs, and slow down if you are driving at dawn or dusk when most marsupials are at their most active.

Car and van rental in Australia with Enterprise

Enterprise Australia offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Hobart

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Hobart

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Hobart, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.