Tasmania Car Rental


"Tasmania Car Rental - Finding the best deal!"

We've been to Tasmania a few times now and every time, we hire a car, even if we intend to spend our time mainly around the city.

That's because there's just so much to see and do around the cities, not to mention getting out and about in the countryside.

You can get organised tours that will take in the key sites, but there's nothing quite like doing your own thing, stopping when you want and making the most of your trip.

The roads are also really quiet, so driving around here is easy. Key attractions are well signposted so getting lost is very unlikely.





Which Operator for Tasmania Car Rental?


All the major suspects operate out of Tasmania. They are all about the same in my view and it just depends who is on deal or offering a discount when you intend to travel.

Most are available from the airport or in the cities themselves.

  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • Europcar
  • Avis
  • All the above have multiple locations available for pick up and drop off including Hobart, Devonport and Launceston.

    There are also a couple of new kids on the block car rental Tasmania options too. Given they are competing with the big boys, they are often willing to under cut their prices:

  • Economycarrentals.com
  • locostautrorent.com


  • How to Compare Prices Quickly?


    The best way to do this is go to www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au They compare all the top 4 mentioned above so you can compare easily.

    You could then cross check this with the two newer companies (also mentioned above) to check you have the best price.

    I've used these guys every time I fly and then need a car.

    Whilst the respective company (e.g. Hertz, Avis etc) always tries to talk me into upgrading or taking out additional insurance to reduce the excess, I always feel good about getting the cheapest quote on offer - and it's so quick too.



    Looking for Something Different?


    What about hiring a sports car? This would be a wonderfully romantic gesture for you and your other half?

    Or perhaps you fancy treating yourself and enjoying those windy hair pin bend roads?

    Located out of Launceston Apple Isle Sports Car hire has a great range of sports cars from a Porsche to the Mazda MX5.

    Prices are reasonable starting at $40 per day going right up to $200 for a top of the range porsche.

    Their price is all inclusive but they recommend you take out travel insurance which covers you for the excess should you have an accident which seems fair enough.

    See my page to get more info on Australian Travel Insurance



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