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Tasmania Car Hire

Conveniently located throughout Tasmania

Get back to nature with a holiday to Tasmania, or as the locals like to call it Tassie! Tasmania is a picturesque island nestled remotely at the bottom of the sundried continent of Australia. With no regular trains (only a small amount of tourist railways) and hardly any traffic, the best way to discover Tasmania's secrets is by jumping in a comfortable Thrifty hire car.

Make the most out of your working holiday by exploring the ins and outs Tasmania, in a deluxe sedan or cheerful hatch. You can weave along the smooth-winding roads that take you to some of Australia's most beautiful and secluded spots.

We also offer an incredible range of hire cars suitable for a family travelling with the little ones on a budget. Our SUVs have big boots that can easily fit a picnic with smelly cheeses and tasty wine, as well as your holiday luggage. Watch out for the cute and fluffy animals crossing the roads!

Tasmania City and Airport locations:

Hobart Aiport Hobart City
Launceston Airport Launceston City

Optional extras available at Tasmania Car Hire

Tasmania isn't as small as you think! You'll need several days of driving to explore only a small percentage of this wild landscape. It's easy to get lost in the many twisting roads that have been printed onto Tasmania's land.

Did you know Tasmania is Australia's smallest state? We've considered this and that's why Thrifty offers the affordable hire of a GPS unit that will help you navigate the small state better.

Leave your baby seat or child seat at home! Enjoy the relaxing vibe of Tasmania by making the smart choice of hiring a Thrifty baby seat (for children up to 4 years) and a child booster seat (for children up to 7 years). Makes life easier!  

Opening hours for early rises

As the sunrises across the rugged landscape, the road is whispering to you. It says, "Get going!" We are situated in Tasmania's prime locations, which include Hobart Airport, Hobart City, Launceston Airport and Launceston. General hours run from 7:30am until 5:30pm weekly and 7.30am to 4pm on weekends.

Things to see and do in Hobart

Australia's second oldest city knows its food and wine. With many festivals to attend and markets to roam, Hobart is a city that offers the lot. The epic Mt Wellington - a beautiful mountain to walk up - surrounds the city of Hobart. As well as the Derwent River perfect for sailing and boat cruises.

Foodies will be at home amongst the many restaurants, bars and cafes that sprinkle the streets of Hobart. Visit the Salamanca Market, held every Saturday to taste test the glorious produce that Tasmania's best farmers dish up. Meander through North Hobart's Elizabeth Street to see the laidback/alternative side to this quaint city or enjoy some grub at Battery Point.

Exploring outer Tasmania

Did you know over 40 per cent of Tasmania is – in fact – a world heritage area? And it's no wonder why with such lush beauty and grand natural landscapes. Overseas jet-setters will be surprised and delighted by all Tasmania has to offer. Travellers are beckoned by its diverse natural attractions and remote beauty.

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area consists of many natural wonders, such as curving rivers, expansive reserves, epic peaks and dense valleys. With six national parks there's a lot to see and do in Tasmania, such as bushwalking, kayaking, horse riding and river cruises. Tasmania also has many convict sites to visit that include the Port Arthur Historic Site, Coal Mines Historic Site and Woolmers and Brickendon Estates, all easily accessible in your Thrifty car hire. So get cruising, there's a lot to see!