Rent a car at Hobart City with Europcar
Nestled on the River Derwent and overlooked by the 1270 metre tall Mount Wellington, Australia’s most southerly city is wonderfully picturesque with a turbulent and fascinating past. As the capital of Tasmania, this vibrant location is home to many attractions – so why not hire a vehicle from Europcar Hobart City and get your adventure off to a smooth start?
You will find our centrally located rental station on Harrington Street just a stone’s throw from St. David’s Park and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
The Europcar car hire experience at Hobart City
Whether you’re touring Hobart alone or are visiting the area as a family, we have a vehicle to suit your needs. While solo passengers may prefer something small and eco-friendly like the Nissan Micra, those with a need for extra space and plenty of legroom can suss out rides such as the Mitsubishi Outlander. We even have a prestige range, so if you like the finer things in life how about cruising through Hobart in a BMW 2 Series Convertible?
Our flexible long and short-term car hire solutions make renting a vehicle for your trip hassle-free. Cars are available for one-off day trips and long excursions alike with our three-step booking system making it easy to secure the vehicle of your choice for selected dates. No matter what you opt for, you will receive a fast and efficient service with our customer service representatives ensuring you drive away from Hobart City happy.
Discover Hobart City and surroundings by car
With a hire car you can explore the very best of Hobart City and unravel the area’s fascinating culture. Once a tough penal colony where prisoners were sent to do years of hard labour, it’s no surprise that many of Hobart’s attractions reflect this dark period dating back to 1803.
From the Penitentiary Chapel which gives an insight into convict life, to the old harbour quarter of Battery Point which was largely erected by convicts, Hobart’s history is easy to unravel. Should you want to learn more about this intriguing period, don’t miss the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which reveals facts about aboriginal and convict life.
Other places of interest within Hobart include Tasman Bridge – one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks – and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens which look out towards the Derwent River. Another talked about attraction is the Mona Museum and Art Gallery which houses an impressive collection of modern exhibits.
If you want to make the most of your hire car, you could also enjoy a day trip to Port Arthur located 95 kilometres south-east of Hobart. This UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled at the remote tip of the Tasman Peninsula was once a settlement for the most brutal of convicts condemned to hard labour. You can also head north-east from Hobart to Richmond – one of the earliest settlements in Tasmania – or south to Kettering where you can hop on a ferry across D'Entrecasteaux Channel to Bruny Island.
Need time to simply relax and unwind? Then the Hartz Mountains National Park is just 80 kilometres from Hobart as is Mount Field National Park.
Driving in Hobart
When driving around Hobart and touring the rest of Australia, be sure to stay on the left hand side of the road and overtake on the right. Follow all road signs and obey local laws which include not breaking speed limits, not using a mobile phone behind the wheel and not driving under the influence of alcohol.
Throughout Hobart, most local attractions are well-signposted making navigation easy. You can also use Mount Wellington and the River Derwent to gain your bearings.
With regards to parking, if you leave your car on the street, follow the instructions on nearby signs to avoid fees. Off-street car parks are dotted throughout the city with the Hobart Central Car Park offering plenty of spaces.