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Get a campervan hire in Hobart and have a grand start for a motorhome tour

Breathtaking natural beauty, fabulous food and wine, and fascinating history: Tasmania is a playground for every type of traveller on a campervan rental. With its leisurely stretches of highway and innumerable natural attractions, hiring a motorhome or campervan is the perfect way to discover the region.


The state's capital, Hobart, is the second-oldest city in Australia and is bordered by acres of untouched wilderness. Surrounded by mountains, beaches and the Derwent River, the city itself is full of great eateries, historic buildings, and delicious food markets best explored with a Hobart campervan hire.


Discover Tasmania with a motorhome hire from Hobart

Get ready to relax in the most entertaining way as you drive your campervan or motorhome to explore uniquely beautiful landscapes and interact with Tasmanian wildlife.

Kick off your Tasmania road trip by picking up a campervan rental in any of the two main centres, on the southeast end of the island in Hobart, or to the north in Launceston. Likewise, choosing from motorhome hire offers in Devonport is a good way to uncover the region.


Pick up your campervan rental in Hobart and enjoy the sunset at Bruny Island.


Hobart campervan rental in Tasmania

There is plenty of choices when booking a Tasmania campervan hire for your Hobart adventure. Whether you’re taking your family on a memory-filled holiday, heading out with a small group of friends, or looking to travel in luxury with a special someone, there is something for every kind of traveller.


With a cheap campervan hire Hobart, you’ll be able to make your way around the sights, activities, and events taking as much time as you need and sticking to your own schedules. You can use the information below to learn everything you need to know about where to go, what to see and what to do.


Enjoy this stunning region over a space of a few days, or hire a campervan/motorhome hire Tasmania for a couple of weeks and experience everything this Australian state has to offer at a leisurely pace. At Motorhome Republic, let us help you narrow down the search options, simply type in your dates, group size and filter for preferences and select by price and model.

Campervan Rentals in Hobart and Tasmania

Motorhome Republic aims to make it easy for you to find the right motorhome rental Hobart for your Tasmania road trip holiday. Our website compares major brands worldwide for your convenience and the booking process is so easy and secured. All you need to do is put your pick up date and drop off date into the search engine to see a list of vehicle options from a range of campervans hire Tasmania suppliers so you can compare and complete your booking. If you need help, just call us anytime and our customer service team is willing to assist you with any camper van rental inquiries you may have.


Here are a few of the top and trusted brands where you can hire a campervan in Hobart.

Go Cheap Motorhomes and Cruisin’ Tasmania Motorhomes

Operating from the same depot just 4 kilometres from Hobart Airport, Go Cheap and Cruisin’ Tasmania offer a quick start to your motorhome rental Tasmania holiday. Cruisin’ makes it easy for couples and groups to pick up a campervan rental with multiple options for two-person sleeper vans as well as four- and six-berth motorhomes. All their rentals are the latest models and come with unlimited kilometres, travel maps and comprehensive insurance.

Go Cheap have a similar range of models with a variety of two-person hitops and RVs with and without bathrooms, and a number of larger motorhomes suited for four to six passengers in a fleet comprised of Mercedes, Ivecos, and Fords. The office is located at 3 Runway Place in Cambridge, TAS 7170 Australia and has branch hours from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Sunday most of the year. The depot is closed on Sundays from May to the end of August and on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Good Friday. There are no transfers available so you will need to grab a taxi to get to the depot.

Maui Campervan Hire and Britz Rentals

Maui and Britz are part of the same company of campervan hire in Tasmania, both located at 14 Long Street only 500 metres from the Hobart Airport. Take a quick 5-minute walk to get to the depot from the airport, or grab a taxi or bus if you make the 17 kilometre trip from Hobart city. Maui Campervan Hire has four models to choose from. There’s the two-person Ultima Campervan with an on-board shower/toilet unit or the three-person Ultima Plus Campervan for a little extra space. The Beach Motorhome sleeps up to four people, and the Platinum River Campervan sleeps six with stacks of space to spare for storage and living areas.

Britz Rentals has a little of everything, from basic hitops and vans to compact RVs, six-berth motorhomes and 4WD trucks with sleeping spaces in their pop tops. The Hobart depot is closed throughout the low season from May to the end of August but opens again in September from 7:30 am to 4 pm. The branch is also closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Australia Day.

Apollo Campers and Motorhomes

Apollo has three campervans available for hire in Hobart - a basic hitop van, a two-person Euro Tourer with a few kitchen facilities and a bathroom, and the Endeavour Camper, which is a little larger and has room for two adults and two children. In their motorhome category, Apollo has three different options for groups of four - Euro Camper, Euro Star and Euro Slider. The most spacious of these is the Fiat Ducato Euro Slider, but the biggest campervan rental in Apollo is the six-berth Euro Deluxe, which is fitted with three large double beds.

You can find the Apollo depot at 1 Hawkesford Rd in Cambridge, TAS 7170 Australia which is just over 4 kilometres from the airport and roughly 14 kilometres from Hobart city once you have arrived on the isle of Tasmania. There’s no transfer service, but you can easily grab a taxi from the airport or from the CBD. Note that the branch shuts down completely in the low season from July 1 to the end of August, and is closed on Sundays throughout April and May. Aside from that, the depot is open every day with branch hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Tassie Motorshacks

Tassie Motorshacks have got you sorted when it comes to affordable and flexible hire campers in Hobart with plenty of budget options. You’ve got the choice of hitops, backpacker vans, two-berth vans with a shower/toilet, and three- and four-berth vans for family trips. Every single one of them comes with side awnings, free travel maps, 24-hour roadside assistance, and unlimited kilometres.

The Tassie Motorshacks depot is located at 12 Aqua Place, Seven Mile Beach, around 11 kilometres from the Hobart Airport. Transfers to and from the airport are included, or you can make your own way there. The office is only closed on Christmas Day but is open 8:30 am to 5 pm weekdays and 9 am to 4 pm over the weekends throughout the year. If you want to leave Tasmania from Launceston and take the ferry back to the mainland, you can leave your camper at the depot in Launceston for a relocation fee of $500.

Bargain Rentals and Energi Motorhome Hire

Bargain Rentals and Energi Motorhome Hire provide free transfers from the Hobart Airport and city hotels within business hours to their depot at 173 Harrington Street. This office is about 20 kilometres from the airport right in the centre of the city, giving you a chance to take a look at this bustling hub before you head off on your trip around Tasmania. The office opens at 8 am and closes at 5 pm on weekdays, and runs 9 am to 3 pm on weekends, but you can arrange after-hours pick ups for later flights for a service fee.

Bargain Rentals’ smallest camper is a two-person Mercedes Sprinter, but even that has shower/toilet facilities, plus a fridge, stove, and microwave. There are also three- and four-berth campervans available, as well family and deluxe four- and six-berth motorhomes with all the mod cons for a comfortable trip. Energi Motorhomes offers two campervan options, suited for either two or three adults (or two adults and two children in some cases). Note that the rental options for Energi do not have bathroom facilities so you’ll need to stay in campgrounds for the duration of your travels.

Tasmania Campers

Tasmania Campers is located at 32 Kennedy Drive in Cambridge, roughly 5 kilometres (or a seven-minute drive) from Hobart Airport. You can either make your own way there or pay for the shuttle service from the company by booking in advance. The range of campervans includes a basic two-person sleeper van, a 4WD bush camper with space for two adults and two kids, and a 2-3 passengers trail finder hitop.

These rentals come with an unlimited number of kilometres per day, no charge for extra drivers, a free starter pack with plenty of information on regional activities and maps, and comprehensive cover. Note that there is a minimum rental period of five days for all hires. The campervan hire Hobart branch is open every day from 8 am to 5 pm from October to the end of April, and 9 am to 4 pm for the rest of the year, only closing on Christmas Day.


These campervan rental suppliers have their own branch facilities: Toilet, Tourist Information, Lounge area, Luggage storage, Television, Coffee making facilities, and Wifi.

Plan your Hobart motorhome hire road trip

With its World Heritage sites, art galleries, iconic national parks, abundant wildlife and beautiful beaches, Tasmania is the perfect place to get a Hobart campervan hire and hit the road. Begin in the state capital of Hobart, making sure you experience all this southern city has to offer before you go.

In this guide, you’ll find links to our recommended Tasmania campervan hire road trip itineraries, as well as a look into the top things to do in the region. Hobart and Tasmania have some brilliant activities in which to partake, and many photo-worthy attractions to visit. Here we will introduce you to our top picks, and help you get a closer look at the happenings of the region, with additional Hobart-related articles.


Enjoy the scenic view of Tasmania during your campervan hire Hobart holiday.


Campervan hire itineraries beginning or ending in Hobart Tasmania

Compared to the mainland of Australia, Tasmania looks small on the map, but with nature parks, wineries, beaches, and interesting cities to explore, there is a lot to do. Tasmania is a treasure trove of beautiful scenery, fantastic dining, and unique culture, in a compact and navigable setting aboard a private Hobart campervan hire. Choose a road trip below and get your great Tasmanian adventure started.


If you want to see Tasmania and all it has to offer, a 10-14 day trip would be a great start. Check out our Tasmania Itinerary and slowly meander for up to 21 days to truly get a sense of the gems of the state or pick and choose certain legs to make the most of whatever time you have.


Head your motorhome hire Hobart to Freycinet National Park - home to some of the most stunning beaches on the face of the planet.


Hobart Round Trip: A Taste of Tasmania (10-21 days)

Start and end your road trip in Hobart, and explore the far corners of Australia’s southernmost state. Visit the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, the town of Devonport, the Tasmania Zoo, and the breathtaking Wineglass Bay. You’ll get more than just a taste of Tasmania when you road trip this beautiful state in your Hobart campervan hire. Not only is it jampacked with stunning scenery and interesting towns, but this island state is the perfect size for exploring every nook and cranny. The total distance of this road trip is 1188 km, and while we recommend taking 10 - 21 days to see it all, you’re free to chop and change as it suits you.


Hobart to Hobart Road Trip (7 days)

If you’re interested in a shorter round trip, this Hobart to Hobart route is a suggested 7 days, sticking to the main highlights Tasmania has to offer. Pick up your motorhome in Hobart, and head north along the coast before ducking inland to visit Launceston and exploring the wine region. The route then takes you to the west coast, before swinging back inland to the Southwest Lakes. Don’t miss the Southwest National Park, full of beautiful nature reserves and pristine lakes to explore. Check out the fascinating Creepy Crawly Nature Trail; this 20-minute walk is a hit with the kids and even the adults could learn a thing or two. End your road trip back in Hobart and explore the capital city before heading on your way.


Visit the Salamanca Market with your Hobart campervan rental for their astounding array of Tasmania's food and crafts.

Image: eGuide Travel

Activities and attractions in Hobart

In addition to adrenaline-inducing outdoor pursuits, this place has a range of great activities and attractions that are must-sees on your campervan hire Tasmania Hobart road trip.

Things to do, must-see attractions, activities - whatever you want to call them Tasmania has a ton. Many of the state’s most popular sites are natural creations that have been around for as long as the island, while there is also a good serving of man-made must-see as well. For those travelling on a campervan rental, there’s no reason why you won’t be able to tick all of these activities, as well as many more of your own choosing, off your list.

Music, Arts and History

Hobart has a fascinating history, and amongst the music and arts scene, there are multiple tours, centres and museums where you can learn more about Tasmania’s story.


  • Tasmania Museum

  • Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

  • Battery Point

  • Port Arthur Historic Site


Food & Wine

Often a highlight of road trips is the delicious dining hot spots you find along the way. Hobart has some spectacular restaurants, markets and breweries ready to indulge and delight your inner foodie as you explore Tasmania.


  • Salamanca Markets

  • Coal River Valley


Outdoor Activities

From King River Rafting to Mt Wellington Bike Tours, if getting the blood pumping and the heart racing is on your holiday agenda, then Hobart has some brilliant sports activities for you. Join one of the Kayak Day Tours and paddle your way through some of Tasmania’s most stunning waters, or don your leathers and jump on a bike with Moto Adventure Tasmania to see the road in a new light.


Breathe in the fresh air as you head out hiking, mountain biking or swimming in this stunning island state. Choose your own campervan hire Tasmania adventure and get to know Hobart from a brand new perspective.


  • Tasman Island Cruise

  • Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

  • Bruny Island Cruise

  • Constitution Dock



Notable national parks, beaches, and gardens are all on the horizon when you explore some of Hobart’s beautiful nature. Visit the animals at the Bonorong Wildlife park, or meander through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.


  • Mount Wellington

  • Cradle Mountain

  • Cataract Gorge

  • Tamar Valley

  • Tasman Peninsula

  • Maria Island National Park


Recommended holiday parks and campsites

When you pick up your motorhome rental, holiday park and campgrounds around Hobart provide a variety of options. Here are a few to choose from and their distance from airport:


  • Hobart Airport Tourist Park (2.5 km)

  • Discovery Holiday Parks – Hobart (20.7 km)

  • New Norfolk Caravan Park (49.4 km)


Useful FAQs about Hiring a Campervan in Hobart

How much does it cost to hire a campervan in Hobart Tasmania?

You’ll find that motorhome hire Hobart rates will vary based on vehicle availability and time of year you plan to rent. Enter your travel details in our search form to see available deals and vehicle models from a wide range of suppliers.Get the perfect Hobart campervan rental for your next Tassie road trip with Motorhome Republic.

How old do you have to be to rent a campervan in Hobart Tasmania?

People who want to drive a Hobart motorhome rental must be at least 21 years old. However, some providers allow 18-year old drivers to hire campervan Hobart, but a surcharge may apply.

Which campervan rental providers are available in Hobart?

Hobart Tasmania has a wide variety of rental suppliers offering campervans, motorhomes and campers including:

What type of driving license is required to hire a campervan in Hobart?

Hobart Tasmania campervan rentals can be driven with a standard full drivers' license. However, each person who wishes to drive a campervan needs to bring their own valid original licence. If the license is not in English, an International Driving Permit is required by all motorhome rental companies.

When's the best time of year to hire a campervan in Hobart?

Planning to explore Tasmania? While some parts of Australia seem to have two seasons, Tasmania’s four seasons are very distinct. Depending on the type of adventurer you are, it pays to check out what the weather will be like and what might be happening in each season before you head “Down Under” with your campervans Hobart. No matter what season, you’ll surely have an exciting Tassie road trip. There really is no bad time to visit.

Where can I fuel up my camper before returning to Hobart?

You can fuel up your motorhomes in BP Truckstop on Holyman Avenue or you can also go to Caltex at 263 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge.

Do I need to have a credit card in order to rent a campervan in Hobart?

Yes, a credit card (VISA or Mastercard) is a requirement at the time of pick up. Please note that campervan hire Tasmania suppliers do not accept cash.

Can I pick up or drop off my vehicle outside branch hours?

Unfortunately not. Hobart campervan must be collected or returned during branch operating hours. Please coordinate with the branch staff if you have inquiries on the exact time of your pick up/drop off date.

Where can I park my campervan in Hobart?

For Hobart's travelers who are visiting, shopping, and conducting business, the city provides a number of off-street car parks in and around the city centre. You may opt to park your Hobart motorhome rentals at Condell Place Car Park or Dunn Park. While Battery Point and Sandy Bay offer free on-street parking so you may also take advantage of that.

What are the best campervan rental companies in Tasmania?

Hiring a campervan in Hobart depends largely on what you need for your particular trip, but there are a number of highly reputable suppliers of campervan hire in Tasmania with great ratings such as Maui, Cruisin, and Leisure Rent.

Can I hire a campervan in Tasmania with a toilet and shower?

You can rent campervans with toilet and shower from any of our featured motorhome hire Tasmania suppliers. Visit our website and use our filters so you can narrow down your search for motorhomes with toilet/show facilities.

Can I pick up a campervan or motorhome in Tasmania and drop it off in another city?

Yes, major Tasmania motorhome hire suppliers offer one-way rentals from their camper hire Hobart branch. Visit our website and check out the best campervan locations. See available pick up and drop off points for your motor home rentals.


What's your next ideal travel location after Hobart and Tasmania? If you’re flying in or out of Australia’s major centres to discover more of the country, check out motorhome rental in Melbourne or Sydney and Newcastle in NSW. Other popular options include hiring a campervan in Brisbane or Cairns in QLD, and even Adelaide in SA to explore other hidden gems in the country. Alternatively, you can check out RV rental deals and explore New Zealand or opt to start your campers/motorhome hire adventure from the United States or anywhere in Canada.