Tasmania, Australia’s spectacular island state, is one of the country’s best destinations to embark on a self-driven campervan hire Tasmania road trip. Begin your adventure with a Cruisin’ Motorhome hire Hobart!
Hobart is the state’s capital, a picturesque city located at the foot of magnificent Mount Wellington, where the Derwent River meets the Tasman Sea. Currently at the cutting edge of an arts and culture boom, the city’s claim to fame is the Museum of Old and New Art – MONA, showcasing contemporary and controversial artistic treasures.
Take some time to explore the city’s sandstone colonial architecture around the historic suburb of Battery Point, and stop for a cuppa at a quaint café. A must-do on Saturdays is Salamanca Market, where you can purchase fresh produce for your campervan hire Hobart kitchen!
The waterfront’s wharfs offer a wide range of award-winning restaurants and scenic cruises if you wish to explore Tasmania’s rugged coastline from the sea. There are also winery and whiskey distillery tours throughout nearby Derwent and Coal River Valleys which can be easily accessed with your campervan hire Tasmania.
Upon collecting your campervan hire Tasmania from the Cruisin’ Motorhome hire Hobart branch, you might like to consider spending your first few nights at nearby Hobart Airport Tourist Park or Barilla Holiday Park, while you become accustomed to your campervan rental Hobart and get acquainted with the Hobart area.
Once you’ve had time to discover Hobart and feel comfortable hitting the road, be sure to take your campervan hire Tasmania to the summit of Mount Wellington for panoramic views of the city and beyond, before venturing on to circumnavigate the rest of Tasmania. From rolling hills to temperature rainforest and surf beaches, the roadside scenery is sure to stun you!
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Book your campervan hire Hobart with Cruisin’ Motorhome hire Tasmania today to embark on the roadside adventure of a lifetime! Our friendly reservations team will be able to assist you with choosing the perfect RV hire Tasmania hire for your needs and can be contacted at 1300 664 485.
If this is your first time driving around Tasmania in a campervan hire Hobart we recommend this Hobart round trip campervan hire itinerary.
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Tasmania is famous for “4 seasons in 1 day” type weather. It can be snowing on minute, sunshine the next. The average maximum temperature in summer is between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius. Winter average sits between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. The warmest months are December-March.
No matter the season, always prepare for all conditions when holidaying in Tasmania.
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Tasmania is December-February thanks to more reliable weather conditions & seasonal events. If you prefer to travel in slightly out of peak-tourism season, March-May might be more suitable.
Salamanca Market – A vibrant outdoor market that is adored by locals and visitors. Held every Saturday from 8:30am to 3pm, Salamanca Market boasts hundreds of impressive stalls. Fresh produce, food trucks, souvenirs, jewellery, distillers, fudge – you’ll find it all here!
Taste of Tasmania – A foodie’s wonderland, in the heart of Hobart’s Salamanca waterfront! Taste of Tasmania is the states largest food and drink festival, first established in 1988. A great way to sample or feast on all the food and wine Tasmania has to offer.
Dark Mofo – Debuting in 2013, Dark Mofo transformed a once quiet Tasmanian winter into a bustling city. Mid-June, Hobart becomes jam-packed with things to see and do. From light shows, winter feasts, to a nude swim – This arts, food and music-based festival has made quite a name for themselves so mainlanders will often travel exclusively for this festival.
Mona Foma – An annual music and arts festival run by Violent Femmes Brian Ritchie and the team behind Mona. A unique and must-do summer festival in Launceston. Ticketing and programming is usually announced in early December and runs mid-late January.
Targa Tasmania – A must-do event for car enthusiasts, this famous six-day racing event starts in Geroge Town and ends in Hobart. This free event happens early March. Watch for one day or follow the entire event in your motorhome. It is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist events and an excellent excuse to see more of Tasmania.
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – The Salamanca Waterfront is a hub of excitement during the Rolex Sydney to Hobart event. It is considered one of the most challenging yacht races in the world, so it’s a thrill to watch the boats arrive at the finish line! The race begins in Sydney on boxing day and finishes in Hobart around the new year’s period.
Tasmania has made a name for themselves over the years for their ever-evolving food and drink industry. When you’re visiting the region, indulge on warm cider, fresh oysters, and scallop pies. The state has contemporary & fine dining sprawled throughout its entirety – Tasmania’s bustling food industry has transformed small towns into exciting new ventures for foodies.
Renowned wineries, breweries & eateries:
Home to many heritage wonders, including the oldest bridge is Australia (Richmond Bridge) – Tasmania has a rich history that is adored by locals and tourists alike. You will also find Australia’s largest private museum (Mona) – an extraordinarily unique experience that will be talked about for weeks after visiting.
Tasmania is one of the best places in Australia to bushwalk thanks to its cool climate and incredible natural beauty and flora. Discover Tasmania have compiled a list of 60 Short Walks, otherwise these walks come highly recommended
- Cape Tourville in Freycinet National Park
- Dove Lake Circuit in Cradle Mountain
- Echo Point in Lake St Clair
- Lake Esperance in Hartz Mountains National Parks
- Liffey Falls Walk in Liffey Falls State Reserve
- Nelson Falls in Franklin-Gordon wild Rivers National Park
- Three Falls Circuit in Mount Field National Park
- Waterfall Bay in Tasman National Park
- Painted Cliffs on Maria Island National Park
Motorhome friendly free camping
Tasmania has an abundance of low cost and free camping. Research ahead of time to make sure your vehicle and the surrounding terrain is appropriate. Some camp spots that have been recommended by previous holiday makers:
- Mole Creek Hotel
- Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel
- The Pondering Frog, Bicheno
- Preservation Bay, Penguin
- Friendly Beaches, Isaac’s Point
- The Berry Patch, Turners Beach
- Iron House Brewery, Four Mile Creek
- Coalmines, Port Arthur
- Lake St Clair