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Campervan hire in Tasmania | Where to book, what to know

Feel the freedom and explore the untamed beauty of Tasmania with your ideal campervan from just $1 a day.

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From the breathtaking peaks of Cradle Mountain to the pristine coastline and wilds of the national parks, Australia's island state is perfect for long, meandering campervan holidays.

Here's our guide on where to hire your next home on wheels in Tasmania, hire locations, tips for driving through our most southern state and what to know about renting.

Where to book campervan hire in Tasmania

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1. Cruisin' Motorhomes

Homegrown Tasmanian company Cruisin' offers a personal touch to your road tripping adventure. Owners Dennis and Tina Lucas provide everything from two-berth hi tops to six-berth deluxe campervans.

  • Discounts: Early bird and long hire offers available
  • Unique inclusions and features: Flexible cancellation options including refunds and credits, large range of vehicles to accommodate up to six people
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Hobart
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2. Tasmania Campers

For the budget conscious, Tasmanian Campers provides cheap rentals on comfortable campervans. Cruise the Tasmanian coastline in a roomy home-away-from-home or go bush in a 4WD bush camper.

  • Discounts: Rates as low as $40 for trips over 22 days in the winter and $200 in the peak summer season
  • Unique inclusions and features: Specialises in off-road adventures with roomy 4WD campervans, free starter pack with regional and activities guide
  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Hobart
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3. Camptoo

Unlike traditional campervan hire, Camptoo acts as a marketplace for travellers to hire out their next ride from private owners right across the country. Take your pick from multi-berths, hi-tops and luxury vans.

  • Discounts: N/A
  • Unique inclusions and features: Essentials such as kitchens, suitable for taller individuals, international licences and pet-friendly options available
  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Hobart and Launceston
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4. Maui Rentals

Looking to travel in style? Maui offers plenty of luxury as well as panoramic views with its fleet of first-rate campervans.

  • Discounts: Save up to 60% with special deals
  • Unique inclusions and features: All campervans are under two years old, luxurious campervans with all the mod-cons
  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Hobart Airport
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5. Apollo

Providing quality service since 1985, Apollo makes road trips easy with a huge range of top-notch campervans. This includes compact hi top campers for two, spacious motorhomes and 4WD campers.

  • Discounts: Early bird 5% off all location pickups
  • Unique inclusions and features: 24/7 roadside assistance, "how-to" videos, access to campsites and special deals on local attractions on the ApolloConnect app
  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Hobart Airport
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6. Britz

Britz provides a range of spacious, high-end campervans. Choose from compact vans for two to a home on wheels for large families and groups.

  • Discounts: 35% off Hobart rentals before 30 June 2021.
  • Unique inclusions and features: Pet-friendly options, essentials including kitchen gear and bedding, travel videos, navigation tools and 24/7 phone support
  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Hobart (Airport included)
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7. GoCheap Campervans

Tasmanian owned and operated, GoCheap Campervans specialises in budget-friendly campers that don't skimp on quality. Relax on your road trip with a fully equipped kitchen, television and bedding.

  • Discounts: Get 5% off early bird bookings or 10% off for hires over 21 days
  • Unique inclusions and features: 24/7 roadside assistance, price match guarantee on the same campervan and dates
  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Hobart
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What to know before renting a campervan in Tasmania

How much is campervan hire in Tasmania?

The cost of hiring a campervan in Tasmania varies depending on the size of the van and amenities. A campervan for two can start from $119 and one that hosts five people can start from upwards of $200 per day. If you're keen to hit the ground running, head on over to Wicked Campers to book your ride.

Can you park a campervan anywhere in Tasmania?

You can't park your campervan anywhere in Tasmania, but fortunately, there are over 50 caravan parks across the state and over 100 free camping sites. You should always plan ahead and book a site where you can park – camping in Tasmania is popular and you don't want to arrive and be disappointed.

How long do I need to travel around Tasmania by campervan?

For a leisurely trip seeing all the sites from Port Arthur to Strahan, you should aim to spend 2 weeks travelling around Tasmania. A 14-day trip covers 1,780 kilometres and amounts to 1 day and 44 minutes of time on the road.

If you've only got 5 days, the North-East Coast is entirely doable over 598 kilometres, amounting to 8 hours and 10 minutes of driving time.

When is the best time to get a campervan in Tasmania?

Summer is the best time to grab a campervan in Tasmania. Although it will be busy, the warm weather is perfect for outdoor activities and the long days give you more time to take in the natural sites.

What licence do I need to drive a motorhome in Tasmania?

You'll need a full driver's licence to drive a motorhome in Tasmania. If you're coming from overseas, you can hire a campervan with an international driver's licence which must be in English, or you can also provide a translation of your non-English licence.

Are there any age restrictions to driving a caravan in Tasmania?

Most rental companies have a minimum age restriction of 21 to hire a caravan. Some companies have options for people aged 18 to 21 with special conditions, such as Tasmanian Campers and Britz.

Do I need specific caravan insurance?

Most companies cover basic caravan insurance in your campervan rental, but it's worth looking into a more comprehensive insurance to be on the safe side. If you're towing a caravan, you may need to insure this separately. For more information, take a look at our guide on motorhome insurance.

What factors influence the cost of campervan hire in Tasmania?

Factors influencing the cost of campervan hire in Tasmania include the time of year you're travelling, the length of hire, the size of the campervan and any extra comforts you require. According to Motorhome Republic, a campervan hire for 1 week during summer ranges from $3,706 to $3,977 if you pick up in Devonport and drop off in Hobart. A summer trip from Hobart to Launceston for 1 week ranges from $2,297 to $3,678. For a winter road trip, rental prices can range between $666 and $1,126 in Tasmania.

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Campervan hire locations in Tasmania

Most campervan hire companies in Tasmania have pick-up and drop-off available from Hobart only. However, some rental companies provide vehicle hire locations in other cities including Devonport and Launceston. Bargain Car Rentals and Leisure Rent have campervans available from these cities.

Tips for driving a campervan in Tasmania

A road trip through Tasmania takes you on all sorts of twists and turns. Here are a few tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable journey:

  • It takes around 7 days (1,500km) to do the full lap around Tasmania. There's plenty of long stretches, so be sure to take rest breaks every two hours or so.
  • Take note of speed signs on winding roads and slow down.
  • Campervans can be double the height and length of regular vehicles. Make sure to watch for height indicator signs at low level crossings or car parks.
  • It's best to avoid driving at night as many nocturnal animals are active on Tasmanian roads after dusk.
  • Watch out for kangaroos, particularly at dusk and dawn.
  • There are many unsealed dirt roads that you can take in Tasmania, but be sure to slow down and drive carefully on them.
  • Certain watercourses in Tasmania can be prone to flooding when it storms including the Sullivans Cove and Sandy Bay areas in Hobart, the Agnes Rivulet and Dover Rivulet, and parts of Kermandie River and the Franklin Foreshore. If you come across a road that is flooded, you should avoid it as driving through can be extremely dangerous.

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