273 Kennedy Drive
Are you ready to visit Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city with exceptional beauty and heritage? With so many picturesque spots to visit and explore, you should definitely hire a car or minivan when you arrive at the Hobart Airport. If you want a good car with low price and top-notch customer service, you should go with East Coast Car Rentals. We will pick you up right from the Airport, free-of-charge and bring you to our nearby office (just a couple of kilometres away). You will get the best rental rates and a wide range of reliable vehicles to choose from – Compact, Economy Manual or Auto, Metro, Intermediate, Family, Family SUV, 8 Seater and 12 Seater. Most of our vehicles are very new and not older than 2 years old. You can rely on us as we are one of the larger independent car hire operators in Australia, established since 1979. So, make a booking with us now, using the form below. You pay nothing upfront.
Our Hobart Airport branch is situated at 273 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge, TAS 7170, which is about 2.5 Kilometres away from the Hobart Airport. Even though our branch location is off airport, it would only take our courtesy shuttle about 5 minutes to reach our office from the airport. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our friendly reservation assistants at 1-800-EASTCOAST or +61-7-5555-8900 (International). Please also check out our other branches for your future rentals.
Once you have collected your luggage at the airport terminal, please call 1 800 4 PICKUP (1 800 474 258) to arrange for our courtesy shuttle but to pick you up. The bus ride to our office would only take a few minutes. Please refer to our Hobart Airport Terminal Customer Pick Up guide for more information.
For flight and terminal information, please visit the official Hobart Airport website.
There are many things you can do in Hobart, please find out more about MONA, Mount Wellington, Apples in the Huon Valley, Ghost Tours at Port Arthur, Abseiling the Gordon River Dam, Salamanca Market, Cruising Tasman Island, Bruny Island’s Food Trail, Mt Field National Park and Whisky Tasting. For more information please visit discovertasmania.com.au website.
Photographer and videographer Brandon Boots take on Tasmania. This blog article was written in collaboration with Brandon and takes you through firsthand Brandon’s trip from our Launceston airport location doing a roundtrip to Hobart and back. Here’s part two detailing the second half of his journey starting off in Hobart city.
Due to the timing of our trip, we were not able to spend a night in Hobart – so we knew we wanted to make the most of our day getting up early and hitting the road. Luckily, we lined up perfectly with the Salamanca Markets where we spent our morning browsing and sampling local Tasmania craft, food, and spirit vendors.
After a morning spent browsing the markets, began the drive our car rental Hobart to the top mount Wellington. If you have the time, make sure you plan as there is a large variety of hikes that can be done. Crunched for the time we drove to the top and were quickly soaked in the fog-if you are in Hobart for a few days try to time your journey to the top on a clear day as the conditions can quickly change.
We could not leave Hobart without stopping at the nearly 200-year-old Cascade Brewery, it felt like we were in a movie, the sun was shining through the trees, a live jazz band was playing, people were dancing, it really felt like we were in our own little world. Even if you are not a beer drinker is still worth the stop. We now had a decent drive to in our Launceston car hire to Tarra Leah where we would spend the night before heading to Strahan. Would highly recommend doing this drive in the day, visiting Tassi in the winter meant our days were short-and this part of the drive is riddled with massive forests and some of the tallest trees Australia has to offer. The town of Tarraleah, really is not much of a town, more so a village that is really in the middle of nowhere, what isn’t in Tasmania though right? Filled
with old homes from the early 1930’ssurrounded by walking trails, heaps of wildlife, no cell service or Wi-Fi. Truly off the grid, a place we could have spent many more nights at.
we arrived in Tarraleah after the sun had gone down, we spent the morning exploring Tarraleah-to our surprise we came across some Scottish Highland Cows that live on the property among other wildlife throughout the scenic walking trails.
On our way to Strahan, we stopped at Lake St Clair, Mendelson Falls where we would enjoy lunch, walk through the dense, and lush forest of the wild west coast of Tasmania. Before reaching Strahan, we drove in our Launceston car hire through Queenstown, a quietening town with loads of history. Here you can hop on the Historic Wilderness Railway or enjoy the views of the horsetail Falls and Crystal Blue Iron Blow Lookout. After a few long days of driving ourrental car Hobart we used our time in Strahan to slow down, enjoying an easy walk at Hogarth Falls, diner at Hamer’s Bar& Bistro, and off to bed at the Strahan Beach Tourist Park before heading to Cradle Mountain for two big days of hiking.The West Coast of Tasmania is far more remote than the East, we had heard this before coming but did not know what to expect. The roads are filled with a contrast of tight corners/dense forest, and long wide-open straights with breathtaking views creating an amazing driving experience in our Hobart Airport Car Hire.
Driving to Cradle Mountain we passed through a few other quiet mining towns (Zeehan & RoseBerry) make sure you stop in at Roseberry if you need any groceries or snacks before heading to the National Park – it’s your last chance to do so and will save you lots of money Upon arrival to the cradle make sure to stop at the visitor centre, everyone there is informative and makes planning your hiking a whole lot easier.
Be sure to pack for all seasons, the conditions at Cradle Mountain are known to change very quickly at any time of the year. We booked our accommodation at the Waldheim Cabins, the only option of accommodation that is in the National Park allowing us to park our Hobart car hire for a few days to enjoy the national park. The cabins were awesome, fully equipped with essentials, the hiking trails at your doorstep, and only a 15-minute drive from the visitor centre and restaurants. Before settling into our cabin, we went on the enchanted Forest and King Billy walk, a perfect warmup through the rainforest filled with some of Australia’s oldest trees and views of Cradle Mountain.
Hike with essentials, the hiking trails at your doorstep, and only a 15-minute drive from the visitor centre and restaurants. Before settling into our cabin, we went on the enchanted Forest and King Billy walk, a perfect warmup through the rainforest filled with some of Australia’s oldest trees and views of Cradle Mountain.
Staying at Waldheim Cabins was perfect as it meant we could hit the trails early in the morning avoiding waiting for a morning shuttle and beat the morning rush. Keep in mind that there are a variety of accessible trails for all levels of hikers-know your limit and hike within it. As the sun was rising, we started on the overland track aiming to be at Marion Lookout as the sun breached over the clouds.
Luckily, we timed things perfectly. The views at Marion were simply amazing, exhausted from the climb up we took time to enjoy the views of Dover Lake and Cradle Mountain. We continued up to the Face Track over to the Lake Rodway Track, and eventually to the Lake Lilla Track that would take us back to our Cabin. The grasslands along the Lake Lilla Track were filled with Wombats, everywhere you looked you could see the furry little animal’s heads down munching on some grass. The perfect ending to a long 7 Hour Day of hiking through the National Park.
Heading back to the car hire Hobart airport you will start to notice the landscape changing back to what it once was when you started your trip. Driving through the small town of Sheffield we stopped to grab a meat pie at Bossimis Bakeryin. Sore from a full day of hiking we enjoyed our pies from the comfort of our Hobart car rental. After arriving back in Launceston, we spent our afternoon walking the CBD, enjoying a history lesson at James Boag Brewery (founded in 1881), stopping in at the cataract gorge, and enjoying some sweets at the Gouralay’s Sweet Shop
With an early flight in the morning, we wanted to be close to the Launceston airport, staying at the Old Tudor Hotel allowed enjoys our last dinner on the water at Levee’s to cap off an amazing 8-day trip around Tasmania.
All in all, Tasmania exceeded all our expectations from the amazing coastline, seafood, and history on the East Coast to the vibrant city of Hobart, and the wild wilderness, adventure on the West. Tasmania really has a little bit of everything for everyone and is a trip no matter the length would recommend time and time again. A trip of this nature would not be possible without a Hobart airport car hire. #Therestartshere.
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