With good roads, few freeway or motorways and scenic views wherever you go, getting around Tasmania is part of the fun.
Although Tasmania is a small state by Australian standards, it's actually the same size as Ireland, so don't underestimate the time it takes to get around.
There are no train services in Tasmania so travellers rely on bus and coach and of course car-hire to get to and from our cities and regional centres.
Following the reduction in rental fleets in response to the COVID-19 shutdown last year, it is taking some time for hire car stocks to return to ‘normal’ across Australia, due in part to global supply chain delays for motor vehicles and parts.
In the meantime, we suggest exploring alternatives for vehicle hire through holiday wholesalers or car sharing apps.
Visitors may also wish to consider guided tours, as there are many excellent options around the State and all have COVID-safe plans in place.
Options are available from half-day through to multi-day experiences, by coach, motorbike, bicycle or even four wheel drive. Specialised small escorted group touring is also available and can be designed to suit your particular interests.
If you’re keen on letting a local help you uncover an authentic Tassie experience, explore our tour options here.