Book a rental car in Devonport and explore this magnificent Tasmanian city
A seafarer's dream, Devonport in Australia’s southern state of Tasmania will have you gazing at cruise ships in the harbour, wandering along beautiful beaches, admiring historical buildings, and enjoying fine dining on the waterfront. Nautical culture is everywhere you turn in this coastal city, ready to captivate you with its charms. By hiring a car, you can truly experience everything this region has to offer.
Driving a rental car in Devonport
Known as the ‘Gateway to Tasmania’, this port town can get quite busy, with people arriving by plane, bus, and ferry. As the city itself is very concentrated, the central hub may feel busier on the road than it actually is. There is an off-street cycle way which follows the coastline, so be mindful of cyclists crossing roads in the area. Pedestrians are also out and about, so it pays to stay alert and remember to share the road.
From the Airport
Devonport Airport is located 7km away from the CBD, just a 15-minute drive in your hired car. There are rental car pick up kiosks stationed at the airport or alternatively, jump in a shuttle or a taxi to pick up your car hire in town.
Tips for Driving in Devonport
● Motorists drive on the left in Australia.
● The speed limit is 50km/h in urban areas, and up to 100km/h on highways and in the countryside.
● Roads in Tasmania can be longer than they appear on the map, as well as narrow and windy. Allow extra time in your itinerary to get from point A to B.
Where to park
Devonport Airport offers short and long term parking, ranging from $3 to $60 depending on length of stay. Both options are short walks from the terminal.
There are 9 council run car parking zones in Devonport, which start at $1.60 an hour. There are also parking meters along central streets with a 1-hour limit. Always check designated signs and time restrictions when you park your rental car in Devonport.
Take the hassle out of hiring a car in Devonport with Airport Rentals
Check another item off your holiday to-do list by pre-booking a rental car with Airport Rentals. We work with a wide range of companies to find you the best deals, and with well known brands such as Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz and Europcar, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
Touch down in Devonport Airport’s freshly refurbished terminal and take a moment to get acclimated. Enjoy a light meal at the cafe while logging in to complimentary WiFi. Pick up your keys from the car rental kiosks in the arrivals area, and begin your Tasmanian adventure.
No matter your budget or accommodation needs, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in Devonport. If you’re after a place close to the airport, a room with a harbour view, a nice Bed and Breakfast or a luxury apartment, Devonport has it all.
● Beachway Motel and Restaurant
● Quality Hotel Gateway
● The Grand on Macfie
● Barclay Motor Inn
Events and festivals in Devonport
Devonport knows how to throw an amazing event, and with annual celebrations throughout the year, there’s sure to be something on when you visit.
● Devonport Jazz Festival (July)
● Taste the Harvest Festival (late February/early March)
● Devonport Food and Wine Festival (October)
● SeaFM and City of Devonport Skyfire NYE Celebrations (December/New Years)
Things to do in Devonport
There’s a great range of activities in the Devonport area, no matter what your interests are. Whether you’re into local history, waterside walks or beautiful art, you’ll never run out of things to do. Take advantage of having a rental car and try to get out there and see it all.
● Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and Museum
● Devonport Regional Gallery
● Don River Railway
● Bass Strait Maritime Centre
● The lighthouse at Mersey Bluff
● Head on a day trip Southeast to the town of Launceston