Tasmania Family Travel Guide - Budget Rent A Car Australia


Things to do

Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia so you are guaranteed to have plenty of culture and history to see whilst you’re here. You can take in the culture scene at Salamanca Place, an 1800’s Georgian Warehouse, where they feature galleries, cafes, markets and more.

You can also get back to nature and visit their stunning national parks which features views of Cradle Mountain, Franklin River and historic sites.

Family accommodation

If you stay in the city there are a range of hotels and motels available which features swimming pools, gyms, games room and childcare. Some major hotels include Accor, Rydges and the Grand Chancellor. Alternatively you can stay at Holiday Houses, Cabins or even Farmstays which the children may like.

Family events

Take a drive north of Hobart and take on a wildlife experience at The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. You can spend time with the free-roaming kangaroo’s, visit the wombats and koalas and other amazing natives. If the children love animals you can also visit the Tasmania Zoo.

Airport facilities and services for families

Hobart Airport features amenities for families such as parenting rooms and accessible toilets. There are also exclusive lounges and ATM’s available.


Things to do

Country charm can sum up the city of Launceston. A spot for good food, culture, nature and scenic sites. Take a visit to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, second largest in Australia. Or visit the iconic community farmers markets on each Saturday.

Family accommodation

Stay at the Adina Place Motel Apartments for a centralised location accessible to local restaurants, cafes and activities in the city. They have 2 or 3 bedroom self contained apartments along with studio apartments. You can also find holiday parks and cabins for the family adventure.

Family events

Take a view from higher up with an adventure at The Hollybank Treetops, 20 minutes from Launceston. You can zipline through the trees, take a high wire canopy ride and more. Day and night tours of the forest are also available.

Airport facilities and services for families

There are a range of facilities at Launceston Airport from ATM machines, baggage storage and trolleys, parents rooms and WI-FI.

Family Road Trips In Australia

Driving is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore Australia with kids. Here are some of the best family road trips in Tasmania.

Tasmania Road Trips

Hobart To Launceston Drive

Take the 200km drive between two Tasmanian centres – Hobart and Launceston.
Take the opportunity to stop at Port Arthur and Freycinet along the way and experience stunning beaches and forests.

Hobart To Cradle Mountain Drive

Although the distance between the state’s capital and scenic Cradle Mountain is just under 300km, it’s best to allocate a full day for travel.
Experience the many historical villages – such as Richmond, Oatlands, and Campbell Town – and incredible natural wonders between the two destinations.