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Image of Cradle Mountain in Hobart, Australia

Though a relatively small city, Hobart, the capital of Tasmania boasts not only a rich history, but also a vast array of natural wonders, such as Hastings Caves and King Island. From the many national parks on its doorstep to the local wine and food and thrill of jet boats and kayaks, a visit to Hobart holds something for everyone.

The city and its harbour are quite compact, but it's a good idea to have access to a car to really make the most of the wonderful surroundings. Hobart car hire can easily be organised at Hobart Airport (HBA) and gives you the opportunity to visit the many national parks, such as Freycinet, Mole Creek and St. Clair. If hiking and walking appeal to you, drive out to Cradle Mountain, The Nut or Mount Wellington, where you can experience great views across Hobart.

If you do have car hire in Hobart, spend a day at Flinders Island, one of 51 islands that once connected Tasmania to Australia, or discover the natural formation and waters at Cataract Gorge. You can also explore the amazing underground chambers at Hastings Caves, formed over 40 million years ago, or get the adrenaline flowing with some white water rafting along Gordon River.

Image of Mount Wellington, Hobart

If caving, biking, hiking or rock climbing isn't for you, slow things down with an afternoon of diving at King Island, take a tour of the World Heritage convict sites at Port Arthur or the Cascades or take a wander along the waterfront at Salamanca Place.

As a year round destination, the mild summers and cool climate are perfect for wine making and there are a number of wineries to visit in the area. Of course, it might be best to leave the hire car at home that day. To find the best price on car hire in Hobart, use TravelSupermarket's search tool above.