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Frequently asked questions

Find all the answers to your questions below

  • Who is Tasmanian Selfdrives?
    Thanks for looking at our FAQ's. We are a subsidary arm of the well-known local Tasmanian tour operator Premier Travel Tasmania. Tasmania Selfdrive has been established during the height of the pandemic and the still ongoing car hire shortage in Tasmania to provide the best available car hire and self-drive package rates within the southernmost australian state. Try us, you won't be disapointed. For all guided (private or small group tours) in Tasmania - look at
  • Why should I book my selfdrive or car hire with Tasmania Selfdrive?
    What better way to explore our amazing state than at your own pace? Tasmania Selfdrive offers you the best possible advice, experience and support when it comes to book a holiday package in Tasmania. Our car hire rates are still amongst the lowest available in Tasmania and we onlt work with very reliable partners on the island. There are no hidden fees, no extra costs for any kilometres driven and most of our partner's car fleets are not older than 2 years (even younger, except Spaceships rentals). Get a manually designed itinerary once booked and confirmed paired with a comprehensive welcome package containing maps, visitor information booklets, brochures and a detailed itinerary. There is no better way to explore Tasmania than with Tasmanian Selfdrives!
  • How can I book a self-drive or a hire car/camper van?
    The easiest way is to send us an email with your desired dates and how many travellers and perhaps a budget (when it comes to self-drive packages) to or call us on 03 6231 4214 to speak with us. Or chat with us by clicking the button on the right!
  • What is the minimum age to hire a car or campervan in Tasmania?
    Car hire is available for all guests 25 years and over. However, some categories such as small and compact cars accept 21 years as a minimum age. Campervan hire is available for all guests from 21 years and over with a fill license and which has been in your possession for at least 12 months. Spaceships Campervan are for everyone from 18 as long as you have a full drivers license. Check out all the info about renting a campervan for under 21s. Our campervans are easy to drive, even if you've never driven on the left side of the road. Spaceships drive like a good car and sleep like a campervan.
  • What are our terms and conditions?
    Terms & Conditions: Payment Terms: 25% of the entire amount at time of booking confirmation Full Payment due: 31 days before arrival in Tasmania You will get a tax invoice from our mother company Premier Travel Tasmania Pty Ltd. Payment Options: via EFT or Credit Card (credit card payments attract 2.2% fee currently) Cancellation Terms: up to 32 days before the tour: $250.00* 31 - 8 days before the tour: 25% of total amount 7 - 0 days or now show: no refund COVID Cancellation Policy: In the event that government enforced measurements or border closures will be set in place, Premier Travel Tasmania follows the public health advice and refunds already paid monies in full (subject to supplier refunds) or keeps the paid funds on a trust account for a future booking with with PTT. Premier Travel Tasmania does not refund or amend the cancellation or payment policies in the event that the client cancels because of got contracted with Covid-19, their own doubts or change of mind. Premier Travel Tasmania has Covid-19 plans and measurements in place and your clients can be assured to travel in a safe and healthy environment. Self Drive Conditions: Conditions apply, subject to availability. The from price is based on travel between 01.05.21 - 30.09.21. Higher rates apply in the high season from 01.10.21 - 30.04.22. Prices are per person twin share. Inclusions as per itinerary. Upgrades are available on request at an additional cost. Whilst every attempt will be made to match the requested itinerary, availability and events within Tasmania may mean the final itinerary confirmed could be different or in reverse. In the event that a similar standard accommodation provider is not available in the area a better standard will be included at no extra cost where possible. Additional costs and minimum night stays may apply over special event or holiday periods. Final itinerary and property information will be sent to you shortly after booking. Europcar hire rates include daily rental with unlimited kilometres, airport surcharges, insurance with ZERO liability excess (excess is $0.00), administration fee, Vehicle Registration Fee. Additional car hire costs such as car seats and GPS hire, additional excess or limited kilometres may als
  • What is the weather like in Tasmania?
    The weather in Tasmania varies from hour to hour (sometimes in minutes) with four distinct seasons (sometimes all occurring in one day!) The east coast is the dry, sunny, warm side of the island. Annual rainfall in the east is 600mm – less than half the annual rainfall in Sydney. Daily maximum temperatures in summer (December to February) are between +20 to +30 degrees celsius. In winter (June to August) daily maximums are between +12 to +18 degrees celsius. The west coast is mountains, rainforest and untouched wilderness. Annual rainfall in the west is 2000mm, helping to create the stunning wilderness of Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair & Mount Field National Parks. Daily maximum temperatures in summer are between +18 to +25 degrees celsius. In winter the mountains look spectacular with snow on top and daily maximums are between +5 to +15 degrees celsius.
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