Devonport Campervan Hire FAQ
Note: We compare multiple individual companies – each has its own terms and policies. Use the below answers as a general guide, however always check the terms of your rental, as details of may vary from company to company.
Are one way rentals available? Can I pick up and drop off in different locations?Yes. Many companies allow for one-way rentals, and they are a popular travel option. In our search tool simply select your start location and drop-off point and we will show you vehicles that are available.
Can we include additional drivers?Additional drivers are generally allowed with an additional charge, assuming they are present at time of hire and have the proper license to drive the motorhome.
Can booster and baby seats be fitted in the camper or motorhome?The majority of camper companies do rent for a fee both baby and booster seats, though not all vehicles can accommodate those devices. You’ll want to pre-book both baby and booster seats after ensuring that they are compatible with your chosen campervan model.
Are unlimited kilometres included in my rental?Campervan rentals typically include unlimited kilometres in Australia in most rental packages, though certain vehicles – especially 4WD campers – may have restrictions (often 300km/day). Always check the conditions of each rental. Our search tool will show you which vehicles have unlimited kilometres and those where mileage is restricted.
Attractions around Devonport
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Located within the 1920 harbour master’s residence, a landmark itself within Joshua Slocum Park, this renowned and interactive interpretive centre focuses on the Bass Strait, which separates Tasmania from the mainland of Australia.
Exhibits cover topics relating to natural history, European exploration, shipwrecks, settlement and trade, and feature various items from the era – telescopes, diving gear, and Morse code sheets.
There is also a collection of detailed model ships, including two Australian built roll on/roll off ferries, the ‘Princess of Tasmania’ and the ‘Empress of Australia’. Try your hand as a pilot, either through a simulator, or onboard the ketch ‘Julie Burgess’ on the Mersey River.
Campervan access: There are several city-operated car parks along the Mersey River, near the Centre.
Devonport Regional Gallery
Started as a private enterprise by Jean Thomas in 1966, Devonport Regional Gallery inhabits a century-old former Baptist Church.
Owned and operated now by the city council, the gallery is dedicated to promoting works by Tasmanian Artists and has over 2,000 items in the permanent collection, including textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture, and paintings.
Campervan access: Car parks are readily available in the area.
The 1916 home of the only Tasmanian-born Australian Prime Minister, Home Hill was built in stages over the years for Joseph Lyons (served 1932-9), his wife Dame Enid Lyons – the first woman to be elected into federal parliament – and their twelve children.
Dame Enid chose the house plans and was instrumental in construction, decoration, and subsequent renovations, until her death in 1981, at which point the house came into the hands of the National Trust.
Campervan access: Home Hill is a five-minute drive from the town centre and has on-site parking.
Don River Railway
A five-minute drive from Devonport’s centre, in the suburban village of Don, the Don River Railway lays, claim to Australia’s largest steam locomotive collection, as well as vintage Tasmanian rolling stock (carriages).
Trains are run as 30-minute return trips to Coles Beach on select days, with steam power typically on Sundays. Regular passenger services were terminated in Tasmania in 1951; the volunteer group Van Diemen Light Railway Company established the Don River Railway in 1973 along the old Melrose Line to Paloona.
The route today follows the Don River, past Restoration Siding, where you can see projects in progress.
Campervan access: Ample parking is available on-site.