Tasmania is a driver’s destination. Whilst comparatively smaller than other Australian states, our island has varied terrain and landscapes to entertain you. There are very few freeways but our roads are mostly well-maintained and traffic is relatively light. When estimating driving distances, you should always allow extra time. Tasmanian roads can be winding and steep, especially on the east and west coasts. Besides this, you will find many tempting spots to stop and explore along the way.
When planning your itinerary you will see roads catergorised as A, B or C:
· A roads are major sealed highways
· B roads are secondary sealed roads
· C roads are often unsealed
Some unsealed roads require extra care. Be aware that Overdrive Rental Agreements contain special conditions in relation to unsealed roads. Overdrive cars cannot be used on roads other than A, B and C roads. Convertibles are not to be driven on C roads with the top open or windows down.
During the winter months, and occasionally spring, highland roads may become icy and snow is possible. Please take the usual safety precautions and, if in doubt, discuss the driving conditions with us.
For more information about driving in Tasmania, including driving times and distances, please visit rsac.tas.gov.au/visitingdrivers/
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