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Book a Campervan Hire for an Epic Road Trip in Australia

Kangaroo Road Sign in Outback Australia

Kick-off your road trip adventure in Australia with a reliable motorhome rental. Australia's exciting, diverse landscape is made for exploring, so VroomVroomVroom is offering you some amazing deals on campervan rentals. The Southern states are perfect for campers because of its untouched wilderness and dramatic changes in its landscape. The Coastal regions, on the other hand, are ideal for summer outings while the Tropical states are best explored during the dry season.

Why Book a Campervan in Australia?

Driving on the open roads with a campervan is a great way to travel as it allows you to stop anytime and explore the area. If you have never driven on the left-hand side of the road before - be prepared as all driving is on the left-hand side in Australia. Make sure to always obey the road signs. If you are not sure what they mean, you can see our list here or check out this website.

Guide on Hiring a Campervan

For those visiting from overseas, what you might know as an "RV" or "motorhome" is commonly called a campervan in Australia. In the industry, "berth" refers to how many people can sleep on board comfortably. However, it is important to note how many seat belts come with your campervan so you are prepared to travel.

Today's campervans are elite, ranging in size, design and boasting different facilities. Rental companies can offer you vehicles that sleep up to six people, with various extras like a microwave, gas stove, grill, refrigerator and reverse cycle air conditioning.

There are three types of camping spots to choose from: rest areas, state campgrounds and normal campgrounds. If you have a tight budget, look for rest areas or also known as free campgrounds. If you prefer to camp more comfortably, choose the state campgrounds and normal campsites.

Some of the things you need to consider before renting a campervan include age and licence requirements. Click here to learn more about these requirements.

Best Drives in a Campervan

The best way to experience Australia is by going on a road trip so we’ve shared our top three favourite scenic drives below.

Grand Pacific Drive: This 140-kilometre scenic coastal drive will give you a glimpse of New South Wales’ magnificent beaches and amazing rainforests. You can start at Royal National Park located just south of Sydney and end at Shoalhaven region.

Great Alpine Road: Stretching over 300 kilometres from Wangaratta to Bairnsdale, this road trip route will take you up close to Victoria’s beautiful landscapes. The road is fully sealed so you can enjoy driving smoothly whilst enjoying views of Gippsland’s coast.

Great Ocean Road: This 250-kilometre road is considered as one of the world’s top scenic drives. Starting from Melbourne and ending in Warrnambool, take time to enjoy the spectacular sights along the way including The Twelve Apostles, Great Otway National Park and Bells Beach.

FAQs About Hiring a Campervan in Australia

How old do you have to be to hire a campervan in Australia?

You need to be at least 21 years old to be able to hire a campervan in Australia. In certain instances, some companies may allow 18-year-old drivers but they may have to pay a young driver’s surcharge and purchase additional insurance cover.

Do you need a special licence to drive a campervan?

There is no need to present a special type of licence in most cases. However, you must make sure that your driver’s licence is valid, meaning that it can’t be expired, provisional or probationary.

What type of fuel does a campervan need?

Some campervans use diesel and some use unleaded petrol so make sure to ask your rental agent the type of fuel when you pick up the vehicle. You can use the Vroom Fuel Price Compare to find the cheapest fuel in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

Can I pick up and/or drop off a campervan at any time?

No, campervan rental companies usually offer a specific period in which the campervan can be picked up and dropped off.

Can you park your campervan anywhere in Australia?

Unfortunately, you can’t just park your campervan when you feel like it. Look for designated areas that allow free or low-cost camping. There are also parking areas that can accommodate campervans.

Will my campervan be automatic or manual transmission?

Most rental companies run half of their fleet on automatic and the other half on manual. Make sure to filter the result or check the vehicle details when booking a campervan to get the correct transmission.

Do I have to pay a bond when renting a campervan in Australia?

Yes. At the time of collection, the rental company will debit the full amount of the bond from your credit card to ensure that the vehicle is returned on the agreed upon date and time. For more information, click here.

What extra charges will I need to pay when I return my campervan?

To avoid getting charged, make sure your campervan is returned clean with empty waste/grey water tanks and a full tank of fuel unless pre-arranged.