What better way to explore Australia than hiring a campervan and taking off on your own self-drive adventure.
With the freedom of a self-driving road holiday coupled with the added security of self-contained accommodation there really has never been a better opportunity to discover that piece of Australia you've always wanted to experience. And, you'll be doing your bit to help the country and all Australians get back on their feet as the economy strives to return to normality.
For those who are new to the idea of hiring and driving a RV, campervan or motorhome for a holiday you're in for a pleasant surprise. Not only are they are superbly equipped, they are surprisingly easy to drive, come with all the safety features and driving aids we expect today, the vast majority are automatic transmission and all can be driven on a regular car driving license. From budget 2 berth campers through to luxury 2,4 and 6 berth RV motorhomes, there's something for everyone with every traveller and every travelling budget catered for.
During the Australian winter months the most popular road holiday destinations have always been in the north, Alice Springs, Broome, Darwin, Cairns and all points between. Whereas spring through autumn is traditionally a time to focus on the southern states.
The impact of COVID and experience of travel restrictions over the past 2 years has opened up opportunities to explore destinations closer to home. Often we forget what's on our doorsteps for adventures further afield. Hire a campervan out of Sydney and head south along the coast towards Melbourne. Kick a trip off from Melbourne and head to Adelaide but take the slow route and along the Great Ocean Road and explore Port Fairy, Mount Gambier, Robe and South East SA. For those in Western Australia, there is so much to choose from, Perth down to Margaret River seems tame in comparison to the vastness of a road trip up the west coast to Broome, but south west WA offers stunning landscapes, not forgetting world class wineries. Tasmania has to be one of the world's most beautiful and unspoilt destinations. And Queensland, where the sun rarely stops shining, is perfect to visit almost any day of the year.
Whatever your choice this year, by holidaying at home you'll discover something new, something closer to home, something different, experience the diversity of Australia and help Australians get back on our collective feet.
So, how does DriveNow help with all of that?
At DriveNow we take the effort out of finding and booking campervan hire in Australia and elsewhere. We offer the widest choice of campervan rental providers and work with the biggest and best brands in the market.
Our partners include trusted brands such as Apollo, Britz, Camperman, Cheapa Campa, Crusin', Go Cheap, Hippie Campers, Jucy, Let's Go, Lucky, Maui, Maui Elite, Mighty, Spaceships, Star RV, Tasmania Campers and Travellers Autobarn giving you an unrivalled variety of makes, models, and sizes to pick and choose from, to ensure you find the cheapest campervan, RV, motorhome or 4 wheel drive that meets your requirements. With pick-up locations across the country, you’ll be able to grab the keys at a spot that’s convenient for you to get your trip started quickly and on the right foot.
In addition to this great selection and convenience, you’ll also get the best pricing on the market. Our comparison service is impartial and unbiased, and the prices you see are always the best available, backed up by our lowest price guarantee. There's no need to worry about hidden charges or fees, as the price you see is what you get. All this adds up to convenient and cheap campervan hire that will help you have a smooth start to your travels.
Hiring a RV, campervan or motorhome in Australia is an unforgettable way to experience the country. DriveNow have been helping happy campers gain access to the perfect vehicle for almost two decades, and are ready and waiting to help you find yours.
Ready to book? Simply enter your dates of travel, decide on the make and model of your campervan rental, and place your reservation. It couldn’t be simpler! Thank you for considering DriveNow for your travel plans.
21. However some companies such as Jucy, Lucky and Spaceships have a minimum age of 18. A young driver fee may be applied. Other providers rent specific vehicles to 18+.
October through to May in the southern states with December-March being the most popular, whilst for Broome, Cairns and Darwin the best period is June through to September during the dry season.
No. Campervan, Motorhome or RV vehicles can be driven using a standard car driving license. The license must be current, full and valid for at least 12 months, without any restrictions. Probationary licenses are not accepted although some suppliers allow Australian Green Plate (P2) license holders (age restrictions apply). Your license must be presented when collecting your rental vehicle along with the licenses of any additional drivers.
Driver licenses must be in English or supported by a certified translation or international driving permit. For non-English language-based driving licenses an International Driving Permit is required along with your official driver's license from the issuing country. Without these documents you will be denied access to the vehicle.
The online booking must be made in the name of the driver that will sign the rental agreement and collect the vehicle. The credit card used for payment must be in the name of the main hirer.
Branches can be found across the country and are often conveniently located close to airports. These locations include:
Because of the differing climates in Australia some branches close or operate under restricted hours during the off-peak season, particularly in northern Australia. Branches closed during the wet season (December - March) include Broome and Darwin, whilst in Cairns and Alice Springs some providers operate reduced hours during this period.
The range of vehicles available includes 2, 3, 4 and 6 berth campervans and motorhomes from budget through to luxury top of the range models. Also available are fully equipped 4 wheel drive campers.
Yes. 4WDs, Campervan and Motorhome rental days are charged on a per calendar day basis and the minimum rental period is 5 days. However, there are some local branch exceptions to this, particularly around popular events such as the Bathurst 1000 (Sydney) or MotoGP race on Phillip Island (Melbourne) and often over the Christmas and Easter periods. One-Way rentals can be subject to a 7 day minimum and One-Way Relocation deals will each have their own minimum and maximum day allocations.
More commonly asked questions can be found on our Campervan FAQ page.
Australia offers a rich and wide variety of holiday parks and many our of rental partners have agreements offering discounted rates with some of the larger Holiday park organisations. Big 4 Holiday parks and Top Tourist both cover Australia and offer excellent recreational services including powered sites and waste water disposal facilities.
These days, campervans are often so intelligently designed that it’s almost unbelievable how much can be packed inside and neatly stored away. Our partners' fleets are no exception, as vehicles are equipped with all the essentials you’ll need for eating and sleeping comfortably while still leaving plenty of space for you to move around. Just make sure to have a quick look through your booking with your chosen operator before you set off, as there also may be the option to rent extra items like outdoor furniture.
The trick to finding the best price on Campervan hire is to book earlier. Rental rates are lower when booking in advance and during peak periods such as Christmas, Easter and even school holidays prices go up and vehicles are harder to come by. By booking well in advance you will secure the vehicle you want at the best price with the widest choice and availability.
If you have a flexible timetable and happy to travel at short notice then Campervan Relocation Rental deals are just the ticket for you! With relocations starting from $5 per day the savings are simply huge and the Campervan companies will often throw in free fuel.
If you are planning on hiring a campervan in both Australia and New Zealand many rental companies offer additional discounts when bookings are made at the same time and the pick up dates are within 3 months. Contact a member of the DriveNow team to learn more.