Campervan Rental Guide
One of the most exhilarating ways to experience Australia is with the freedom and flexibility that a campervan or motorhome holiday offers. You set your own itinerary, stop where you want, when you want, travel at your own pace with no ties to schedules or fixed timetables.
Long gone are the days when a Campervan holiday involved lumpy beds, awkward bathrooms, limited cooking options and generally stepping away from home comforts. Today's Campervans have evolved to offer European styled kitchens, spacious living areas with audio-visual equipment, large double beds and well equipped bathrooms. What's more they are surprisingly easy to drive. Power steering, automatic transmissions and modern design really has taken the hard work out of travelling in a vehicle larger than most of us regularly drive.
Australia and New Zealand are both fortunate to be home to some of the World's leading Campervan rental companies including Backpacker Campervans, Britz, KEA Campers and Maui Motorhomes offering a diverse range of vehicles including adventurous four wheel drives and luxurious motorhomes. You can learn more about our Campervan partners and their vehicle fleets by visiting our Campervan Partner pages.
This wide range of choice and options can be daunting even for the seasoned traveller and with this in mind DriveNow has put together a series of information pages to help you choose the right vehicle for your holiday.
As specifications and features do vary between suppliers and different fleet models these vehicle classes should be treated as indicative guides.
The term Campervan, Motorhome, RV (Recreational Vehicle) and even 4 WD Campervans are all often inter-used to describe the same vehicle. Whilst there are exceptions (detailed elsewhere on the site) a set of rule-of-thumb definitions could include:
On the Road - What's Included
All vehicles come well equipped with all the essentials. There are some variations depending upon the features of the rental vehicle which varies from supplier to supplier. In essence you can expect the following:
On the Road - What's Not
There are many optional extras which vary between suppliers, generally charged on a per rental basis these include:
Road Holiday Tips
Insurance Options and Vehicle Bonds