2013 sees the return of the British and Irish Lions to Australia for a 9 game tour featuring three Test matches against the Wallabies, in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and 6 provincial games against Super 15 teams across the country.
The last visit in 2001 was an invasion of red with over 10,000 touring fans watching the Lions take an early series lead with a convincing 29-13 win in Brisbane. The turning point of the series came just after half time in the 2nd test at the Docklands stadium in Melbourne when the Wallabies seized control of the game to run out 35-14 winners and clinch the series in Sydney a week later with a 29-23 win.
Whilst Wallaby supports will be happy to look back on 2001, Lions fans will be hoping for a repeat of their 1989 success when the visitors became the only Lions team ever to come back from 1-0 down to win a series 2-1.
The last 12 years has seen a massive resurgence in the popularity of the Lions and 2013 is anticipated to be the largest event yet with some estimating over 50,000 fans flocking to Australia to follow the tour.
Such large numbers means accommodation will quickly be taken up and what little is left will be hard to come by and expensive. This extends to Campervan hire which has become a popular alternative to traditional hotel accommodation since the 2001 Tour.
Recent experience of last year’s Rugby World Cup and the Lions Tour of New Zealand in 2005 saw campervans rent out fast.
For those looking for camper rentals, there is a solution. By booking early you are guaranteeing yourself a lower price, locking in your rental rate and ensuring you have the widest choice of campers. Perhaps best of all, there is no need to pay for your vehicle when you book. Payment is due just 6 weeks prior to pick up.
Campervans can be picked up and dropped off in all major cities and there are plenty of holiday parks offering powered sites right across the country and in the cities of all games.
For further information visit our British and Irish Lions Australia Tour 2013 Events Page or contact the team at DriveNow in Australia on 1300 547 214 (in the UK 0800 047 0660) or email us at [email protected]. You can view rates and vehicles on our Campervan Rental page.
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