DriveNow takes any hassle out of arranging campervan rental in Adelaide. For more than 17 years We have partnered with Adelaide's most trustworthy and reliable brands including Apollo Motorhomes, Britz, Camperman, Cheapa Campa, JUCY, Kangaroo Campervans, Let's Go, Maui, Maui Elite, Mighty, Star RV and more. This provides a huge selection of great makes, models, and sizes for you to pick and choose from, ensuring you can hire a campervan in Adelaide that best meets your needs.
On top of all this great selection, you’ll also get the best pricing available. Using our comparison service, you can find the camper you need for the lowest possible price. Whatever rate you see will be the best available price on the market, and we back this up with our lowest price guarantee. Another added bonus is that using our convenient comparison service is free! So there are no hidden booking fees or charges.
Our goal is to make it easy and straighforward for you to find, then compare, and finally to book 4 wheel-drive, campervan or motorhome rental in Adelaide knowing that you have secured the best possible rate from Australia's widest choice of rental providers.
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Hiring a motorhome in Adelaide is an unforgettable way to explore South Australia and beyond. We’ve been helping travellers get the best deals on campervans in South Australia since 2003, and are ready and waiting to help you compare and find the right fit. We know price is important, but we believe in equally providing the best levels of service and customer support. Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption for 2020 holiday plans, our Reservations team are there to assist you when you start to plan for travel in 2021 or hopefully at the end of 2020.
Which Campervan rental providers are available in Adelaide?
The following suppliers operate branches in Adelaide: Apollo, Awesome Campers, Britz, Camperman, Calypso, Cheapa Camper, Hippie Campers, JUCY, Let's Go, Maui, Maui Elite and Star RV.
When's the best time of year to hire a campervan in Adelaide?
The most popular time to visit Adelaide is between September and May, the Australian spring through to autumn period, peaking during the December-January months.
Can I rent Campervan in Adelaide with a toilet and shower?
Yes. Six berth motorhomes & campervans come equipped with toilet and shower facilities whilst there are 2 and 4 berth vehicles with and without bathroom options.
Are One-Way campervan rentals available from Adelaide?
Yes. One-way rentals are a common way to explore Australia. All campervan providers will allow you to collect your vehicle from Adelaide and drop-off in another location or vice-versa. Some providers will charge a one-way rental fee.
How much does it cost to hire a campervan in Adelaide?
This will vary on time of year and size of vehicle. For example, a basic 2-berth campervan rented for 7 days in July will be around $45 a day. The same vehicle in January will cost $85 a day. A 6-berth luxury motorhome rented during the same periods would be $275 versus $325 a day.
Can I hire a campervan in Adelaide with automatic transmission?
Yes. Campervans with both automatic and manual transmission are available.
How far are the Campervan branches from Adelaide Airport?
Maui, Maui Elite, Britz and Mighty - 376 Sir Donald Bradman Drive in Brooklyn Park - 600m from the airport
Apollo, Cheapa Campa, Hippie Campers and Star RV - 338 South Road in Croydon Park - 9km from the airport
Let's Go Motorhomes - 32 William Street in Mile End South - 4km from the airport
Camperman, Awesome Campers, Calypso Campers (look for Excel Network Rent-a-Car)- 18 Main Terrace in Richmond - 4km from the airport
JUCY - 25-27 Kinkaid Avenue in North Plympton - 6km from the airport
If you can drag yourself away from the relaxing beaches and delicious food in Adelaide, you might want to give your fresh new wheels a spin. Whether you’re after a long roadie or a quick day trip, check out some of these popular spots to start planning your adventure.
Just 80km from the city, Victor Harbor is a popular seaside destination in easy driving distance for a road trip in your motorhome rental from Adelaide. If it’s fresh air and relaxation you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place. This city is a stone’s throw away from some incredible walks, drives, and general beauty spots, like the Deep Creek Conservation Park and Heysen Trail. Victor Harbor is also famous for wildlife spotting, as it’s a great place to see whales as they make their annual migration. You can also visit penguins on Granite Island, or continue your travels to Kangaroo Island to spot some furry creatures in their natural habitats.
Adelaide to Perth
If you’ve got more than a week to enjoy your campervan holiday in South Australia, consider heading on the epic road trip from Adelaide to Perth. This trip can take anything from a week to months, depending on how long you wish to spend in each place, but to really make the most of the journey two weeks would be optimal. The trip is one of the most legendary in Australia, taking in mining towns, caves, bushwalks, the Nullabor Plain with Austrlaia's longest and flatest roads and stunning views of the coastline.
The majesty of the Flinders Ranges makes them well worth a visit during your South Australian trip Source:abc.net.au
Discover what the outback is all about with a trip to Flinders Ranges, about 220 km from Adelaide. This area is home to some incredible scenery and wildlife for you to explore, including huge grasslands, deserted mountains, and gorges. Flinders Ranges is an ideal place to come in a campervan or 4 wheel drive rental with plenty of campsites and places to park up, but with more than enough open space for you to enjoy the peace and quiet.
If you didn’t get your fill of wine tastings from the local wineries in the Adelaide Hills, there’s plenty more in store for you. The Barossa Valley is one of the world’s most famous wine regions, an area that produces more than 21% of all of Australia’s wine! The Barossa Valley is just 65km away, making it an ideal day trip from Adelaide. It’s not all about the wine, either, as the stunning surrounding landscape is a reason in itself to visit the area. There are the glorious Barossa Regional Parks, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and farmers markets to explore, as well as museums showing off the area’s German heritage.
Here's some suggested itineraries from past travellers and our reservations team to wet your appetite around South Australia or travelling further afield:
If it’s your first time hiring a campervan in Adelaide, one of the first questions running through your head may be, ‘Where are we going to sleep?’ This is a great question. Although your bed comes with your vehicle, you do want to make sure you’re parked in a safe, convenient, and pleasant spot. While there are many places that you can simply pull up and set up camp without booking, it can often be easier to plan ahead and book a designated campground, where you can use power, water, and toilet facilities. Luckily, Adelaide and the surrounding area cater very well to campervan holidays, and there is a range of different campsites depending on how wild you’d like your adventure to be! Here are just a few.
BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park
If you are hoping to spend a few days exploring the city, you probably won’t want to travel too far from Adelaide itself to park up. To solve this problem, there are a number of great campsites either in Adelaide or within a short drive, one of which is the BIG4 Adelaide Shores Holiday Park. Besides being conveniently situated on Adelaide’s own West Beach, this Big4 location has some impressive facilities that you’d expect more from a hotel than a campsite, including a lagoon style pool and go karts.
Cape Jervis Station and Caravan Park
Cape Jervis Lighthouse on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia
For a more low key and rustic experience, head out of the city to a campground like the Cape Jervis Station and Caravan Park. Located right next to the beach and with everything you need for a basic night’s rest, this is a great spot to kick back, enjoy the peace and quiet, and hopefully catch a sunset or two!
Adelaide is well known for its beautiful wine country, with many varieties of cool climate wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. At just a short drive in your camper from Adelaide, and in close proximity to national parks and conservation parks, the Adelaide Hills are a great place to come and sample some of the goods. Like many wineries, not only is this setting beautiful, but it also comes hand in hand with delicious restaurants and farm shops for you to try out other produce. Park up at the Hahndorf Resort Tourist Park or Barossa Tourist Park, and enjoy an excellent combination of camping with fine food and wine.
So you’ve landed in Adelaide, picked up the keys to your campervan or motorhome rental, and now you’re ready to see some sights. While some people might head straight for the open road to make the most of the stunning natural environment, there’s a whole lot to explore in Adelaide itself before you head off. Check out some of these highlights before shooting off on your drive.
Just 12km from the centre of Adelaide is the relaxed, sunny suburb of Glenelg, complete with its famous white sandy beach. This beach is a particular hit with visitors as well as locals, as there is a wide range of activities available besides just lounging on the sand. Head out on a sailing tour of the area, swim with the local dolphins, and go snorkelling, scuba diving, or even jet boating! The beach is family and dog friendly and is a great place to do a bit of shopping, grab some lunch, and just soak up the good vibes.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Wander around a green oasis in the heart of the city at Adelaide Botanic Gardens Source:southaustralia.com
Adelaide is well known for being a green city, so what better place to appreciate this than in the spectacular Adelaide Botanic Gardens? Not just an ordinary stroll around the park, these botanic gardens are home to one of Australia’s finest collections of native and exotic plants, with different species grouped into interesting landscaped gardens. If plants aren’t your thing, you could still be impressed by the striking architecture used to house them, like the huge Bicentennial Conservatory and Palm House.
Sample your way around the Central Markets to enjoy a taste of South Australian produce Source:southaustralia.com
Adelaide has a thriving food and drink scene, with plenty of exciting restaurants, cafes, and bars for you to sample during your stay. With influences from Asia and across the globe as well as a focus on the Modern Australian menu, you’ll have no trouble finding something to pair the local South Australian wines with. If you’re looking for a bite to eat and want something a little lower key, head to the Central Markets. A huge part of South Australia’s food history for more than 140 years, the markets are an integral part of the city and a great place to find fresh produce.