If you are going to travel around Australia, the best way to do it is by campervan! As there is limited public transport routes for long distances, renting a car or campervan is your best option to get around. I will always recommend camping in Australia over accommodation, as it allows more access to some of the most beautiful spots Australia has to offer. Furthermore, this means more freedom, better chances to spot wildlife and better experiences.
This blog is just a quick comparison of some of the campervan rental companies in Australia which I have researched and would recommend. Although I do recommend that you do your own research into each campervan company, and read reviews yourself.
If you want to know how to find cheap campsites in Australia – you can check out my blog here.
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Best for Budget Travellers
Spaceship campervans are a great option for people who are looking for basic campervans – with all the essentials. All of these campervans come with automatic transmission, smart battery systems, USB ports, kitchens and more. There are campervans to suit up to 4 people.
What I love about spaceship campervans is that every campervan comes with:
- Flexibility : No fixed routes, you can simply stop and go where ever you want.
- One-Way: You don’t need to complete your journey in a route or loop. There are no one way transfer fees.
- Unlimited Mileage: You do not have a limit of how many Km’s you can drive each day, which is great for exploring Australia.
- Pick up 24/7
- Sleeping gear and cooking gear is included.
Cons: Limited pickup and drop off locations in Australia; Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Cairns, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Airlie Beach.
There are mixed reviews about Travellers Autobarn. Some people have had really horrible experiences and some have had great ones. However, you are always going to get mixed reviews on campervans, especially the cheaper rentals. One thing to keep in mind when booking a cheap rental company, is to look at the reviews.
Nevertheless, if you are looking for a cheap campervan rental company, this is still one to look into and are still very popular. They have a range of wagons to high top vans to suit up to 5 campers. Most of them have dual battery systems, sinks, stoves, USB ports and other notable features.
These vans are available in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and Cairns.
Cons: Some bad reviews online, some models don’t come with a fridges, some of the vans are older models.
Overall Hippie Campervans have good reviews, although there are a lot of mentions about mechanical issues. Their fleet has two campervans to choose from both have dual batteries, fresh water tanks, fridges and everything else you need. The largest campervan can sleep up to 4 people.
The campervans look spacious and comfortable enough to live in for long periods of time. Hippie Campervans offer unlimited kilometres.
Cons: Unable to guarantee whether your van will be automatic or manual, some reviews about mechanical issues, looks like the may be older vans.
Best for Mid-High Budget Travellers
Apollo Campervans are a pretty reputable company. They are Australian owned and have been operating for over 35 years. They have a large range of campervans and motorhomes to choose from, including some off road vehicles. There vehicles and service are high quality – which is why they have more of an expensive price tag.
You can rent anything from a basic campervan to a deluxe motorhome, sleeping from 2-6 people. Apollo Campervans is a great option if you have more of a budget to spend on a campervan, want more luxury and a bit more space inside your vehicle.
Cons: They are expensive and not for budget travellers.
Similar to Apollo, Britz/Mighty Campers have heaps of great reviews and are a reputable company. There fleet is top of the line offering a great range of campervans and motorhomes to suit any traveller. Additionally, there is a 4WD range, which is a great addition for travelling Australia.
All of there campervans are fully self-contained offering, bathrooms, kitchen, dual batteries, bedding and more. There range can sleep anywhere between 2-6 people.
Cons: Like Apollo campervans, they are expensive and not for the budget traveller.
Best for Families
Maui is part of the THL (Britz, Mighty) family offering premium two- to six-berth motorhome vehicles. All of their vehicles are fully self contained and most of their fleet is within the 5 year old mark. Overall, this means you can expect updated features, great reliability, a great choice for long term travel.
Although Apollo and Britz campervans both make for great family campervans too, this is the best if you are looking for pure comfort.
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[…] If you decide to travel around Australia in a campervan – which I highly recommend as you will see so much more of the country! The price you pay will depend on which campervan type you choose; basic, van, luxury, etc. You can read my full comparison of several campervan companies here. […]