Australia Motorhome Rental & Campervan Hire
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There are several major airports in the enormous landmass of Australia. Unless you have several months, you may want to consider choosing one or two states – there are six in total – and driving your campervan or motorhome rental on a round trip, or return to an Australian motorhome or campervan hire company in a different state. Book the perfect recreational vehicle online and collect it from your Australian motorhome rental company conveniently located at the airport.
Where to go by campervan or motorhome rental
There are holiday parks and caravan and camping sites that will accept motorhomes, campervans and recreational vehicles with truly amazing locations and facilities throughout Australia. Some working stations (vast cattle and/or sheep farms) also accept campervans and recreational vehicles, such as Kings Creek Station in the Northern Territory.
The east coast of Australia is the most populated and full of action. There is a thriving beach scene, including the famous surfing beach of Bondi Beach in Sydney. Australia's biggest cities are along the east and south coasts, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The southern coast has a cooler climate than further north, thanks to the Southern Ocean sea breezes.
The Northern Territory and Queensland are a more tropical climate. The Great Barrier Reef is in this region, as well as a wealth of beautiful beaches and stunning scenery for adventure holiday lovers. Hiking trails are well marked and the camping facilities for campervans, motorhomes and RV rentals are second to none. The further north you travel along the coast, the less populated it becomes.
Central and Western Australia are largely desert and cattle stations. This does not mean it is not an exciting destination! Little gems like Coober Pedy and Alice Springs attract the quirkier folk. Uluru (Ayers Rock) are in Central Australia. The city of Perth is on the Western coast, which you can reach by driving across the Nullarbor Plain from Adelaide. When driving these long desert roads, look out for Road Trains – a single truck pulling two or more trailers. These Road Trains can get very long and take them a long time to slow down, so pull over and watch this unique sight fly by.
Be prepared for long drives in your Australian campervan hire or motorhome rental through the oldest landscapes in the world, but don’t expect boredom!
Driving your motorhome rental in Australia
- Drive on the left hand side of the road.
- Speed limits can vary from state to state, so pay attention to road signs.
- You must have a valid driving license. If your license is not in English, then you must carry a valid International Driving Permit issued in your home country.
- Seatbelts are compulsory and babies and young children must be restrained in an approved car seat (you can hire a seat from most Australia motorhome and campervan hire companies).
- Take time to read over the rules of the road before you get behind the wheel.