Campervans in Australia

  • Campervan, Northern Territory, Australia
    Hit the open road with a campervan in the Northern Territory, Australia
Mount Augustus, Western Australia
Australia is packed with cities, scenic coast roads, burnt orange deserts and wild outback which makes it ideal for exploring by road, with your own car or campervan. That said - it can be easy to underestimate the driving distances if you forget it’s a country that’s roughly the size of Europe!

Why travel by campervan in Australia?

Travelling by campervan in Australia gives you flexible freedom. You’ll find a wide selection of vehicles to suit every requirement, from a budget campervan with little more than a mattress and ‘esky’ in the back, to a luxury campervan equipped with an electric bed system, a range of gadgets and extras like a BBQ and flat screen TV.

With a campervan, you can stray from the well-trodden routes; it’s easy to change plans and spend extra nights in a place you love, or drive on through to your next destination. There's no check-out deadline, no set breakfast – it’s just you, your travel companions and the road ahead.

For more Aussie road trip ideas, check out our 6 Adventurous Australian road trips or read our blog posts about travelling by campervan.

Where Travel Nation can help and how to book

Don’t worry if you have no idea how long it takes to drive from Sydney to Cairns or which locations in Australia require a 4WD vehicle – that’s where we have experience. Our consultants have travelled extensively and will help you plan the perfect route with places to stay along the way.

Working with all the leading hire companies in Australia, we offer some of the best vehicles and rental rates. Booking in advance protects your money, guarantees your chosen vehicle will be available and gives you a consultant who can deal with any questions or concerns.

Simply contact us for advice on the best model to suit you or request a quote by email. Demand for campervans in Australia peaks in December, January and February, so we recommend booking well in advance for travel in these months.

Best Australia campervan prices

We have some deals on budget campervans in Australia - check them out!

Budget campervan

From £20 / day *

Family campervan

From £36 / day *

Luxury campervan

From £58 / day *

* Budget campervan prices based on minimum 21 days hire 
* Family campervan prices based on minimum 7 days hire 

What should you think about?

Here are a few things so think about before hiring your campervan in Australia:

  • Are you traveling on a shoestring and just need a basic model?
  • Do you need an on-board toilet/shower?
  • Do you want a new model, or would an older/higher mileage vehicle suit?
  • How much comfort/luxury do you need? (We have luxury models and you can break your journey with hotels/lodges too)
  • Would you prefer to pay more but reduce the insurance excess to zero?
  • Are you travelling with children?
  • Would you prefer a larger berth van with more space inside?
  • What bed configuration do you need in terms of doubles/singles/bunks?


Budget Campervans in Australia

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Adelaide, Alice Springs

Budget campervans in Australia are aimed at backpackers and those who just want a bed and some wheels. These models will have a few more miles on the clock, but they’re clean and practical. Generally you won’t find a toilet or a shower and they may not be equipped to deal with child seats, but they're good value and an easy drive! You can usually hire these from aged 18 but there may be a higher bond for younger drivers.

Luxury Campervans - Australia

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Adelaide, Alice Springs

If you're looking for a brand new, modern campervan, these are the vans for you! Apollo, Maui and Star RV offer high-specification vehicles fitted out with the utmost of comfort in mind including on-board toilets and showers plus a host of other extras – and it doesn’t have to break the bank!

Family Campervans - Australia

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Adelaide, Alice Springs

Enjoy time together in a comfortable campervan, getting away from real life back home and taking in the Australian highlights during your time away. We have a wide range of vans perfect for family travel – whether you’ve got a young toddler or a rabble of rowdy kids, there is a van to suit your needs. Consider a vehicle a little older if you’re on a budget, or go for a newer brand if you want to splash out on a little more comfort.

Practical Campervans - Australia

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Adelaide, Alice Springs

These practical camper vans will be newer than the budget brands but will offer good value for money. If you’re travelling as a couple but want some extra space why not consider a 4 berth – it can be almost the same price, money well spent if you’re on the road for a few weeks. Generally they come with a toilet and shower - consider asking for one without if you want to keep the cost of your van down.

From £71 per day

4WD Campervans - Australia

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Adelaide, Alice Springs

4WD vehicles are essential for certain roads in Australia; if you plan on an adventure in Western Australia or from Adelaide up to and around the Northern Territories then you will need a 4WD vehicle. It’s essential that you carry plenty of water and fuel as well as food for these long journeys, and it’s best to plan your route before setting off. These 4WD vehicles offer pop top tents, the essential BBQ and a few creature comforts to keep everyone happy!