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Adelaide campervan

Are you planning a campervan trip to Adelaide, or are you living there and want to explore your own backyard for your next holiday? Either way, you can experience a great South Australian road trip in a campervan or motorhome, and now is a good time to plan your campervan holiday. If you’re interested in a longer campervan holiday in Australia, Adelaide is a the perfect base for a drive west to Perth or north to Alice Springs.

Known as the “City of Churches,” Adelaide is a remarkable place to explore. You can start by visiting its magnificent churches including Saint Peter’s Cathedral and Saint Francis Xavier’s Cathedral. Some attractions are best visited at a specific time, but most like the Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Botanic Garden and South Australian Museum can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Recommended Holiday Parks and Campsites in Adelaide

Adelaide Caravan Park is approximately two kilometres from the Adelaide’s CBD at 46 Richmond Street. Facilities include a swimming pool, playground, barbecue area and open spaces to relax and play—it is also a pet-friendly establishment. The park offers a wide range of accommodation options that include “Shady Sites,” which are ideal for campervans.

West Beach Parks is one of the most popular parks in South Australia for locals and tourists alike and offers two properties, the BIG4 Holiday Park and The Retreat at West Beach Parks, with the former ideal for caravans. It is an award-winning site offering a wide range of accommodation with facilities including a heated pool, go-karts, play equipment, a gym and a games room.

Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park is at 4 Burnham Road in Kingston Park, just 17 kilometres from downtown Adelaide. The park is convenient to the Southern Wine District, Brighton Jetty, the historical Kingston House and a number of shopping centres. It has four types of campervan sites from beachfront spots to grass and slab powered locations, and camping is also available.

Brownhill Creek Tourist Park can be found at 60 Brown Hill Creek Road in Mitcham, around seven kilometres from central Adelaide. It is a family-friendly site, with facilities that include WiFi, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a central dump and sullage point. Pets are allowed at the manager’s discretion.

Marion Holiday Park lies around twelve kilometres from the centre of the city of Adelaide, at 323 Sturt Road, in Bedford Park. Facilities include a 45m lagoon swimming pool, waterpark, indoor heated pool, playground, games room and an indoor tennis court. The park offers a range of unit-style accommodation along with three types of sites designed for caravans.

FAQs about hiring a campervan in Adelaide

When should I book my campervan for Adelaide?

On average, our customers book 90+ days before they intend to collect their Adelaide campervan.

What Adelaide campervan provider is the most popular to book with?

Since November 2022, most of our customers have collected a campervan from Calypso Campervan Rentals in Adelaide.

What is the most popular one-way rental route to drive a campervan from Adelaide?

The most popular one-way rental route for our customers is to book a campervan to collect in Adelaide and drop off in Sydney.

How long do most people hire a campervan for in Adelaide?

On average our customers hire a campervan for 11 days.

What type of campervan should I look to hire in Adelaide?

Most of our customers tend to look at campervans with 2 Berths (including a toilet and shower) or 4 Berth vehicles for Adelaide.

How much does it cost to rent a campervan in Adelaide?

Campervan hire prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. To check current rental rates in Adelaide, use our price comparison tool. We recommend booking at least a month before your trip to secure more competitive rates and your preferred vehicle before they sell out.

How old do you have to be to rent a campervan in Adelaide?

The minimum age to hire a campervan in Adelaide is 21. However, there are a few companies that allow drivers age 18 and above.

What type of licence do you need to drive a campervan rental in Adelaide?

You don’t need a special licence to drive a campervan or motorhome rental. All you need to provide is a valid driver licence held for at least one year. You may need to present an International Driving Permit if your licence is not written in English.

Can you park your campervan hire anywhere in Adelaide?

You can’t park anywhere you want in Adelaide and wild camping is illegal in Australia. Look for designated areas where you can park your campervan rental.

Where can I camp for free in Adelaide?

There are several free camping spots near Adelaide including Red Banks Conservation Park, Burra Creek Gorge Reserve, and Mount Remarkable National Park.

Top Attractions in Adelaide

Adelaide Central Market can be found between Grote and Gouger Street in Adelaide. Central Market encompasses over eighty stalls, offering the finest, affordable, locally-produced foods such as fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, pastries, gourmet cheeses and confectionery. The market is not always open so be sure to check the venue's opening times so you do not miss out.

Adelaide Hills form part the mountain range called Mount Lofty Ranges on the eastern side of the city. It is one of the first areas in South Australia that was occupied by European immigrants. Driving through the hills is highly popular with both tourists and locals. Adelaide Hills' sought after attractions include the abundant flora and fauna, the Cleland Conservation Park, Heysen Trail, Mawson Trail and Waterfall Gully.

Chinatown Adelaide sits in between the Couger and Grote Streets in Adelaide. Features of Chinatown include its interesting Chinese Arch, a large number of Chinese restaurants and some great cultural shops.

Glenelg has a beautiful beach, a number of leisure and recreation facilities, shopping areas and the finest accommodation. It is a popular beachside suburb near Anzac Road and is very popular among visitors.

Gorge Wildlife Park covers over fourteen acres of land along Redden Drive and Cudlee Creek. It is a gorgeous location with abundant flora and fauna. The park is one of the best places in the country to see exotic and native Australian wildlife such as dingos, echidnas, fruit bats, kangaroos, koalas and wallabies.

Haigh's Chocolate Factory is located at 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside, Adelaide. It is a small chocolate factory that sells high-quality chocolates. It was founded by Alfred E. Haigh in 1915 and primarily serves Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The venue offers 15 to 20 minutes guided factory tours free of charge. Be sure to make a reservation a day or two earlier.

Migration Museum is situated at 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide. It was opened in 1986 and highlights the colourful history of immigration and settlement in Australia. Entry is free, but donations are highly appreciated.

Montefiore Hill lies to the north of Adelaide. It is the site where the Surveyor-General Colonel William Light was able to decide that the area he can see from the top of Montefiore Hill was the perfect place to establish the city of Adelaide. The picturesque views from the top of the hill are popular among visitors.