The wide-open highways stretching across Australia's vast outback are made for a campervan holiday. Or you might prefer to tackle the coast and wind your way from Sydney to Cairns. Perhaps the laid-back south-west corner of Western Australia is more to your liking. Whatever your preference, there is no doubt that a campervan is a great way to travel. VroomVroomVroom has compiled a comprehensive guide on some factors you need to consider before you make your booking.
A campervan, also sometimes referred to as a camper or caravanette, is a vehicle that is smaller in size when compared to a motorhome. A motorhome doubles as your accommodation, where as a campervan provides a more flexible way to travel. The campervan gives you more independence when you travel as you can pack exactly what you need for the trip.
The two main types of campervans are low top and high top campervans. A high top is more upscale providing extra space, while a low-top model is more budget-friendly with lower roof.
One special feature that distinguishes a motorhome from a campervan is that a motorhome has a fully functional toilet and shower. Generally speaking, motorhomes are more expensive to drive, and can be difficult to park. If you don't need that much space for your trip, it is a great alternative to hire a campervan.
VroomVroomVroom can help you compare campervan rentals from different suppliers in depots across the country. Before you choose your vehicle, however, you will need to first consider how many people will be travelling. Sizes of campervan do vary, so this is an important factor.
Campervans will fit a maximum of six people, so if you are travelling in a bigger party, you will need to consider hiring a second vehicle. A campervan is perfect for two people, providing ample space and extra comfort. On the VroomVroomVroom website campervans are categorized in berths (the number of people the campervan can sleep).
There are different types of motorhomes in Australia. These include:
Take note that most campervans do not offer a toilet or shower, but some high-top campervans are equipped with a toilet and shower. If you are planning on camping this could be a helpful addition. If you prefer saying at holiday parks it may not be a necessity.
Decide where you are travelling to and map out potential routes so you can check the conditions of the road. If you are new to driving a campervan you may want to stay away from, smaller, trickier roads and keep to the main highways.
You will need to consider all of the above factors before you make your decision and choose your campervan. We partner with providers such as Apollo, Britz, Jucy Rentals, Maui and Real Value to provide you with a choice of vehicles across the country.