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Rent a motorhome in Australia for an awesome road trip

Discover Down Under in an individual way

The country and continent of Australia is something of a road trip mecca, with people coming from all over the globe to circumnavigate the continent or head into the outback. Partners of motorhomebookers.com can be found throughout the country, making it easy for you to plan your dream campervan rental holiday.

If a trip to Australia to see the wonders of the land Down Under sounds like your kind of holiday, read on to learn more about motorhome rental in Australia.

Top 5 facts about Australia

  1. There are over 50 million kangaroos in Australia, and that’s also the only place you will see them outside of a zoo, as they are not found in any other region in the world.
  2. The Great Barrier Reef—just off the eastern coast of Australia—is the largest reef system in the world and is home to over 350 species of corals and over 1,500 species of fish.
  3. Australia is often thought of as a hot, dry place, but the Australian Alps actually get more snow than the Swiss Alps, making them a popular destination for skiing.
  4. Tasmania—an island state of Australia to the south of the continent—boasts the cleanest air in the world due to around a third of the island being a national park or World Heritage-protected site.
  5. Wine lovers may be interested to know that Australia contains no less than 60 separate wine regions offering a huge variety to choose from.

These highlights await you when you visit Australia with a motorhome

The sheer size of Australia can make planning a typical camper hire holiday difficult, as there is a lot to see and they can be quite spread out. Sydney is usually an obvious choice, and for good reason: the Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive buildings in the world. There are also the Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens and all of the trappings of a major city.

Heading up the eastern coast of Australia, you will find the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest ecosystem in the world, containing hundreds of types of coral and thousands of species of fish. The reef stretches along half of the eastern coastline of Australia, so finding a place to go diving won’t be difficult.

Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock) is a natural wonder if you're tempted to head inland. This flat-topped red rock sits 358 metres tall from the surrounding plains, which are incredibly flat and allow a stunning view of the rock from miles away. Be aware that this is quite far from other Australian attractions.

The Blue Mountains National Park is great if you prefer more rugged terrain.

These camper routes through Australia are a must

Australia is a big country—the sixth largest in the world, in fact—which can make it a little difficult to plan your itinerary when working with limited time. Fortunately, there are several popular routes to choose from.

Heading along the continent's south coast, you will enjoy over 400 kilometres of coastal scenery, from picturesque beaches to crystal-clear oceans and great surf. This route will even take you past Hyams Beach, which is a Guinness World Record holder for the whitest sands.

Looking for something a little longer? Sydney to Brisbane—or Brisbane to Sydney if you prefer—is a 940-kilometre route that offers everything from coastal towns to rolling valleys.

For something a little more tropical, you might consider the Great Green Way, which will take you past the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests, waterfalls, and everything else you’d expect from a tropical region.

If you are able to take your campervan hire holiday to the next level and spread it over months rather than weeks, you will likely be interested in The Big Lap. Highway 1 circumnavigates the continent and can take you and your RV on a round trip that covers 15,000 kilometres and passes through every Australian state except for Tasmania.

Camper van hire: Useful information for a trip through Australia

While Australia perhaps gets more negative press than it deserves when it comes to dangerous wildlife, there is a need to be cautious, particularly when travelling off the beaten track. Be sure to do adequate research on any region you plan to visit.

The minimum age to rent a campervan in Australia can vary. As a general rule, 21 years old will be considered the minimum. That being said, some companies are prepared to rent to 18-year-olds. Certain rental situations may restrict rentals to people over 25, particularly in cases where the motorhome is large or more expensive than normal.

Wild camping is technically not allowed in Australia, though it is often tolerated in some places, such as in the outback. If you are anywhere near an urban population or on private property, it’s safest to assume you are not allowed to just park up your motorhome and spend the night. Fortunately, finding a campsite to pitch your campervan rental in is not difficult.

Rent a motorhome now and discover Australia

Australia benefits from some of the most striking scenery in the world, from the crystal beauty of the coast to the unmistakable red heart of the continent. Motorhome rental in Australia is a sure way to make lasting memories, which is why motorhomebookers.com is happy to assist you in finding the right camper for your trip.

Australia: Rental stations for campers and motorhomes

Destinations for your camper holiday: Australia

Tips for your camper holiday: Australia

Tropical North-East of Australia

This motorhome trip will guide you through the unique regions of the far North Queensland, with an optional trip using 4x4 vehicles. Follow the Great Tropical Drive, during which you will familiarise yourself with Australia’s most famous attractions: the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, Hinchinbrook Island, and the Undara Lava Tubes.

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