A lot of people dream of travelling to exotic locales and exploring new and exciting places. Australia is the perfect place to live out these dreams, with so many different facets to explore, from global cities to sandy deserts, to beaches to rainforests, Australia has a bit of everything. Once people get there, travelling by road is the best way to take in all the sights and scenes, whether it be through the country’s red centre or by taking one of the famous coastal roads. Campervan hire is a good way to do this exploring – and cheap. With a little preparation and planning, I’ve never known anyone to regret taking a camper out on the road. That being said, here are a few tips to keep in mind to make a trip across this wonderful continent a memorable one for the right reasons:
1. Driving: People drive on the left in Australia.
2. How to buy fuel for the camper: Diesel or petrol is sold in litres. So check and factor in fuel prices to avoid undue surprises. Prices generally tend to be higher during peak tourist season due to higher demand.
With a motorhome you can enjoy a fun filled vacation with your family without having to worry about finding accommodation every night, or sticking to a tight schedule like you’re back at work. With the cost of family vacations going steadily up as hotels and airfares get more expensive, hiring a motorhome can be the perfect answer to your money worries, provided you shop intelligently.
A motorhome is also a great way to have some one-on-one time with family while away on holidays. There are beds inside the camper to sleep on which are either fixed or flexible and can be folded away (dont’ worry there’s also air conditioning for those steamy summer nights). There’s also a functioning kitchen with an oven, grill and sink etc. as well as a bathroom and in some cases, a shower. This ensures that the journey is spent in relative comfort, even while on the open road. But then that’s the whole idea. A motorhome is much larger than an RV and the main aim here is to have all the comforts of home.
There are various agencies across the world which hire out motorhomes. These are usually privately owned vehicles, which an agency rents out on commission basis to travelers or tourists.
Australia is the most fantastic holiday option if you are in the mood for adventures and camping. Exploring the outdoors of Australia and the unending untouched planes becomes an even better experience when you have the freedom of doing things your way instead of following an itinerary that has been laid out for you by someone else. Campervans offer you exactly this freedom with convenient and luxurious accommodation and dining options available to you 24/7.
If your good with the tools you can build your own camper, or else if you are like me you can go down the easy route and rent a camper. With a rental you can choose from a variety of 2 seaters, 4 seaters, 5 seaters, 6 seaters and 4WD campers to suit whatever your holiday requires. These campervans come with luxuries and amenities like air conditioners, refrigerators, gas burners, sinks, televisions, double beds, attachable canopies for your breaks, comfortable seat points for kids, and plenty more. If you’re not sure to who shop with Britz, Apollo, Hertz, Thrifty, Cheapa, Maui, Kea, Avis etc.., are some of the most popular camper hire companies, and you won’t go wrong with any of them.
Motorhome Rental has several advantages and makes your journey absolutely hassle-free. A motorhome is the best way to achieve a travelling experience that is fun, relaxing and most importantly free of constraints and time limits. Travelers with different interests and of different age groups now choose motorhome transport and accommodation to make their touring experience simpler and more comfortable, as a motorhome gives you enjoyment of your journey without compromising on all the comforts of your home.
A motorhome also gives you the luxury of seeing the sights of where you’re visiting at your own convenience, not when you have to leave the hotel. Why get stuck at a terrible spot for three days when the place coming up sounds amazing but is only booked for a night. That’s not even mentioning the money you’ll save on hotel bills.
Top listed tips while hiring a Motorhome:
Having the basic knowledge about all the various types of motorhomes available is important. Also surveying the rentals of these motorhomes home different companies is an aspect of importance so that you can crack the best and cheapest deal for yourself. Broken down into their most basic recreational vehicle categories, Motorhomes are generally either Two-Wheel-Drive (2WD) or Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD).
Nothing beats a self-contained holiday vacation and when it all boils down to bringing all the much needed personal stuff and holiday gifts, a campervan is the obvious choice. In these spacious vehicles, you can load everything you need to enjoy a holiday vacation without the hassle of finding accommodation and space in the boot. You can bring everything you need (even the kitchen sink).
If you are thinking of renting something in Perth or even Melbourne, beat the stress the holiday vacation brings and try a campervan hire that packs everything you need in one versatile vehicle. There’s no need to worry about sending the Christmas pressies in advance or leaving behind that surf board. You can bring them all with you and present them personally when you arrive. Your family will definitely appreciate the space too.
Vacations during holidays can be pretty stressful especially if you have to be on the road. And when it requires more than one day to travel, it can be exhausting too. However, with the right vehicle that has everything you need for basic personal amenities, there is nothing much to worry or complain about.
New Zealand is a beautiful country with spectacular scenery and many activities that people can take part in. Just a few of the amazing things you can do in New Zealand include:
· Walking on a glacier
· White Water Rafting
· Taking a tour through the wine country
· Walks around the Tongariro Crossing
· Whale Watching
· Bungee Jumping
· Movie Tours
· Overland Trekking
· Catching a Bus
To enjoy all of New Zealand at a leisurely pace, I’ve always found renting a campervan to be the most rewarding way of getting around and soaking it all in. Campervan’s aren’t just for road trips – having self-contained accommodation where you can come and go as you please is a great way to experience the culture of a place and meet the locals instead of getting cooped up in a hotel or busy hostel. It is the complete experience and a wonderful way to create memorable experiences on a whim that will stay with you for life. Of course, it can become a bit expensive if it is not done properly, but with some preparation and research, hiring a campervan can not only make things simpler, it can also save you money.
If you have decided that it’s time to take a camping vacation here are some precautions and FAQs that you can take that will enhance the comfort of your trip, and the comfort of those who are travelling with you. One of the best things that you can do is to hire a campervan rental for your vacation. There are many benefits that come with a campervan when compared to other traditional resting options. As you venture to your destination you will need to strike a balance between comfort and convenience. Once you have accomplished this you will be at ease selecting a vacation and travel option that is suited for your camping experience.
If you’re an experienced camper and you are the owner of a camper vehicle you will not need to rent. Many campervan owners have gone to great lengths to modify their vehicles to make them as comfortable as possible. Owning your own campervan is a significant investment and it’s not suited for all travellers.
Early in 2012 I decided to embark on a journey throughout Australia in a rented campervan. Travelling alone I ran into many issues and faced many problems with my vehicle and the open road. Everything from tyre punctures, to not being able to find a place to park my vehicle and sleep safely for the night! Renting a campervan can be fun with so many types of motor homes available for hire, but make sure you get a vehicle that is comfortable and has all the amenities you need. There is nothing worst then being stuck in the outback with no food or water!
You can read more information about my journey from my other camper blog if it is your first time here.