Tips for Hiring a Camper Van in Australia

Camper vans are popular in Australia and an amazing way to get around. If you are going on vacation to Australia with family, friends or colleagues, hiring a camper van would boost your experience. While considering hiring one, it’s essential that you get things right. You do not want to be disappointed on your vacation.

  • Compare the Rates

Consider all the costs involved in hiring a camper van. Some will have a high daily rate but with lower additional costs or all-inclusive while others may have low daily rates but with many other additional costs. Thus it is important you know what is included in the rate and compare several providers. When looking at the rates, consider all the costs including extra driver fees, beddings, and linen as well as tax and administration fees.

  • Make Your Reservations in Advance

While you make your reservations early, chances are you will not be disappointed with your hire. There are periods that the camper vans are highly hired and you could miss out or get the rates are quite high. If you are traveling to Australia during the festive season, in summer or when schools are closed, you should make your reservations in advance.

  • Plan a Relaxed Schedule

You cannot just drive in the camper van just to get around. You need to make the most out of your trip and to do so; you will have to plan your itinerary in advance. Australia is a big country and if you are not careful while driving the camper van, you might miss out on a lot of things. Plan in advance, know where you want to go and take things slowly.  A realistic itinerary will see you have a relaxed schedule and enjoy your trip more.

  • Know Your Options

Camper vans come in various sizes. Depending on the number of passengers, it should have sufficient space inside. Besides driving around, you will be sleeping in the camper van and that’s the reason space should be sufficient for all. Consider other features that might come in handy such as bathrooms, bed sizes and the transmission of the van.

  • Consider the Number of Days you Will Be in the Country

Most camper vans companies will give discounts when you hire the vehicle for longer. While looking at the rates, consider if you are flexible with your schedule and you can afford it.