26 Aug

Best Camper Vans For Road Tripping In Australia In 2024

Hiring a campervan for a road trip is one of the best ways to travel in Australia and there are good reasons for it. Aside from having the freedom and flexibility to travel at your own pace, a campervan can also take you to remote areas that are not easily accessible by public transportation, or where accommodations are limited. With a well-equipped van, you can enjoy comfort and convenience while camping. But due to the different models available, many are indecisive and unsure when choosing their campervan. Here are the top 5 campervans for hire in Australiawith the best reviews and recommendations.

1.  Juliette Hi-Top – Most economical hi-top campervan

  • This budget camper gets booked out all the time due to the affordable rates. Renters often need to book 5-6 months ahead to secure a rental. It is recommended for young travellers or backpackers who do not mind an older van, but would like to enjoy the basic facilities like an internal kitchen and bed. This high top camper has an elevated ceiling so campers can carry out activities like cooking in the van and need not worry about the weather. This camper van also has comprehensive insurance with a reduced excess of only $500. Renters do not need to worry about paying a large amount for security bond. The Juliette Hi-Top is available on the East Coast of Australia: Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne.

Juliette Hi-Top – Most economical hi-top campervan

2. CT 2 Berth Sandpiper – Best rated RV for couples

  • Also known as a honeymoon RV, the CT 2 Berth Sandpiper has been a favourite among couples young and old. Boasting with features like air-conditioning and heating in the living cabin, a shower and toilet and fully equipped kitchen, this model has all it needs to be a home on wheels. With a permanent double bed separated from the dining table, renters can avoid the hassle of converting between one another every day. Being a mid-sized camper, many first timers have reported it being easy to drive as if it was their second nature. With a reversing camera at the back, parking was a breeze as well. The CT 2 Berth Sandpiper is available in: Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Brisbane, and Hobart. Renters can also do a one-way rental like a Melbourne to Sydney road trip.

CT 2 Berth Sandpiper – Best rated RV for couples

3.  4WD Safari Camper – Best 4WD Camper for off-road driving

  • Featuring a fun roof-top tent, the 4WD Safari Camper is built on a mix of Isuzu D-Max and Toyota Hilux chassis. It is an excellent camper for off-road terrains in national parks like Kakadu, Litchfield, Karijini, Birdsville, and the Gibb River Road etc. This 5-seater 4WD camper has been a favourite among groups of friends or families with young children embarking an adventure to Australia’s outback. The roof-top tent sleeps two, and a ground annexe sleeps three. Camping equipment such as sleeping bags, sleeping mat, a 40L fridge, jerry cans for water and a portable stove will be provided with this camper. With a fixed awning on the side, renters can also enjoy being sheltered outdoors. For families with young children, this camper can accommodate up to 2 child restrain seats for children under the age of 7. And outback safety kit with an Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon (EPIRB), snatch strap with D shackles ad a folding spade will also be provided with the camper. This camper is available only from mid-April to end of November each year in Perth, Broome, Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns and Brisbane.

4WD Safari Camper – Best 4WD Camper for off-road driving

4.  Polaris RV – Best valued self-contained camper

  • The Polaris RV sits and sleeps 4 to 6 people. With an ensuite shower and toilet with holding tanks, this self-contained camper offers convenience to travellers preferring their privacy and do not wish to share communal facilities at camp grounds. The interior is thoughtfully designed to fit 3 double beds, a shower and toilet and a kitchen without compromising room for walking and activities. The ample compartments also allow easy storage. Renters are recommended to pack soft bags instead of hard cases. The best news of all is, this is a pet-friendly camper that allows dogs. A $299.00 Pet Fee is required for deep cleaning of the motorhome after your trip to ensure that allergens are removed for the next customer. The Polaris RV is available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart all year long.

Polaris RV – Best valued self-contained camper

Read also: How to Plan a Campervan Road Trip with Pets in Australia  

5.  River Elite Motorhome – Top of the range RV

  •  This RV has received excellent reviews from hirers looking for luxury and comfort. With state-of-the-art interior and equipment, the River Elite Motorhome is guaranteed to be less than 1 year old on fleet. With a bigger fridge, renters can cut down on supermarket trips and spend more time exploring the gems of Australia. In addition to a comfortable and spacious living area, the external awning allows renters to enjoy the outdoors while they sip some wine in decent wine glasses. Renters can also request for a linen exchange after 7 hire days at any of the depots when the Inclusive Package is booked. A solar panel is also installed to supply a trickle charge to the 12v house battery. This 12v house battery powers the fridge and lights when the motorhome is off-grid. Renters are recommended to plug the RV to 240v power every 2 days to give the house battery a full charge. This RV can accommodate two anchor points for baby seats (from birth to 4 years old). Booster seats for children age 4 to 7 can be fitted to any of the 4 passenger seats with a diagonal lap-sash seatbelt. The River Elite Motorhome is available Australia wide in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Carwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

River Elite Motorhome – Top of the range RV

With campsites and amenities available all around the country, Australia is an excellent destination for road tripping in a Camper. With mobile apps featuring the locations of all the essential amenities, camping with a campervan has never been easier. Aussie Campervans is a convenient site where you can compare and book your ideal campervan. Aside from competitive rates, we also offer multiple-hire discounts when you hire two vehicles or more. And if you are unsure of which camper to hire, our team members are happy to offer free recommendations and suggestions. Wait no more and kick-start your Australian road trip today. 

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