This is the cheapest and
most flexible way to get around in Australia.
It is a bit more expensive than car hire, but it saves you the cost of
hotels/motels, and also you can cook your own meals instead of eating
out. Compared to buses and trains you get much more freedom to stop
wherever you want, and it is much cheaper. In other words - it
is the best way!
Campervan rental Australia by amandabhslater via Flickr.com
There is a variety of vans available. Most are two wheel drives,
some are four wheel drives. Where you are allowed to go with a four
wheel drive also varies.
It is also worth looking into what you get and how much is the
insurance and what it covers. The larger the van, the more equipment
you get. The basics that are always included are a bed, bedding,
fridge, water tank, sink, dishes and cutlery. In the larger vans you
may have more equipment, and even toilet and shower inside.
Camper Van Hire Australia by thebadgerrides via Flickr.com
The big companies are very popular for some good reasons - they
have offices and workshops in all larger towns in Australia, so you can
get local help in many different places. You can also drop your vehicle
off at a different location from where you picked it up.
But as a lot
of details about what you get and what is most suitable for your
trip vary, it used to be a time consuming work to visit each company's
website to compare them. Not anymore. Now you can easily
the big companies here:
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