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How To Choose The Right Campervan For Your Road Trip


Planning an Australian road trip and keen to hire a campervan? Unsure which is the best one for you? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

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If you’ve already started researching different campervans for hire, you’ll notice there are lots of options to choose from. Britz has a campervan for every type of traveller, and there’s one that’s just right for you. Let’s look at some of the considerations to factor in when picking out the best campervan hire to explore Australia.

Considerations when choosing a campervan

There are many excellent options at Britz Australia when it comes to the type, size, shape, and style of campervan hire. 

The first step to deciding on which campervan is right for you is to assess your needs. Here are a few factors to consider:

How many people you are travelling with

Britz campers come in many different sizes, so choosing the right one will depend on how large your group of family and friends is, and how much storage space you need. 

Britz Australia’s campervans can fit up to six people comfortably – you can even bring along the family dog! So, tally up your family and friends and make sure you don’t leave anyone out. 

If you have more than six people joining in on your Australian road trip, simply book two campervans and you can sort out who goes in which vehicle later. 

If you’re travelling with children, it pays to be aware that some campervans are better suited than others. For example, if you’ve got a baby on board, you’ll likely want a rear seat that’s within arm’s reach of the front passenger seat. Those travelling with teens who want some ‘space’ may prefer a campervan that has extra seats further down the back. 

Some of Britz Australia’s popular campervan options for those travelling with families include:

Campervans for 1 to 3 people

If you're keen to enjoy an Australian road trip with freedom and flexibility in an easy-to-drive package, our compact campervans are just what you need.

Perfect for a couple, Britz Australia’s 2 Berth Venturer and 2 berth HiTop campervans provide sleeping for two. The 2+1 Berth Venturer Plus campervan includes an extra child's bed making it perfect for a family with a child under seven years of age. 

In the Venturer and Venturer Plus, you can enjoy your Australian road trip with all the great benefits of an onboard kitchen, lounge, and even a toilet and shower. 

Campervans for 4 to 6 people
If you’re a couple keen on more space, or a family looking for some quality time away, the 4-6 berth campervan range is just what you need. With apartment-style living, Britz Australia’s 4-6 berth range comes with multiple sleeping areas, fully furnished kitchens, and a lounge to relax in. 

The 4 Berth Voyager campervan is ideal for small families or friends who want separate beds. The 4 Berth Discovery, 4 Berth Explorer and 6 Berth Frontier campervans also include a toilet and shower allowing you to freedom camp. And if you need space to carry all your must-haves, these spacious campervans are just what you’re looking for.

Where you are travelling

From dusty outback highways to busy city streets, Australia’s landscape is incredibly diverse. So you’ll want to make sure the campervan hire you choose is suitable for the roads you’ll be travelling. 

If you’re planning for an off-road experience during your Australian road trip, the best type of campervan for you would be the Britz Safari Landcruiser (4WD) or the Britz Outback (4WD). All other Britz vehicles are 2WD, which means you'll need to stick to sealed roads.

Thinking of bush camping or staying in one of Australia’s great national parks? Then having your own toilet and shower could be a defining factor in choosing your campervan. Check out Britz’s Venturer, Venturer Plus, Explorer, Vista, or Frontier campervans.

Are you thinking of staying mainly in campgrounds or holiday parks? If so, having those onboard facilities may not be so important. Perhaps the 'hold it ‘til we get there' approach might be better suited, in which case the HiTop, Voyager is a great option.

If you’re planning on staying at one of the great holiday parks around Australia, you may like to make use of the 10% discount available for Britz customers at BIG4 Holiday Park campgrounds. It’s a pretty sweet deal!

Does size matter?

If you’re used to driving a family car and worry that a larger campervan could be daunting to drive, fear not! Campervans – even bigger ones – are actually much easier to drive than you might think. So try not to let size become a defining issue. All Britz campervans have large side mirrors and built-in GPS, while some have reversing cameras, making your drive even smoother. 

What you plan to do on your trip

When you’re considering the overall size of your campervan, you’ll also want to factor in how much storage space you’ll need. If you plan on carrying big equipment like surfboards or kayaks, you’ll need to make sure your campervan has plenty of external storage space to fit it all in.  

The range of Britz campervans

Britz Australia has a wide variety of campervans to suit your needs. You’ll also be covered with our peace of mind promise which means we always put your wellbeing, comfort, and safety first.

It’s important to us that your Australian road trip is a fun and memorable experience! To help make your trip the best it can be, we suggest downloading the thl Roadtrip app. This handy app is loaded with useful tips for preparing for your campervan trip, as well as handy how-to video guides, navigation tools, and 24/7 phone support.

Let’s take a look at our great range of campervans:

Britz HiTop

This campervan is perfect for two people who don’t need an onboard toilet and shower. The Britz 2 Berth HiTop includes a cooker so you can enjoy making your own homemade meals. It also comes with a sink for cleaning up, and a fridge to keep your food and drinks cool. The HiTop also has an air-con and a heater in the driver's cab.

Britz Voyager

This campervan is great for two to four people who don’t need an onboard toilet and shower. The Britz 4 Berth Voyager includes a nifty pull-down back bed and is ideal for small families and couples. To help keep you comfortable whatever the weather, the Voyager includes air-con and a heater in the driver's cab.

Britz Venturer

Perfect for two people, the Britz 2 Berth Venturer campervan includes a toilet and shower, an external barbecue, LCD and DVD player, plus air-con and a heater in the driver's cab and main cab. The 2 Berth Venturer is just the ticket for couples who like to explore Australia in comfort.

Britz Venturer Plus

Tailored for a small family – for two adults and one child – the 2+1 Berth Venturer  Plus campervan has everything needed for a fantastic Australian road trip. This campervan comes with a toilet, shower, kitchen, plus an outside barbecue. It also has an air-con and a heater in the driver's cab and main cab.

Britz Explorer

A four-person camper with a toilet, shower, and fixed rear bed, the 4 Berth Explorer is ideal for those who want to leave their rear bed made up. Mum, dad and the kids can enjoy the ultimate Australian road trip in this home-on-wheels! For even more freedom, Britz can fit a bike rack on this campervan so you can bring along your bikes, or hire them, for the trip. 

Britz Frontier

Planning an Australian road trip with a big family or a few friends? The Britz 6 Berth Frontier is the way to go! This brilliantly big campervan includes a toilet, shower, and three double beds! Choose your sleeping space from the double over-cab bed, the rear u-shaped lounge that converts into a bed, and the passenger seat that also converts into a double bed. This campervan also includes air-con and a heater in the driver's cab and main cab.

Britz Safari Landcruiser (4WD)

Planning on going off-road? The Britz Safari Landcruiser 4WD is built tough to tackle tricky roads. Five people can be accommodated, but for more space, we recommend taking this vehicle as a group of four. The pop-up rooftop tent with an annexe is simple to set up and completely sealed, so you’ll have no worries about pesky mozzies or bugs getting in! This rugged camper is fitted with Britz equipment and snorkel and comes with an outback safety kit, awning, picnic table and chairs, plus kitchen equipment

Britz Safari Auto (4WD)

Even on the most rugged outback terrain, you’ll enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride in the new 5 Berth Britz Safari Auto. Designed and built exclusively for Britz customers, this 4WD features a roof-top tent that can sleep two, plus a ground annexe with self-inflating sleeping mats for three people. 

Britz Outback (4WD)

Fully automatic, robust, and ready to go off-road, the 5 Berth Britz Outback 4WD combines 4WD capability with a comfortable automatic driving experience. This camper comes with free-standing tents which means you can set up camp and keep exploring. 

Know which campervan you want to hire?

From a couples getaway in the city to a family adventure in the outback, Britz has you covered with our great range of campervans. 

Ready to take the next step and plan your Australian road trip? Book your Britz campervan online and then pick it up from any one of Britz Australia’s 10 branches around the country.