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How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Campervan in Australia


Dreaming of renting a travel van to escape to white sandy beaches, tranquil forested campgrounds or the silence of the desert? But not quite sure how much to budget for your adventure? When it comes to renting a Britz campervan, the cost will vary greatly depending on the type of campervan you choose, what season you travel in, the location of hire and more. To help, we have put together this comprehensive guide on the cost of renting a campervan in Australia. So you can start budgeting for your ultimate campervan getaway. Let’s dive in.

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How much does it cost to rent a Britz campervan?

Overall, pricing fluctuates depending on seasonality, demand and the size and utilities of the campervan you choose to hire. If you know where and when you are travelling, you can easily enter these into our booking page to gauge pricing. There are some steps you can take to get the best deal possible (more on that later). What’s more, you can always take advantage of the Britz price match deal where if you find the same Britz campervan type for a lower price elsewhere (even up to 24 hours after you book), send the screenshot or quote to us and we will match it!

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How to hire the best campervan for your budget

It can be hard to figure out which campervan you should hire. Factors such as budget, number of passengers, length of your trip and so on will determine the right camper for your Australian road trip. Here are a few top considerations when deciding on a campervan:

Consider size

Smaller campervans without any bells and whistles will typically be cheaper than a large campervan with a full shower, bathroom etc. If you are travelling with large items like surfboards, extra space might be helpful. However, if you are travelling solo without any large gear requirements or just want to spend a lot of time adventuring outdoors – a smaller camper with only the essentials may do the job!

Consider what features you need

At Britz, we have everything from 2-berths with only the essentials, all the way to the luxurious 6-berth with a full kitchen, bathroom and so on. When comparing your options, consider the following:

  • Do you need a full kitchen, shower and toilet?
  • Do you plan on staying at holiday parks and using their amenities?
  • Do you want to do more free camping and be self-contained?

If you are leaning towards staying at campsites with amenities, a toilet and shower may not be necessary. If so, choosing a more compact camper can be a great way to save money in this area. Alternatively, if you want to do more free camping, you may find that you want to choose a campervan with additional mod-cons. That way, you can choose to spend a little more time off the grid, in wild spaces or simply enjoy the luxury of having these on hand. It really all comes down to preference and travel style.

Campervan hiring options available at Britz

Choosing the right campervan for your trip is a big part of what will turn a good trip into an epic adventure to remember. Luckily at Britz, we have a wide range of campervan options to suit everyone and every budget.

Campervans for 1-3 people

If you are travelling solo or in a smaller group of up to three people, there are three main campervans to choose from depending on your travel style and budget:

  • 2-berth Hi-Top. This is a compact campervan with the essentials, including things like a microwave, fridge, and gas stove. This is the perfect camper for two people looking to get the most out of the great outdoors.
  • 2-berth Venturer. The Venturer is a self-contained 2-person campervan with all the mod-cons. With a full kitchen, toilet and shower, and convertible bed/lounge area, this adds a level of luxury to your campervan adventure.
  • 2 + 1-berth Venturer Plus. The 2+1 Venturer Plus comes with all the mod-cons of the Venturer but with the added bonus of a convertible bed in the front. This is perfect for a family of three!

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Campervans for 4-6 people

  • 4-berth Voyager. Featuring two double beds and a kitchen – this is the perfect set-up for small families on a budget or simply wanting to spend most of their time in the great outdoors.
  • 4-berth Explorer. Nicknamed ‘the ultimate freedom machine’, this is our most spacious and versatile camper for groups of four. Whether you’re a family of four, two couples or a group of four gearing up for an adventure, this self-contained camper has two double beds, a kitchen and a toilet - everything you need for an epic adventure.
  • 4-berth Discovery. If you are looking for a little extra style, this new and innovative camper may be the choice for you. In addition to the regular mod-cons of kitchen, toilet and convertible bed, it also features a mechanical drop-down bed that transforms the back area into a bunk bed. Perfect for a couple who doesn't want to make the bed every day or a family who wants something a little more compact without sacrificing usable space.
  • 6-berth Frontier. This spacious 6-person motorhome with three double beds is the perfect campervan for big groups, larger families, and anyone looking for a little more room.

To see the full specs and details of each camper, head to our compare our campervans page for more information.

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Tips for getting the best price on campervan hire

If you are on a budget, there are a few essential things you can do to ensure you get the most value for your trip. One big factor is making sure you are getting the best price on your campervan hire. Check out the tips below to make sure you get the best savings possible:

Book early

Booking early will not only save you the disappointment of missing out, but it also may end up being cheaper. Often, with a bit of planning, you can plan around a great deal or shift your dates slightly to find the absolute best price. This is a great idea if you have a rough idea of what dates you want to travel in advance.

Hire for longer periods of time

Travellers who book longer trips get a significant discount on daily vehicle hire rates when they opt for long-term hire with Britz. Travelling for 21+ days is a more affordable option and a great way to get incredible bang for your buck!

Pay attention to seasonality

Australia is a very seasonal place and so the best times to visit Australia will depend on where you hope to travel. However, summer and Easter tend to be quite busy no matter where you are in Australia. These busy periods can increase prices, so it might be best to try and book outside of these busy periods if possible.

However, if you ask us, this is a good thing! There are plenty of perks of travelling during the off-peak seasons. These are perfect for exploring stunning Australian attractions with a fraction of the crowds, cheaper accommodation, and less traffic - the list goes on! Chasing an Australian summer? No worries! There are so many amazing Australian winter destinations that are definitely worth checking out. In fact, there are plenty of northern parts of Australia that are even better in the winter months and enjoy a balmy 25 degrees celsius all winter long.

Look out for deals

One sure way to ensure you are getting the best deal on your campervan is to check out our deals page! That way you can make sure you get the best deal when you book.

Go with a group of adults

There are plenty of perks to travelling with friends, but one of the most appealing (aside from having an incredible group of people to share this epic experience with!) is to share the cost. If you are splitting the hire cost between a group of your friends or family, you should be able to save a bit of money.

Avoid one-way booking fees

If you are trying to keep your campervan cost low, it's important to consider your itinerary. Typically there will be a one-way booking fee for any camper picked up at one location and dropped off at another. To avoid this extra fee, make sure to plan your itinerary so that you can drop your campervan back at the same branch you hired it from.

Of course, if you choose to create an itinerary with a different origin and destination, there is absolutely no problem with you dropping it off at a different branch - but just keep in mind you will be charged a small fee.

Bring all your gear with you

Each campervan booking comes complimentary with a full kitchen, pots, pans, utensils, bedding, and so on. However, things like camping chairs, tables, first aid kits and so on can be added on for an additional cost. If you want to save as much money as possible, try to avoid purchasing add-ons and instead, why not bring your own camping chair, first aid kit, camping table and any other essentials you may need?


Why is hiring a campervan an affordable way to travel?

Campervan travel is hands-down one of the most cost-effective ways to explore Australia. First and foremost, accommodation costs are far less when taking advantage of freedom camping or low-cost campsites and holiday parks. In addition, having an on board campervan kitchen is a great way to save money on the road and save you from eating out for every meal (which very quickly adds up!). Last but not least, a campervan hire comes with a car rental included (the campervan, of course). This means you can save big on travelling to and from activities and top Australian attractions without having to pay for a tour to get there!

Ready to hire a campervan for your Australian road trip?

Travelling Australia by campervan is one of the best ways to get the most bang for your buck, all while experiencing the very best Australia has to offer. Luckily, hiring a campervan doesn’t have to break the bank. Putting these tips into practice is a great way to ensure you get the best deal for your campervan hire! For more ideas on planning your campervan tripbudget campervan travel tips and choosing the right campervan, check out the Britz blog.

Ready to hire a campervan for your Australia road trip? Book your Britz campervan online and then pick it up from any Britz branch before starting your journey. Seen a cheaper rental? Make sure to check out our Britz price match. Otherwise, be sure to check out the campervan deals page for our latest specials.