If you are considering a campervan hire to explore Australia, you are probably interested in finding out how to save a few dollars on the road with your fuel.
In Australia, if you’re shopping at one of our major supermarkets like Woolworths or Coles and spend over AU$30 in one transaction, you’ll receive a voucher for 4 cents off per litre at the same brand fuel station when you fill up your campervan hire.
All these dollars can add up, particularly if you’re planning on driving a reasonable distance in your campervan hire. It is best to make the most of these opportunities in the cities, as when in remote outback areas, you’ll find there won’t be much choice when it comes to fuel stations.
If you have a voucher and are looking to fill up your campervan hire with fuel, while travelling with a GPS car navigation unit, it is pretty easy to find the right brand of fuel station, rather than just stopping at the first one you see. Just search under ‘fuel’ in your GPS, select the appropriate brand and you’ll be on your way.
You’ll also find in Australia that fuel prices fluctuate greatly during the week, a ten cent differential is not uncommon. When you’re travelling reasonable distances each day, you won’t really have a choice which day you fill up, however it is good to know. You’ll also find the fuel price differs greatly between not just states, but cities/towns with the state.
At some of the fuel stations, there are also often promotions where if you if you spend a small amount in store, you’ll get an additional 4 cents off per litre. It’s worth looking around for these signs, particularly if you’re in the need of basics like milk etc. Depending on the size of the tank in your campervan hire, you’ll pretty much be getting your extra purchases for free with the discounts offered.
We look forward to speaking to you further if you are interested in a Motorhome Adventure in Australia – fill in our easy to use Quote Form for Campervan Hire to get information on costs for your specific travel dates, or you are welcome to send us an email or give us a phone call.
If you’re interested in reading more information including top tips for motorhomes for hire, have a read of other articles in our blog. If you are travelling on a budget you might also be interested in this article regarding a hire camper van that is a little older.
There’s also information for those who want to stay in contact via the internet/email when you rent a campervan in Australia – this will give you extra information.