Gallivanting Oz started just over a decade ago as a small family business with a big dream… to take all the things we love (independent travel, camping and people) and combine it with, well, complete ease. Our goal is to share our experience and provide the best service for anyone looking to hire a motorhome in Australia.
Initially, when Gallivanting Oz first started, we only hired motorhomes, priding ourselves on information sharing and personalised service. In those early days, many clients said it would be great if they could tag along on one of our personal adventures. It soon become clear that there was a need to use our experience and good old-fashioned service for escorted motorhome tours, in addition to those who like to ‘freestyle it’ and go on their own.
That is why we started the escorted motorhome tour arm of Gallivanting Oz. These days we have tours running all over Australia and our experienced, friendly team of specialists are on the ground to help look after you.
News of our service, when hiring or on tours, most often spreads through ‘word of mouth’ as we’ve helped so many people experience the motorhome holiday of their dreams – one that they look back on with fond memories for years to come.
Meet the Gallivanting Oz team!
The founder of Gallivanting Oz, Belinda Mason, leads the ever-growing team of dedicated people that make Gallivanting Oz what it is today. The family are still heavily involved, with Belinda’s parents, Dave and Jean, on the road for up to 5 months a year as tour leaders, and in their quiet time attending motorhome shows in New Zealand and passing on their knowledge of Australia and motorhome travel to many grateful people. Belinda’s husband, Russell is always close by and while no longer in the day to day operation of the business, still loves jumping in when needed and ready to get on the road at any opportunity.
The Gallivanting Oz team now have four amazing and dedicated key people in the office who look after our clients’ every need. For our tours, we have six incredible tour leaders, who all live and breathe the Gallivanting Oz values. We are still a family business – just our family is growing!
From left to right our office team is Rachelle Matheson, Angela Lautaimi, Belinda Mason (AKA Gallivanting Oz’s chief guru) and Nikki Lambourne.
Gallivanting Oz is extremely lucky to have such wonderful people at its core. But it’s no accident. Most importantly, we all have a passion for helping people, exploring Australia and motorhome travel. Every team member has the desire to feel the wind in their hair and the sand between their toes. Their passion for exploring Australia by road is second to none! Each team member love discovering new places around this beautiful country and between them, have explored nearly every inch of Australia.
We’re so proud of the feedback we receive from our wonderful clients and how sharing our experience and advice through the planning stage can make such a difference to their motorhome experience.
How Gallivanting Oz helps you
By now, you have probably worked out that we are all about motorhome and camper holidays in Australia. There are two ways that we help create dream motorhome holidays. You can either hire a motorhome from us and create your own adventure or join one of our escorted motorhome tours. Either way you will receive the Gallivanting Oz personal touch and we will do everything we can to make your holiday something you will rave about for years to come.
Hiring a motorhome or camper…
At Gallivanting Oz, we use a number of suppliers to ensure we can match the right vehicle to your needs. There is no extra cost for dealing with us, however you’ll benefit from our service, experience and variety of vehicle options. Bookings are made directly through us, and we can help with questions you may have during planning and preparing for your trip.
We specialise in matching your needs and budget to the best motorhome, campervan or 4WD camper for your adventure. Through our experience and detailed knowledge of the vehicles, we know that subtle differences in layout can make a big difference once you’re on the road. That is why we take the time in the early stages of your planning to make sure you have the right information at your fingertips and are available to answer any questions you may have.
Of course our service doesn’t stop once you have booked the motorhome or camper, we are available to answer any questions you may have along the way. Our website is also packed full of tips and useful advice to ensure your motorhome holiday in Australia is memorable.
And finally, one of the favourite parts of interactions with our clients is after they return home and share their favourite highlights with us. We’re often lucky enough to see a few happy snaps from their adventures too. While it does give us itchy feet to get out there, we are proud of the fact we helped create the motorhome holiday of our clients dreams.
From our customer service gurus who will put you at ease from the very first chat and answer any questions you may have (no matter how big or small), to our back office team who leave no stone
unturned finding the very best experiences and attractions and travel books that are yours to keep after, our team has you covered from start to end.
Once on the road, our friendly, approachable and seasoned travel guides are always close at hand. Our tour leaders have travelled these roads many times themselves and love to show you around our remarkable country, pointing out hidden highlights, introducing you to some wonderful characters that live here, and sharing lots of stories and laughs along the way.
Our tours are unique small groups, with a maximum of eight motorhomes that perfectly blend the mix of freedom on the road (we don’t encourage ‘convoy’ driving, however your tour leaders are close at hand), camaraderie of other likeminded travellers, and comfort/security of knowing all the hard work has been done for you and you will not miss a thing. There are so many inclusions – as we start to send you more details, that will quickly become evident.
It’s our job to take care of the little details, so that you can focus on the good stuff. As our escorted motorhome tour team likes to say “we do all the planning, you create the memories!”
More about us…
Want to know a little about us? Well firstly, we’re all great adventurers from way back and have travelled extensively throughout Australia and lots of other parts of the world. Secondly, we love Australia and everything this great country has to offer (and we love to share our knowledge to give you insider tips and tricks which saves you valuable travel time and offers the best value for money).
Finally, we believe that the best bit about travelling is connecting with the people and places that you visit, and we’ve always felt that motorhoming is the best way to experience that – our travellers are at the heart of everything we do here at Gallivanting Oz.
Most importantly we understand how confusing, or perhaps daunting it can be when planning a trip and we are here to make sure your holiday budget is well spent.
We take the time to listen to what you are looking for in your holiday experience so together we can create the motorhome holiday of your dreams.