Motorhome Rental Guide

Motorhome or 4WD Camper Hire: Where to Start?

Here’s the most important thing to remember about hiring a campervan or motorhome… one size doesn’t fit all!

We know that the right information at the start of holiday planning can make a big difference to your experience. There is so much to think about, such as where to go, the best time to go and which is the best motorhome hire for you. It’s the little things that can be so easily overlooked that can make the difference once on the road, and we’re here to help you get it right, at no extra cost!

Follow our easy 4 step process:


Where do you want to go?

Do you have a bucket list corner of Australia to explore or are you looking for some inspiration? We have provided a list of Suggested Travel Routes that explore many of the popular routes across Australia, which also recommend when to go and roughly how long you might need to do that trip. Obviously, everyone is different with how they like to travel; however, this is a good guideline to start your planning.

Perhaps you may prefer some company on the road and have all the organising done for you?  Our popular escorted motorhome tours take you to a variety of locations across Australia where you’ll be sure to make many happy memories.

  • If your route is going through multiple climatic zones, such as hiring a motorhome from Adelaide to Darwin, we’d suggest sometime between May - September. Always better to consider the northern most part of your travels for your planning.

Once you have worked out where you’d like to travel in your motorhome hire, it is important to consider the climate and understand the best time of the year to go.


When is the best time to go?

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With Australia being so large, there is no simple answer about ‘when’ the best time is to come to Australia. Once you’ve worked out where you want to go, this question is easier to answer.

As a rule of thumb, if you are planning to spend any time in the top half of Australia, we’d suggest winter is the better time, or roughly May to September, which we refer to as the dry season. The northern half of the country experiences a wet season during the summer months, which is when the temperatures are much hotter and it well…rains. This can impact your experience and cause road closures in some areas, meaning its not a popular time for tourists.

On the other hand, places such as Tasmania are best to explore during the summer months when the temperatures are warmer. The southern states do experience the cold (and snow!) however can also be quite hot in the middle of summer for many travellers. For this reason, places like NSW, VIC and SA are great to visit in spring in winter.

Many popular travel routes go across the length of Australia, meaning they traverse through multiple climatic zones.

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  • If that is the case, such as if you’re hiring a motorhome from Adelaide to Darwin, we’d suggest sometime between May – September. Always better to consider the northern most part of your travels for your planning.

Want more information on discovering when is the best time to travel around Australia in a motorhome hire?

We are very passionate about making sure we let you know if your enquiry seems a little ‘off’ in terms of travel dates based on the areas you are visiting. It is so much easier to make these changes at the early stages of your planning than once flights etc are booked. Please ensure you do reach out if you are unsure with the best dates for your planned motorhome holiday. Australia is a huge country and has a range of climatic conditions – a bit of early intel now can make all the difference!


What is the best motorhome or 4WD camper hire for me?

Choosing the right campervan or motorhome for an Australian campervan holiday is crucial for the best experience. From experience, we know that it’s the little things that can be so easily overlooked that can make the difference once on the road.

We have partnered with the top brands to ensure a complete range of options to suit a range of needs and budget. Remember, you’re not paying any more to book through us or for our advice. We know the vehicles and we know Australia.

Apart from the obvious point of choosing the right size camper hire to accommodate the number of people travelling, some couples also prefer our larger four or six berth motorhome hire. This provides extra space inside the motorhome, more storage, plus if you are visiting family on your motorhome travels, gives space for someone to join you for a night or two.

When determining the right size motorhome for your travelling party, the number of people travelling will be the minimum sized motorhome hire you will need. Even if you share a bed with your children, each person travelling requires a seatbelt.

We have a large range of motorhome hire options for you to view and filter by size to help narrow your thinking. We also know the little features can make a big difference once out on the road, so please do let us know what you’re specifically looking for you in your motorhome hire.

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Why book with Gallivanting Oz?

We are not a cookie cutter service.

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For over a decade we have been delivering a high-quality customer service. Based in Australia, we’re here to support you and together, we know we’ll create your dream motorhome holiday.

We help remove much of the confusion around motorhome hire and provide value for money, leaving you to focus on the exciting stuff like planning your holiday! Because our team are so passionate about travel, you’ll find when speaking with us that we are genuinely as excited about your holiday as you are!

There is no extra charge when dealing with us and there are no hidden motorhome hire fees when you book with us, all the costs are outlined up front so you don’t get any nasty surprises at pick up.

Also we are based in Australia, so should you have any questions while you are out on the road, we’ll be here to support you – real time!

  • Benefit from a large range of motorhome hire and 4WD camper hire options without paying a single cent more for dealing with us
  • Benefit from our firsthand experience on a huge range of travel routes all over Australia
  • Benefit from our knowledge of knowing and understanding the small details of each vehicle and how this affects your experience
  • We’re here to answer any questions you may have before and after booking
  • Speak to a human who is generally interested in making sure you have the motorhome holiday of your dreams
  • Option of joining us on an escorted motorhome tour, or freestyle it and travel where you’d like to – either way, we can help
  • No extra charge when dealing with us with no hidden ‘extra’ fees when you book with us. All the costs, such as one way fees are outlined up front so you don’t get any nasty surprises at pick up.

Watch this video for an overview on how to get started for your camper adventure!

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Plan your next trip with Gallivanting Oz

You will find plenty of useful information on our site to help you choose your vehicle, you could take a look at our Handy Tips for Choosing the Right Vehicle which goes through our top 6 tips to consider before hiring a campervan. Take a peek at the special offers to make your holiday savings go further too!

Call (+61) 7 3314 1518 or email us now to see how we can help you create the adventure of a lifetime to plan your scenic tour in Australia and book your motorhome hire or 4WD camper hire.