3 tips to save money this Christmas with motorhome hire

November 28, 2023

The festive season is just around the corner and if there is one thing that the past few years have taught us, it’s spending time with family and friends is important.  That is probably why motorhome hire Christmas holidays has become very popular over recent years.

Traditionally, ‘Christmas’ is a more costly time to travel, however we’ve got 3 tips for you to save money this year.  Motorhome hire is something new for many Australian families.  This year we are seeing more and more embrace the idea of switching the poolside bar and 5-star resort accommodation and give a motorhome holiday a try. With wide open spaces, campfires, changing scenery, relaxing beach side walks….you won’t want to go back!

  1. Pick your dates and book early

Whether its Motorhome hire from Brisbane or camper rental from Perth, there are more families and couples looking for options to get away so its best to book as early as possible.

Camping in the Grampians National Park motorhome hire

Camping in the Grampians National Park with a motorhome hire

Motorhome hire pricing has always moved in line with supply and demand and this year, that is no exception. But what is new, is the amazing deals we are seeing, even over peak holiday periods such as Christmas and school holidays.  We have seen some great offers such as getting up to 15% off deals as well as no one way fees too!

We usually see the best motorhome bookings are made early – however its never too late, so take the opportunity and see what’s available. Once the booking is confirmed, the rate is locked saving you money than if you booked the motorhome close to your travel dates.

If you are not tied to having your holidays over the two weeks that encompass Christmas and the New Year, but you’re still looking for a summer road trip, there are still some excellent savings to be had.  Head off a bit earlier in December or even if it suits to go in February. There’s also a bit less pressure on those beachside caravan parks outside of those two weeks also.  For some areas like picking up your motorhome hire in Perth or Brisbane, the temperatures can be pretty hot around that December/January period, so is nice to travel out of that time.

One place that is great hire a motorhome over the Christmas period or anytime over December, January or February is Hobart, Tasmania.  We can offer you motorhome hire from Hobart ready for you to circumnavigate the stunning green island.

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Explore the Tasmanian wineries in your motorhome hire

  1. Absorb the Aussie spirit on the road

There’s no better way to enjoy Christmas than by making the most of the great outdoors and bonding with your family and friends.

Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you have to go without the glitz and glamour of Christmas. Pick up some Christmas decorations and give the motorhome a makeover for the festive season. You can have lots of fun with this, without breaking the bank.

Most of our motorhome rentals (with the exception of the Hi Top and 4WD Camper hires) come equipped with a TV and DVD player for your entertainment. Throw in your Christmas favourite DVD’s and watch them in the lead up to Christmas, to get you in the spirit.

As you wander along the highway, play your favourite Christmas tunes. Get everyone in the family to have a singalong and you’ll be in the spirit in no time.

There is an exciting vibe at Australia’s caravan parks at this time of year. Make your way to the communal area and chat with fellow travellers to really absorb the shared Christmas spirit.  You’ll find plenty of other families like yourselves out on the road this Christmas holiday.  We would suggest, if you know where you are going, particularly if coastal areas, to book ahead over the Christmas holidays to avoid disappointment.  If you are trying to save a few dollars and are finding the coastal caravan parks are packed, then consider a town slightly inland, which may provide a more relaxed atmosphere.  You can still make day trips to the beach.

  1. Shop local and simply enjoy time with your family

There’s no need for expensive meals out when you’re travelling in the motorhome.  Support local and purchase along the way. You’ll be amazed at the gourmet feasts you can create in your motorhome hire kitchen, or better yet, on the campfire.  Most caravan parks you’ll stay at along the way in your motorhome hire have gas BBQ’s too…such an easy way to cook up a feast and get everyone involved.

Staying in the motorhome means that you can catch up on some much needed family bonding. Pull out your camp table and chairs and enjoy Christmas lunch with each other.

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Explore Cape Le Grand NP (WA) in a motorhome hire

When you’re travelling by motorhome hire, you have the luxury to be able to pull up wherever you like and choose your view for the day for a lunch time picnic too! Why not encounter a unique beach-side Christmas Day in the motorhome? Bring along the beach cricket and the entire family can participate in some festive family bonding time. Or perhaps take the motorhome hire to a beautiful National Park and do something different like taking a walk before sitting down to a delicious lunch straight out of the motorhome hire fridge.

We’re here ready to help you plan your summer motorhome hire holiday – whether its over Christmas, the school holidays or making the most the quieter time, we’ve got you covered. We have travelled to many corners of Australia as well as knowing all the details of the Motorhome hire specifications so can answer all your questions. We know the small details can make a big difference once out on the road…so its important to get it right. Plus we know from experience – you’ll be back again to explore another corner next time!

So where are you starting this time? Motorhome Hire from Brisbane or Perth?  Or perhaps you’re thinking the south coastal campervan rental from Sydney or Adelaide?  If this is your first time to hire a motorhome, you’ll love our easy 4 step motorhome rental guide!

Further reading: Campervan hire Australia – fact versus fiction!

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