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Campervan Hire from Melbourne Airport

How Do I Book my Campervan Rental Melbourne Airport?

When looking for a campervan rental Melbourne Airport did you know that Melbourne is one of the most developed and beautiful cities in Australia. Melbourne has a lot to offer tourists looking for campervan hire from Melbourne Airport as part of their campervan roadtrip holiday in Australia.

Campervan Rental Melbourne Airport | Campervan Hire from Melbourne Airport

Like all good travel comparison websites, Holiday Campervan, working in conjunction with Motorhome Republic will compare the market of of motorhome companies who offer campervan hire from Melbourne Airport to help holiday makers and travelers find the best motor home rental deals in Australia.

When it comes to looking for the best Campervan Hire from Melbourne Airport, we do all the legwork and help you find the perfect vehicle for your motorhome holidays Australia.

To get an online quote for the best low cost Campervan Rental Melbourne Airport, just use our price comparison  search engine, select your preferred dates, then select the size of campervan that suits best - even 4WD campers and truck campers. When renting a campervan, you can also choose to drop off the camper van at the same depot it was hired from or drop off at a different depot in a different town in Australia. It's so simple to choose the best Melbourne Campervan Hire to suit your motor-home holiday budget. Please note Holidaycampervan offers the best deals from the world’s leading motor home suppliers.

In addition to the prices quoted, please check the vehicle supplier’s terms for any credit card fees charged for payments due on arrival. For prepaid amounts Holiday Campervan and Motorhomerepublic.com charges a credit/debit card fee between 0.5% and 2%

The Benefits of a Melbourne Airport Campervan Hire

The benefits of booking the best self-drive Campervan Hire from Melbourne Airport is that you can hit the road and travel like a backpacker at your own pace, stopping at the next convenient overnight caravan park or campgrounds. A camper-van holiday is a relaxing vacation off the beaten track. 

You can enjoy your holiday home on wheels, decked out with all your creature comforts and go and explore the Melbourne coastal regions or the Australian Outback and National Parks, whenever you want - whenever you want, travelling on your roadtrip from A to B in time for T!

Get up and close to the Australian wildlife - kangaroos can be found in the You Yang Ranges, and even in the Yarra and Dandenong ranges. Koala bears can even be seen in the Victorian bush, high up in the gum trees.

Travelling with friends in the State of Victoria or beyond? If you are a group renting 3+ vehicles, then discounts may apply.

Renting your camper hire Melbourne Airport for 21+ days? - Then the longer the rental, the bigger the rental discount.

Which Campervan Suppliers do you Compare at Melbourne Airport ?

At Holiday Campervan we partner with the most popular and most trusted and recognised campervan operators to compare campervan hire from Melbourne Airport, and provide you with the widest possible choice of vehicles and pricing from reliable and respected international motorhome rental companies.

At Melbourne Airport these campervan rental companies include Juicy Rentals, Comet Campers Australia, Travellers Auto Barn, Hippie Camper AU, Real Value AU, Cheapa Campa, Mighty Campers, Go Cheap Campervans Australia, Apollo Motorhomes AU, Lucky Rentals Australia, Big Sky Campers Australia, Cruisin Motorhomes Australia, Britz Campervan Rentals, Spaceships AU, Energi Motorhomes Australia, Calypso Campervan Rentals AU, Let's Go Motorhomes AU, Driveabout Campers, Awesome Campers, Kangaroo Campervan Rentals, Camperman Australia AU and Maui Motorhomes AU. All of these campervan suppliers offer a great range of recreational vehicles from luxury 6 berth Motorhomes to 2 berth budget campers and 4 wheel drive adventure vehicles.

All campervans are subject to availability at time of booking.

Top Tip – Check Customer Online Reviews

Each motorhome rental company which we select for you comes with a previous campervan renter 5-star rating which you may find useful when making your decision as to which camper hire Melbourne Airport deals you eventually choose.

Top Tip - Save Money - Check Campervan Discounts

Details of Campervan Hire at Melbourne Airport company discount codes and early bird discounts particular to your holiday destination can be found during the campervan online booking process. 

Please remember to book your travel insurance before you travel to avoid any mishaps.

What are the Different Varieties of Camper Vans and Motor Homes Available?

Before you decide which Campervan Hire from Melbourne Airport company to get a quote and book online, you will want to understand the different varieties of campervans, motorhomes and recreational vehicles that will be offered to you to drive as part of the Camper Rental Melbourne deal. Some of the early bird RV rental rates on offer may increase nearer your departure date, so make sure you secure your booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Micro Motorhomes or Mini Campers

These tiny motorhomes are often based on small van versions of popular cars or even small people carriers. Most mini campers offer sleeping for two, but many just have just a single berth.

You will also usually find simple cooking facilities and a cupboard to store the smallest portable toilet. Probably not the best option if you need to travel with a lot of luggage.

Campervans

The legendary Volkswagen camper has been popular for more than half a century. There are thousands of camper vans on the road and they are still being built today by the original manufacturer Volkswagen, and a small industry of specialists able to convert or upgrade the vehicle.

Normally they offer comfortable but basic accommodation for two or more happy campers in a family car sized vehicle. They will be equipped with basic cooking facilities, and the addition of an awning can allow for greater head-room, making the campervan more comfortable.

 The benefit of a small micro motorhome and a small campervan is that they can be used to travel into the city and be parked as a normal family car – but be familiar with the minimum roof height when parking in a multi-storey car park with barriers.

Class B Motorhomes - Larger van conversion

Bigger commercial style vans can be converted and are sometimes known as 'panel van' conversions. These larger vans, like a transit van, again can offer more room and are capable of being decked out with a reasonable sized washroom/toilet and a more capable kitchen with gas cooker and dinette and with adequate headroom. They are the least expensive recreational vehicle to operate. The Class B motor home is easy to drive on the motorway, highway and around towns and cities. Because the driving and living compartments are connected, there is no need to get out of the RV during stops and it is capable of reaching less accessible camping sites that are too tight for larger motorhomes.

 Class C Motorhomes

These motor homes use a driver’s cab and chassis from one of the major van manufacturers. A motorhome body is built on to complete the recreational vehicle.

Inside the motorhomes, two or more campers can sleep comfortably, and in most cases are equipped with all the comforts of home including a washroom, a shower and cassette toilet (a removable waste tank on wheels).  Some of the motor homes will be equipped with a fixed double bed and can also make use of the over-cab storage to fix an over-cab bed. Although they are generally easy to drive, like a large moving truck, some of the larger models can be difficult to manoeuvre in tight spaces, and some models of this motor home may be too large to drive around the local town, therefore alternate local public transportation or a car hire may be required.

Class A Motorhome

The Class A motorhome is a recreational vehicle built on a stripped-down truck or lorry chassis where the driving compartment is an integral part of the RV interior, so no separate cab. Class A motorhomes look like a large bus and are well equipped with room inside for double beds and all the luxuries of a home from home.

The American Recreation Vehicle RV

These come with a large interior over the top luxury fittings and fitments. More importantly, many vehicles are dependent on petrol fuel and in the larger RV’s they can be less than fuel efficient and can offer miles per gallon figures in single figures. 

Driving a Campervan for the First Time

If you have never driven a campervan before it’s only natural to feel a wee bit nervous. After all you are probably moving from the equivalent of rowing a boat to manoeuvring an oil tanker!

The main thing is not to be overawed. Take your time to get a feel for the cabin and the motorhome controls. Make sure that your driving seat is adjusted to the correct height and distance from the steering wheel. Get to understand how to start the engine and more importantly how to stop!

Ensure you understand all the manual gears (unless automatic), know how to move into reverse, and how easy the clutch is to depress.

Adjust your wing mirrors, making sure that you can see the full length of the campervan. Watch out for people overtaking when you least expect it – remember slow moving caravans and motorhomes can be frustrating to other impatient drivers following behind.

Get to know your height restriction (very important when travelling on roads with overhanging trees or bridges).

Make sure you know the speed limits in the country you are hiring the campervan, and the countries you are travelling through.

When you arrive at your campsite, reverse park, to ensure your eventual departure is made easier.

Just remember that your “oil tanker” is a lot longer than your usual “rowing boat” so make sure that you give yourself plenty of space to turn at every road junction.

If in doubt, just ask the motorhome rental agent, who will be happy to take you over all the features of the campervan.

Melbourne Airport Campervan Travelling – the Ten Essentials

The “Ten Essentials” is a publication, first printed in 1974 giving advice to hikers, backpackers and climbers - this is the Holiday Campervan version to ensure that you stay safe on your journey!

  1. Navigation – make sure that you have been provided with maps to help with your route planning or have safe access to Google Maps.
  2. Sun Protection – ensure that you have adequate supplies of sunglasses, sunscreen for lips and skin, proper hats and clothing for protection against the sun’s rays.
  3. Insulation – if travelling in the winter, or even with the cold summer nights, make sure that you have warm clothing and waterproof jackets.
  4. First-aid supplies – Although the rental campervan may have a first-aid kit installed, don’t leave it to chance, especially if you have specific medical needs.
  5. Illumination – carry a torch, flashlight or headlamp (remember the batteries) for those occasions when you are outdoors, away from the campervan at night.
  6. Fire – ensure you carry a lighter for those occasions when a barbecue meal is on the menu.
  7. Repair kit and tools – although your campervan will be fully functional and fully equipped there may be occasions when some personal items require to be fixed or adjusted so carry a Swiss army knife for all those small repair jobs.
  8. Nutrition – make sure that you are well stocked up with food before embarking on your voyage of discovery. You will save money by buying your provisions in the larger supermarkets rather than depending on campsite stores.
  9. Hydration – take as much water as you can carry in your mobile home, to avoid being caught short between stopping points and when driving in the outback.
  10. Communications – ensure you carry a fully charged mobile phone – not just for emergencies, but for capturing photographs of all the wonderful landscapes – and the odd selfie with a koala!

Places to go in Melbourne

Melbourne is the second most populated city in Australia after Sydney. It is a centre of culture with many museums and galleries to visit. These include the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne Cricket Club, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum.

Melbourne Airport Distance Calculator

Melbourne Campervan Hire Distance Calculator
Destination Distance Duration
Sydney 845 km 8h 35 m
Adelaide 721 km 7h 58m
Brisbane 1661 km 18h 13m
Canberra 676 km 7h 11m
Perth 3423 km 36h 26m

 

 

 

 

 

All journey durations are subject to traffic and weather conditions, as well as journey stop-over times.

Campervan Parking in Melbourne

When it comes to your RV hire Melbourne, the closest two caravan parks to Melbourne are the Big 4 parks in Coburg and Ashley Gardens, but beware because campervan parking in the city centre is frowned upon, so your best bet is to pitch up at the above campervan campsites and find alternative transport into Melbourne city centre.

Where Else Can I Book a Campervan Hire Australia ?

You can choose to hire a campervan in other towns and cities in Australia : - Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Adelaide Airport, Airlie Beach, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Byron Bay, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Devonport, Devonport Airport, Devonport Ferry Terminal, Gold Coast, Hobart, Hobart Airport, Launceston, Launceston Airport, Melbourne, Melbourne Airport, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Townsville

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Car Rental Melbourne Airport

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