Campervan hire on the Gold Coast | Where to book, what to know
You’re never far from golden beaches and wild adventures on a campervan tour of the GC.
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With more than its fair share of sights and attractions – think beaches, theme parks and a natural hinterland – the Gold Coast is just begging to be explored on four wheels. You could have the forest as your backyard one day, then wake up to the ocean calling your name the next!
Read on to find out how to make this bucket-list holiday a reality with our guide to campervan hire on the GC.
Where to hire a campervan on the Gold Coast
For travellers looking to get off the beaten track without missing out on home comforts, Britz campervans offer a premium alternative with lots of space to spread out.
- Large fleet with a variety to choose from
- Newer vehicles, usually less than 4 years
- Indoor kitchens and bathrooms
Custom-built campers with a bright green and purple paint job that's sure to catch the eye. Jucy's campervans are suited to younger travellers with a variety of different styles and layouts available.
- Some models with kitchens and toilets
- Rates include 24-hour roadside assistance
- Dog-friendly campers available
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Designed to meet the needs of budget travellers, Camperman Australia is all about providing exactly what you'll need for a fraction of the cost.
- Toll roads and unlimited kilometres included
- Some vehicle types include a shower and toilet
- Offers rentals for 18-year-olds and older
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4. Driveabout Campers
Driveabout Campers offers a budget option with a surprising amount of extras you would usually expect from a premium company.
- Some of the lowest rates
- Free airport pick-up and return service
- Unlimited kilometres
- Full comprehensive insurance and 24-hour roadside assistance included
A small, family-operated Aussie company with models ranging from 2 to 6-berths, ideal for a solo road tripper or a couple that travels light.
- No large advertising to avoid standing out
- Specialises in 4-berth vehicles
- Allows small, well-behaved dogs
Campervan hire locations on the Gold Coast
- Mermaid Waters
Tips for driving a campervan on the Gold Coast
- Be mindful of traffic signals including any automated signs.
- Cyclists are very common, so make sure you are actively looking out for riders and only pass when it's safe.
- Keep watch for pedestrians and light rail vehicles when you are driving in Surfers Paradise and its surrounding suburbs.
- A 50km speed limit applies in most residential areas of the Gold Coast.
- Be prepared and drive carefully on the winding and narrow roads in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
What to know before renting a campervan on the Gold Coast
What licence do I need to drive a campervan on the Gold Coast?
As long as you have a full valid driver's licence written in English, then you can drive a campervan on the Gold Coast.
Are there any age restrictions for driving a campervan on the Gold Coast?
Many campervan hire companies have a minimum age requirement when renting on the Gold Coast and some will tack on a young driver's surcharge for those under 25. Autosleepers, Britz and Driveabout Campers will allow drivers from 21 years old, and Jucy and Camperman will allow drivers as young as 18.
Do I need specific caravan insurance?
Mandatory third party insurance is automatically included in your rental rate which covers injuries to other people. To cover vehicle damage, you can choose to pay extra for campervan insurance.
What does campervan hire on the Gold Coast cost?
A two-person campervan can start from $35 a day, with more deluxe models fetching up to $110 per day.
For larger vehicles, a 6-person campervan starts from $195 per day, with luxury models getting up to $285 per day.
Which companies offer luxury campervan hire on the Gold Coast?Britz and Autosleepers offer luxury campervan hire on the Gold Coast.
Which companies offer cheap caravan hire on the Gold Coast?Camperman Australia, Jucy and Driveabout Campers all sit on the budget end of the scale.
Which companies offer 6-berth caravan hire on the Gold Coast?Autosleepers and Britz have larger 6-berth campervan rentals available.
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