Campervan hire on the Sunshine Coast | Where to book and what to know

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The Sunshine Coast isn't just about white sandy beaches and coastal views. In a campervan, you'll get to discover absolutely everything that the region has to offer. In fact, its expansive offerings, stretching from Caloundra in the south to Cooloola National Park in the north are made for travel by campervan.

Here's where to find a campervan on the Sunshine Coast, what your options are and some frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your trip.

Best campervan hire on the Sunshine Coast

1. JUCY: Best for pet-friendly hires

It may have originally started in New Zealand, but Jucy has taken the Australian backpacker market by storm. Its bright green and purple custom campervans run the gamut from ultra-budget to a more luxurious option with a hot shower inside.

  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Brisbane (1 hour from airport)
  • Discounts: Nothing over $99 a day
  • Unique inclusions and features: Rentals for drivers 18+, dog-friendly campers available and some hires come with kitchens and toilets

2. Travellers Autobarn: Best for young drivers

Established in 1993, Travellers Autobarn is a campervan hire company aimed at budget and youth travellers and is one of the few that rents to drivers under 21 years old.

  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Brisbane (1 hour from airport)
  • Discounts: Access to free and discounted campgrounds and caravan parks
  • Unique inclusions and features: No young driver fees, rentals for drivers 18+ and free 24-hour roadside assistance

3. Britz: Best for home comforts

For when you're looking for more creature comforts on your campervan holiday, Britz delivers the goods with higher-end choices that have plenty of space to make you feel at home.

  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Brisbane (1 hour from airport)
  • Discounts: Up to 25% off Australian hires and deposits from $1
  • Unique inclusions and features: Many vehicles to choose from, campervans under 3 years old and pet-friendly options available
2-3 Berth Venturer Campervan
2-3 Berth Venturer Campervan

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4. Maui: Best for luxury campers

Maui is a long-standing luxury brand in the campervan market. Travellers can expect apartment-style living in a movable home, with stylish additions such as wine glasses, a coffee plunger on board and even a linen exchange and valet service.

  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Brisbane (1 hour from airport)
  • Discounts: Up to 25% off Australian hires
  • Unique inclusions and features: Automatic vehicles available, almost brand new campers and wide range to choose from

5. Apollo: Best for 4WD and off-roading itineraries

Getting Aussies out on the road since 1985, Apollo is all about hiring out late-model campervans to holiday-goers willing to splash out a bit more for quality.

  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Brisbane (1 hour from airport)
  • Discounts: 5% off early bird deals
  • Unique inclusions and features: Higher-end and late-model vehicles, 24/7 roadside assist, unlimited kilometres included and 2-berth hi-top campervans to 6-berth luxury motorhomes available
6-Berth Euro Deluxe Campervan
6-Berth Euro Deluxe Campervan

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6. Cheapa Campa: Best for budget-friendly hires

Specialising in low-cost campervan rentals for budget-conscious travellers, Cheapa Campa's fleet of campervans include fuss-free options for couples all the way up to roomy 6-berth vehicles for families and groups.

  • Where can I pick up the campervan from? Brisbane (1 hour from airport)
  • Discounts: N/A
  • Unique inclusions and features: Vehicles are 3-5 years old, 4WD options available and most hi-tops give you enough room to stand up straight
2-Berth Cheapa Hi-Top Campervan
2-Berth Cheapa Hi-Top Campervan

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How did we pick these campervan companies on the Sunshine Coast?

Our editorial team selected the Sunshine Coast campervan companies and vehicles on this list based on price, pick-up locations and vehicle features.

Compare campervan hire companies on the Sunshine Coast

Name Product Pick-up locations One-way trips available What's included? Free cancellations Book now
JUCY
JUCY
Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink
Yes
Travellers Autobarn
Travellers Autobarn
Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
pillows and sheets, Towels, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, USB and charging ports, Water tank, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
No
Britz
Britz
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, Toilet, Shower, USB and charging ports, Water tank, Dining table, Chairs, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
Yes
Maui
Maui
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, Toilet, Shower, USB and charging ports, Water tank, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
Yes
Apollo
Apollo
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, USB and charging ports, Water tank, Dining table, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
Yes
Cheapa Campa
Cheapa Campa
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, Toilet, Shower, Water tank, Dining table, Chairs, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
No
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TL;DR: Sunshine Coast campervan hire

Get the best price:
April to June

Best time to hire:
September and November

Pick-up locations:
Brisbane, Marcoola, Coolum Beach, Maroochydore and Noosaville

Driver's licence required:
Full driver’s licence or international licence

What to know before renting a campervan on the Sunshine Coast

How much is campervan hire on the Sunshine Coast?

A 2-person campervan hire can start from $29 a day with more deluxe models fetching up to $110 per day.

For larger vehicles, a 6-person campervan starts from $140 per day with luxury models getting up to $285 per day.

A number of factors go into the price of your campervan:

  • Length of your trip
  • The number of people travelling
  • Inclusions and extras
  • Age of the motorhome
  • Time of year

When is the best time to hire a campervan on the Sunshine Coast?

The best time to visit the Sunshine Coast falls between September and November as the weather is warm and dry.

For the cheapest time to book, April to June is your sweet spot. This time of year is cooler and the school holidays are yet to start so crowds are small.

What licence do I need to drive a motorhome on the Sunshine Coast?

You can hire and drive a campervan on the Sunshine Coast as long as you have a full valid driver's licence written in English.

Are there any age restrictions to driving a campervan on the Sunshine Coast?

Many campervan hire companies have a minimum age requirement and some will have a young driver surcharge for those under 25 years old. Maui, Britz and Apollo will allow drivers from 21 years old, and Cheapa Campa, Travellers Autobarn and JUCY will allow drivers as young as 18 years old.

Can you park a campervan anywhere on the Sunshine Coast?

No, parking your motorhome just anywhere on the Sunshine Coast can result in a fine. The good news is that there are plenty of free camping grounds where you can enjoy peace of mind while you rest up.

Campervan hire locations on the Sunshine Coast

While you'll find smaller operators dotted around the Sunshine Coast (including Marcoola, Coolum Beach, Maroochydore and Noosaville), you have the biggest choice and availability by hiring your campervan in Brisbane which is an hour away.

Which companies offer campervan pick-up from airports on the Sunshine Coast?

Unfortunately there aren't any campervan depots at the Sunshine Coast Airport. Most of the well-known companies are situated in Brisbane, just an hour south of the Sunshine Coast.

Can I access free campervan stops on the Sunshine Coast?

  • Landsborough Rest Area: Ideal for visits to Beerwah State Forest
  • Belli Creek No 1 Crossing: Ideal for visits to Point Glorious Lookout
  • Ross Creek Store Rest Area: Ideal for visits to Toolara State Forest
  • First Settlers Park Rest Area: Ideal for visits to Benarkin State Forest

Tips for driving a campervan on the Sunshine Coast

  • Take a break every 2 hours. Make sure to take breaks or share the driving time if travelling long distances.
  • Watch out for wildlife. Keep an eye out for kangaroos in remote areas, especially at dusk when they're most active.
  • Drive during the day. Get up early to avoid driving at night.
  • Park wisely. Most campervans will not fit in a standard parking space, so keep an eye out for oversized spots and avoid low hanging branches or sun shades in parking lots.
  • Be cautious on the roads. Cyclists are very common in built-up areas, so look out for riders and only pass when it's safe.
  • Prepare for road conditions and speed limits. Avoid driving on unsealed roads as this might not be covered in your insurance policy. A 50km speed limit applies in most residential areas of the Sunshine Coast. Be prepared and drive carefully on the winding and narrow roads in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

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