There are a range of rental motorhomes on offer in Adelaide, from a number of companies. Pre-book your camper through Motorhome Republic’s easy-to-use website to find the right vehicle for your road trip, with minimum fuss and time spent searching. The site allows you to search, browse and book in one place - simple! Find rentals from big-name brands, such as Britz and Apollo, as well as smaller national companies including Kangaroo Campers and Travel Wheels.
Real Value RV, Apollo Motorhomes, Cheapa Campers
Real Value RV has a selection of campervans for travellers looking to start their journey from Adelaide, including a two-berth Toyota Hiace hitop that also has room for a child, and a two-berth campervan with a toilet and shower on board for a fully equipped trip. Plus, you can also hire a two-berth 4WD or a six-berth motorhome from Real Value RV. Apollo Motorhomes has several options in campervans and motorhomes, such as the four-berth Endeavour camper, the two-berth fully contained Tourer camper, and the six-berth deluxe motorhome. Cheapa Campers offers everything from a standard hitop, to a 4WD motorhome or trailfinder, and a large six-berth motorhome. These three brands share a depot at 969 Port Road Cheltenham, which is 11 kilometres from both the city and the airport, which costs approximately $27 in a taxi either way. The branch is open daily from 8am to 4.30pm between September 1 and March 31, and has the same opening times for the rest of the year but is closed on Sundays. Generally speaking, the depot is closed on public holidays, but you can pick up or drop off your motorhome on April 25 or December 26 for a $100 fee.
Britz Campervans, Maui Motorhomes and Mighty Campers
Britz, Maui and Mighty are owned by the same company, which is why they are all located at 376 Sir Donald Bradman Drive in Brooklyn Park, Adelaide. However, they each offer a different range of motorhome and campervan rentals. Mighty’s selection starts at simple vans and hitops, includes a two-person van that has a bathroom on board, and has four-person vans and motorhomes, as well as a large six-berth RV for larger groups. Maui also offers a six-berth motorhome - the River - which is designed with families in mind. Other rental vehicles in Maui’s range include a four-person Beach compact motorhome, a three-berth Ultima plus, and their smallest, a two-berth Ultima campervan. Britz has the largest selection, from hitops and large vans to 4WDs and spacious motorhomes suited to groups of six. The Adelaide branch is only 2.1 kilometres from the domestic airport and 1.1 kilometres from the international airport. A taxi to or from either of these won’t cost you much more than $5. Plus, the closest supermarket, Woolworths, is just 1.5 kilometres away on the corner of Burbridge Road and Bagot Avenue. The depot is open from 7.30am to 4pm daily from September 1 to April 30, and from 10am to 4pm May 1 to August 31, bar Sundays. Note that Britz, Mighty, and Maui do not operate on public holidays.
Around Australia Motorhomes and Awesome
Around Australia Motorhomes is located in the Acacia Airport parking area at 91 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton. It also acts as an agent for Awesome, which is why you’ll find this brand at the same spot. The depot is 5 kilometres from Adelaide Airport, which will take about 10 minutes by taxi, or 15 minutes by bus. Awesome Campers have a range of affordable vans - many of which are painted with bright graphic designs - from standard to deluxe, all suited for pairs or couples. Around Australia Motorhomes has a very large range of comfortable RVs suited for three to six adults. This selection includes a fully contained three-berth van, to a super luxurious six-berth Grand Tourer Iveco Daily motorhome. All rentals from Around Australia come with 24-hour roadside assistance, travel maps, outdoor tables and chairs, and more, as part of the deal. The Adelaide depot has hours from 8.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. If your flight gets in late or you need a late drop off, you can pre-arrange after-hours service to as late as 11.30pm at the discretion of the vendor for a fee of $100.
Energi Motorhomes, Kangaroo Campervans and Calypso Campers
Sharing a location at 315 Sir Donald Bradman Drive in Brooklyn Park, Energi, Kangaroo and Calypso are just a kilometre from the airport. You can walk there within 15 minutes, or jump on one of the buses that departs every 30 minutes (there are no transfer services). Hours of operation are 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to noon on Saturdays. Energi Motorhomes and Calypso Campers share some of the same campervans for hire. This includes the two-berth Funkampa budget van, the three-berth hitop Princess or Sturt, and the four-berth Hume. In addition to these campers, Energi adds a selection of fully contained motorhomes and vans suited for two to six people. Kangaroo Campervans offers several vans, a micro deluxe four-berth camper and a deluxe six-berth RV. When hiring with Kangaroo, your basic insurance, unlimited kilometres, and use of outdoor table and chairs are free with the hire.
Camperman Campervans has all the extras to make hiring a motorhome or camper with them attractive. They allow drivers from the age of 19, offer unlimited kilometres, include free roadside assistance, don’t charge for extra drivers, and all rentals come with comprehensive insurance for peace of mind. One of their most popular rentals is a four-person hitop Paradise campervan that has 50 per cent more space than your usual camper, and an on-board toilet and shower. There are also campers with space for three sleepers, all of which (including the Paradise) have seating space for five, meaning you can bring a tent and take the whole family on holiday. The oldest of these vans are from around 2001, while the newest are 2009 models. Camperman Campervans’ depot is found at 127-129 Richmond Rd, Richmond, 6 kilometres from the airport and 15 minutes away by taxi. The depot is open 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 11am on Saturdays. If you need to pick up your rental vehicle on a Sunday, this can be arranged when you book for an $80 fee. If you return the vehicle later than agreed, you will be charged $150 minimum.
Handy pointers for Australian campervan hire
Have a read of these to make sure you are all set for your campervan rental holiday in Australia!
Ensure you drive on the correct side of the road! Like the Brits and neighbouring Kiwis, Australians drive on the left.
Plan ahead and research the places to stay in the area. If you are looking to drive the Stuart Highway, keep an eye on petrol and water levels in the vehicle, as there are often long stretches of road with few signs of lilfe.
Get in early with your booking to take advantage of any early-bird specials, and to ensure you get the exact camper you want.
Give yourself plenty of time so you can relax and enjoy the ride, and take plenty of breaks.