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Adelaide Motorhome Rental

Welcome to Adelaide, the city that’s both the capital of, and the gateway to, South Australia.

Hiring a motorhome in Adelaide

Adelaide is Australia’s fifth largest city, and is home to approximately 1.3 million people. The city is known for its fantastic museums and gorgeous coastal scenery, but there’s plenty to see with your Adelaide motorhome rental when you leave the city, too. With 12 fleets to choose from with Motorhome Republic, you’ll have no problems finding a campervan or RV to suit your needs. There are several fantastic trips you can take from Adelaide if you’ve only got a few days to spare, and endless possibilities if you’re heading away for a longer trip of several weeks. 


What to do with your Adelaide motorhome 

Before you drive too far from Adelaide, head just south of the city to the Fleurieu Peninsula. The McLaren Vale is renowned for its divine wines, and Victor Harbour (just under 200 kilometres from Adelaide) is a cute seaside town well worth a visit. 


Baird Bay is approximately 700 kilometres from Adelaide, and is one of the most popular places in South Australia. This coastal town is all about the ocean, with opportunities to swim with dolphins and sea lions, go boating, diving and fishing. 


The Flinders Ranges National Park is a quintessential Australian destination roughly 5 hours north of Adelaide. It is the country’s largest mountain range, and is where you can hunt for opals, take scenic flights and bike tours, and learn about the rich Aboriginal history in the area. 


It’s a 750 kilometre trip from Adelaide to Lake Eyre, but this natural wonder is worth making the effort. It’s Australia’s lowest point at 15 metres below sea level, and when it fills up on occasion, it becomes the largest lake in the country at more than a million square kilometres. 


One of the most famous wine-producing regions in Australia is just an hour out of Adelaide in your Australia motorhome rental. The Barossa Valley is dotted with vineyards, as well as craft beer breweries, food markets and cheesemongers. Be sure to stop here to treat your tastebuds. 


Right in the southeast corner of South Australia is Mount Gambier. It will take you approximately 5 hours to drive the 440 kilometres from Adelaide. The volcanic area is known for its mysterious lake on top of the mountain – mysterious as it changes colour throughout the year from stormy grey to azure blue. If you make it here, also check out the Tantanoola Caves for an enchanting underground tour. 

Best times of year to hire an Australia motorhome rental in Adelaide

Being in Australia, Adelaide has a highly agreeable climate throughout the year. Being in South Australia, it’s hard to find a more idyllic spot as each month passes. 

Even in winter, the temperature drops to the mid to late teens (degrees Celsius), with some rain. 

Spring and autumn, from September to November and March to May respectively, are great times to visit. The city erupts in colour and the mercury sits in the low-20s for comfortable days. 

Come summer, the city average highs are around 28 degrees Celsius. Just remember to wear your sunscreen!

Adelaide not your location of choice? Consider other options with a Campervan Hire from Melbourne or head over to the rugged southern isle and grab a Campervan Hire Tasmania. Alternatively, you could grab a Campervan Hire in Alice Springs to explore the gorgeous Uluru.

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Everything you need to know about Adelaide campervan hire

Nestled right down in the south of Australia, Adelaide presents many opportunities to the adventurous campervan renter. The city itself is easy to get around in a vehicle, with plenty of beaches and scenery to explore in the immediate surrounds. It is at the southern end of the famous Stuart Highway, near the Great Ocean Road and bordering the Great Australian Bight, where there are fantastic motorhome road-trip possibilities.

"Make sure to book well in advance, campers sell out fast."

Overview of Adelaide, Australia

There’s so much more to Adelaide than houses of government, wine trails and hot arid summers. It’s a planned city, but the future is far from structured, as this unique treasure of Australia continues to grow and expand.
A vibrant nightlife and buzzing arts scene are helping increase the tourist dollar, while the vineyards and untouched beauty of the region still retain year-round appeal. But Adelaide is now built to surprise and invigorate, with so many places to go and things to do. More and more campervans can be spotted on the Adelaide highways. 

Adelaide Hotels, Motels, Hostels and Campervan Parks

Hotel options are generally centred in the CBD, with the Stamford Plaza offering special deals. A handful of options on North Terrace are of a high standard. For more budget accommodation the stretch along Princes Highway has motels and a Welcome Inn. If you’re splashing out, the Adamco Boutique Hotel is a heritage building and offers all the trappings of a first-class experience.
There are numerous hostels and backpackers near the centre of town, including a YHA and other hostels of varying price and quality. Camping grounds are scattered on the coast, with a handful of options situated inland, and in conjunction with a car and tent or a campervan rental, these make a great low-budget option.

Adelaide Events

The capital city of South Australia hosts the annual Royal Adelaide Show. This is an extravaganza of carnival rides, exhibitions, food and wine tastings – something for everyone. It generally takes place early September. The Clipsal 500 Adelaide is described as Australian motorsport’s biggest event – four days of petrolhead heaven, with the V8 Supercar Championship Series coming to town.
On the music calendar is WOMADelaide in March. Held at the Botanic Park, it’s part of the WOMAD concerts, incorporating international performers, and dates back to 1992.

Adelaide Food & Drink

When talking about Adelaide, you can’t go past its wine production. With 18 regions in South Australia, it’s a huge contributor to the national economy. The Adelaide Plains and Hills offer numerous ‘cellar doors’ – in fact, a journey to the likes of Barossa, the Clare Valley and Limestone Coast should be on your list of top ten things to do in Australia.
Food wise, Adelaide is expanding its restaurant and bar scene. A reputation for quality produce is enhanced by the Central Market – South Australia’s most visited tourist attraction, with more than 80 stalls. But it you do want to eat out, Gouger Street has a great reputation for international cuisine, from Italian to French and Asian. But a hidden little gem is the gourmet pub Daniel O’Connell, which has been getting rave reviews. Also try Rundle Street, for an eclectic choice of eateries.

The Culture and Geography of Adelaide

It has been called ‘the most liveable city’ in Australia – and is a regular in the top ten lists of places to reside for quality of life. The make-up of the region is multicultural, with around 30% of residents born overseas. Numerous international cultural fairs encourage a sense of community and belonging.
Industries such as education and research illustrate how Adelaide is a key centre of learning, and while it is a ‘planned’ city, Adelaide is not afraid of expansion.

Adelaide Things To Do And Main Attractions

Much like the rest of the Australia, outdoor activities are de rigueur in Adelaide. Wineries are of course near the top of the list, as is Adelaide Zoo. Giant pandas are a must-see - always friendly staff will make your day trip extra special. Or you can be slightly more adventurous and swim with dolphins! Various cruises offer you the chance to get up close and personal with these extraordinary animals. A campervan rental will help you to get around to these activities on the city’s outskirts.
If you wish to take more of a touristy route, then Haigh’s Chocolates should hit the spot. However, for a more cultural adventure, the Art Gallery of South Australia has a glittering heritage and outstanding collection of work. But it’s impossible to list all the attractions of Adelaide – there are so many things to do.

Getting from A to B in Adelaide

Literally a 12-minute drive to the CBD, Adelaide Airport is a hub for Qantas. The city enjoys a Metro service, covering bus, tram and train transport. There are also express services for Adelaide Oval for Aussie rules and other sporting events.

The Hot and Dry Adelaide Weather

Hot and dry summers are par for the course in terms of the weather forecast, with average high temperatures pushing 30 degrees. Winters are mild, although they can be wet.

Adelaide Campervan Rental: The Companies

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

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.

Adelaide Motorhome Facts

Average rental length
January12 days
April9 days
July9 days
October17 days
Average 2 berth rental price

Top Adelaide Rentals Brands

Britz Campervan Rentals

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Let’s Go Motorhomes AU

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Mighty Campers

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