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Start your Australian adventure off right in a Sydney Motorhome Rental

Discover the Land Down Under in a motorhome rental and start your holiday in Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city. Explore the Opera House, Bondi Beach and Darling Harbour and indulge in some fabulous nightlife before heading off on the road trip adventure of a lifetime.

If you’d like to start off in a different city, check out campervan rental options for Melbourne, Brisbane, or Perth.


Grab a deal from Motorhome Republic in Sydney

Planning a big trip to Australia can be overwhelming, let us ease your travel plans by helping you find a motorhome rental deal that fits your plans and budget. Sydney is one of the nation’s largest cities, which means plenty of campervan options to suit your unique needs. Snag a deal with a minivan sized hire for fuel efficiency and easy parking. Ride in style in a luxurious RV or a motorhome for the whole family. Book for a weekend getaway, or a multi-month tour around the country - the longer the rental, the bigger the discount.


Where to go in your Sydney motorhome rental

Once you pick up your campervan hire in Sydney, you’ll want to stick around to check out the famous sights. Park your van for free during the day in neighborhoods like Alexandria and catch a bus into the city.

Staying for a few days? There are over 15 caravan parks, campgrounds and tourist parks in and around the Sydney area.


Plan your campervan road trip from Sydney

Sydney is located on Australia’s beautiful east coast, smack dab in the middle of New South Wales giving you a plethora of itinerary options from which to dabble.


If you have lots of time in this beaut (a little Aussie slang) country, we recommend an exciting east coast itinerary that takes you to Cairns, or Brisbane. Or head the other direction and explore the wonders of the south on your way through Melbourne and onto Adelaide.

Chop and change them as you see fit to make the most of your Australian campervan holiday.


If you decide to stay fairly local, make sure you hit these key attractions:

  • Blue Mountains National Park is an hour’s drive west of Sydney. Climb to the park’s spectacular lookouts over blues forests and crazy rock formations like the Three Sisters, an Aboriginal cultural site. Stop for a picnic near Wentworth Falls or dive into the park’s adventure activities like rock climbing, mountain biking and canyoning. Want a bird’s-eye view? Take a ride in the Cableway and Skyway gondolas.

  • Located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains are the Jenolan Caves. Discover underground grottos and rivers while on tour of Australia’s largest cave system. Enjoy a good ghost story? Book a night tour and listen to Jenolan’s mysterious, unexplained happenings or visit older caves not available on the day trail.

  • Sip Australian wine in Hunter Valley or the town of Orange, both only a few hours outside Sydney. Or follow the coast north for approximately six hours to Dorrigo National Park, a World Heritage site full of waterfalls and lovely strolls through NSW’s flora and fauna.

  • Love the roar of a fast engine? Check out Bathurst, three hours west of Sydney, where both the Mount Panorama Circuit and Vale Circuit are held each year.

  • It’s not often that snow and Australia are used in the same sentence, but if you’re heading to Oz in the winter months (June-Sept), Kosciuszko National Park is worth the visit. Home to the nation’s highest peak (2,228m), head here to ski slopes at either Perisher Blue or Thredbo ski field.


If you decide to rent a campervan outside of Sydney proper, check out Newcastle or Canberra for a relatively close alternative.


When to head to Sydney for an RV holiday

Australia is famous for its all-year round pleasant weather so you can’t really go wrong no matter when you come, but here’s what to expect for the different times of year:

  • Book in the summer months (December to February) for hot summer days when the sun shines for over 12 hours. Fair warning, this is also Sydney’s busy tourist season. Make sure to book your Motorhome Republic rental in advance.

  • June to August is Australia’s mild winter season, also its rainiest. Traveling during the ‘off season’ means fewer crowds, less tourists, and better deals for renting a Sydney motorhome.

  • Autumn and spring months are also great for avoiding peak season. Mild temperatures with less people on the road, makes it easy for planning on the go and not quite as hot, hot, hot as summer.

Campervan Hire Sydney - see the city by motorhome

Sydney is a fantastic starting point for a motorhome roadtrip throughout Australia. Become familiar with what the world renowned city has to offer with our guide before you arrive pick up your rental.

Overview of Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a campervan hub, offering the best brands in the business. Popular rental companies such as Apollo, Britz, Jucy and Maui are located in the CBD and surrounding neighborhoods. Book online with us to save time on finding the best deal. At Motorhome Republic, we offer top deals by comparing multiple motorhome brands with pick-up and drop-off locations across the country.

Sydney Accommodation

If you wish to park up the camper for a day or two and stop in the central city, there are thousands of accommodation options. All the famous international hotel chains populate Sydney’s skyline, such as the Marriott, Hilton and Intercontinental. But if you really want to splash out, the Park Hyatt just below the Harbour Bridge is sensational. However, it will set you back around $800 a night! For backpackers, the YHA has sites in the city centre and Bondi, among other places, while Kings Cross, Darlinghurst, Coogee and Glebe are other handy stop-off points. But the city has a wonderful infrastructure for travellers, so getting a bed shouldn’t be too difficult. Want to stay mobile? Hire a camper and hit the road to stay in one of the campgrounds and holiday parks in the outer suburbs – and there are many.

Sydney events – so much to do

The New Year’s Eve party and firework celebrations on the harbour are perhaps the most well-known festivities, but there’s plenty going on all-year round. The Mardi Gras in February-March has taken on a life of its own, with the Australian Garden Show sure to warm you in up in September. A game of Aussie Rules is an experience like no other, so check out the Sydney Swans – footy season runs from March to August.

Sydney: The International City For Food & Drink

It’s no surprise that Sydney has a delectable smorgasbord of culinary options, mainly thanks to its multicultural population. Chinese, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Thai and plenty more varieties of food are readily available. Major ‘Eat Street’ hotspots include East Circular Quay, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. For a more budget option, try Glebe, west of the city centre. Parking isn’t always easy, but that’s because the food is so good.

Sydney- A Wonderfully Diverse Culture and People

With more than 100 to choose from, it’s not surprising that Sydney is considered a modern-day haven for beaches – so your camper allows you to pick and choose. Surfing is an institution in Australia, while the beaches themselves are remarkably clean – partly a result of the Beach Watch Program established in 1989. Remarkably, Bondi is only 7km east of the business district and is always packed with backpackers and international visitors, with Coogee, Bronte and Manly also very popular. The outdoor lifestyle and surrounding environs are very conducive to international tourism – especially British and Irish!

Amazing Things To See and Do in Sydney

The most iconic image of Australia, along with the kangaroo, is the Opera House. And while you may be reluctant to follow the well-worn tourist path, we can personally assure you that it’s a must-see. Also located at the harbor, the bridge sits like another colossus of modern engineering in the background, with numerous other attractions (ferry trips, Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour) nearby. The list is endless…

OK, so snakes, jellyfish, scary spiders and occasionally aggressive insects form a small portion of the Sydney welcoming committee, but the diversity of other living creatures more than makeup for this slight inconvenience – and they’re often friendly. Taronga Zoo is a short ferry trip from the city, with more than 2600 animals, while Sea Life Aquarium is located in central Darling Harbour. If Koalas are more your thing, Featherdale Wildlife Park is worth the 40-minute drive in your Sydney campervan hire from the CBD. This route will also lead you to the Blue Mountains -perfect for those in possession of the freedom that a rental campervan brings.

If you want to get your dancing shoes on, then Sydney has more than enough to keep you entertained. One of the top 10 things to do is visit nightclubs such as Chinese Laundry and Hugo’s Lounge, while Surry Hills has been described as a drinking safari. Low 302 and Tio’s are just two options for a tasty beverage, with the Rocks and Darlinghurst well-known for a variety of watering holes.


Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard


On your way up the east coast from Sydney in your motorhome, stop in at the Douglas Vale Historic Homestead to enjoy both a taste of history and a taste of wine. On the mid-north coast of New South Wales and the centre of Port Macquarie, this aesthetically pleasing estate will charm you with perfectly manicured lawns and beautiful gardens. A local community of volunteers resurrected this 8.1-hectare property, with origins dating back to the 1800’s. Today, it once again produces a variety of wines, available for sale through its Cellar Door. Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard is a non-profit outfit, kept up by the impressively dedicated Douglas Vale Conservation Group. The property is lovely and inviting for a simple day visit, or for major events such as weddings, birthdays, concerts and the like.


Where: 235 Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie New South Wales Australia 2444


Big Hostel


Before you head out on (or return from) a big Australian adventure with your Sydney motorhome rental, you must spend a few days discovering this world class city. A fantastic base from which to explore this great New South Wales metropolis is Big Hostel. Offering free Wi-Fi (on the ground floor), laundry, a rooftop garden, well-equipped kitchen and a helpful travel desk, this budget accommodation option delivers everything you need at an affordable price. Choose from 4,6 and 8-bed dormitories as well as singles, doubles, twins, triples and family rooms for travelers who are looking for a little privacy. Rooms are spacious with noise reduction, air conditioning, crisp white linen, woolen blankets and Sealy Hospital grade mattresses for a great night’s sleep. A few handy extras include an iron/ironing board, hairdryers and a book exchange. Centrally located and close to buses, trains, dining, and nightlife, you can easily walk from Big Hostel to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, the Fish Markets and more.


Where: 212 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010, Australia

Public transport systems in Sydney

Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport is located a mere 15-minute drive from the CBD, serving more than 40 international destinations. There is a comprehensive network of rail, bus and ferry services. Train Link, Light Rail and Sydney Buses are the major operators.

Sydney Weather: Warm Summers, Mild Winters

Sydney enjoys a temperate climate of warm summers and mild winters. January and February are the warmest months, with average forecast highs just below 26 degrees. Even winter months are relatively warm, with the average low temperature dipping to around eight degrees in July.

Tracking Down a Campervan Hire in Sydney

All the major motorhome brands, such as Apollo, Britz, Jucy and Maui have branches in Sydney’s CBD or outer regions. A number of rental companies are clustered together, so it makes it easier to pop in quickly and work out the best deal for you. Search online for comparison sites. Motorhome Republic can help you compare the largest selection of brands for your Sydney campervan rental trip.


Campervan Rental and travel tips for Australia

  • Book ahead of time for the best deals.

  • Make sure to get plenty of rest on the road, switch drivers often or pull over for naps if you’re feeling sleepy.

  • Choose to visit during the off-season to save money and avoid crowded destinations.

  • Always book insurance with your campervan rental.

  • Drive cautious and avoid driving at night outside of cities as wildlife on the roads can be a hazard after dark.

  • Download our handy motorhome app to make your trip easier - it’s free!


Brisbane Campervan rental brands

Jucy Rentals


Jucy Rentals is located just 7 kilometres from Sydney International Airport at 1581 Botany Road, Botany, a trip that takes roughly 15 minutes. Here you’ll find a fleet of affordable campervans available for hire to those aged 18 and above. The Lucky Crib Toyota Previa (or similar) is fit for two, has less branding on the sides, and a small gas cooker and sink for basic meal preparation. The Jucy Cabana a similar two-berth camper, while the Chaser Toyota Hiace is fit for four sleepers and has an on-board toilet and shower. At the larger end of the scale, the Condo sleeps four and has a cassette toilet, and the Casa Fiat Ducato is fitted with room for four and all the extras such as a bathroom, gas cooker, TV with DVD player and solar charging. Hiring a campervan with Jucy gets you discounts on great Sydney tourist attractions, 24-hour roadside assistance and online check-in to speed up the pick-up process and get you on the road sooner. The Sydney branch is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 2pm on weekends.


Real Value , Star RV, Hippie, Apollo and Cheapa Campers


Offering a range of budget campervans, RVs and motorhomes in Sydney, Real Value, Star RV, Hippie and Cheapa Campers all operate from the same depot at 31 Bay Road, Taren Point. As the depot is almost 13 kilometres, or a 30 minute drive, from Sydney Airport, it is well situated to start you off on a south Sydney adventure, particularly the Royal National Park of New South Wales as it is only 20 minutes away. Real Value has a variety of campers in the 3-5 year age range, including a 4WD camper, a hitop, a simple two-berth camper and a large six-berth motorhome with bathroom. Star RV covers a range of spacious and luxurious motorhomes of Fiat Ducato, Mercedes and VW makes, all with basic bathroom and kitchen facilities and space for four to six people. Cheapa Campers have everything from hitops to six-berth motorhomes, and Hippie is known for its bright and funky range of campervans for cheap and cheerful Australian holidays. The depot is open 8am to 4.30pm every day excluding Sundays between May and the end of August, and public holidays. Getting to the depot will cost approximately $50 from the airport and $100 from the city.


Go Cheap Motorhomes and Cruisin Motorhomes


Go Cheap and Cruisin Motorhomes are located at 23-25 Erskine Rd, Caringbah, which is around 13 kilometres from the Sydney Airport or 25 kilometres from the city centre. There are no transfers available, so you’ll need to make your own way to the depot. By taxi from the airport, this will cost you approximately $40. Go Cheap and Cruisin have similar ranges of campervans and motorhomes, starting with a basic two-person sleeper hitop, as well as more spacious and comfortable two-person motorhome, and larger four- and six-berth motorhomes with kitchen and bathrooms on board. The nearest supermarket to the depot is Franklins, only 500 metres down the road so you can stock up on supplies before you head away. The depot is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 8am to noon. It is closed on Sundays and all public holidays. If you are late in returning your campervan hire, you will be charged with a $45/hour fee for the first two hours, after which you will be charged for a full day.


Britz Campervan Rentals, Maui, Mighty Campers and Kea Campervan Hire


As one of the closest motorhome hire depots to Sydney International Airport, a rental from Britz, Maui, Mighty or Kea will have you out the gate and onto the road in a flash. The depot is found at 653 Gardeners Road, Mascot, only 7.5 kilometres from the airport. There are no complimentary transfers available, but you can jump in a taxi for about $15, or easily catch a bus or train. This depot is open 7.30am to 4pm from September to the end of April, and 10am to 4pm from May to the end of August (although it is closed on Sundays throughout this low period, and on December 25, January 1, and January 26). As well as being close to the airport, this depot also features free showers for travellers hiring with them so you can freshen up before or after a long flight. Between these four leading Sydney RV hire brands, you’ve got the choice of everything from basic sleeper campervans to fully equipped six-berth motorhomes that can see you around Australia in comfort and style. There are also 4WD options if you plan on seeing places that are a little off the beaten track.


Comet Campervans and Travellers Autobarn


Comet Campervans keep it simple with three campervans in size suited to two, three and five people, while Travellers Autobarn offer a range of affordable campervans with bright motifs and space for anywhere from two to five people. The depot for Comet Campervans and Travellers is on Site C at 16 McPherson Street, Banksmeadow, just 15 minutes from Sydney’s International Airport and close to the M1 Highway and the freeway to the Blue Mountains. It’s a quick bus ride from the Airport to the depot or a cheap taxi fare, and the office hours run from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, 9am to noon on Saturdays and closed on Sundays and public holidays.




Spaceships Camper Hire will take you on a journey out of this world in one of their iconic bright orange campervans. The Alpha 2 Berth is the original Spaceship with a two-burner cooker, fridge/freezer and double bed. The Beta 2 Berth is a slightly newer model with more modern features, including a large side awning, better fuel economy and a longer lasting battery system. The Beta 2S is newer again and suited to travellers who prefer to drive incognito, as this model doesn’t have the same bright orange branding on the vehicle. Note that none of Spaceships’ campervans have on-board bathroom facilities, so you’ll need to stay in campgrounds or caravan parks for the duration of your Australian trip. Hiring with Spaceships also makes you part of the Space Mates program, a national network of contact points for travel advice, discounts and DVD swaps. There are free airport transfers available for those hiring a Sydney camper for 21 days or more, or it’s a cheap taxi fare from the terminal. Depot open hours are 10am to 4pm weekdays, 10am to noon on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. You can arrange an after-hours pick up or drop off by talking to staff more than 72 hours prior to the time.


Awesome Campers


Located at 27 St Elmo Parade, Awesome Campers is just 8 kilometres - or 10 minutes - from the Sydney International Airport. This camper hire company has four awesome campervans available for rental: The Elgrand Camper, the Super Deluxe, the Deluxe Camper, and the Classic Camper. Some of these vans come painted in seriously fun colours and designs, and all of them are suited for two-person journeys around Australia. While they all have various features such as sinks, gas cookers, mini-kitchens, fridges and eskys, you will need to book campgrounds for overnight accommodation for their bathrooms. Awesome Campers also offer discounts for long-term rentals, as well as plenty of helpful travel and accommodation information packs. The office is open 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to noon on Saturdays. You can organise an after-hours pick up or drop off for a fee of $175 if you can’t make it during regular open hours.


Energi Motorhomes, Kangaroo Campervans and Calypso Campervans


Energi, Kangaroo and Calypso Campervans share a Sydney depot at 42 Garema Circuit in Kingsgrove, which is a 15 minute drive from Sydney International Airport and half an hour from the city centre. Calypso has a range of four campervans varying in size from two to four berth, with fun Australian-themed names such as The Hume, The Princess, The Sturt and FunKampa. Kangaroo Campervans start small with a range of two-berth vans, and go up to large six-berth models with on-board toilets and showers. Energy Motorhomes completes the set with two- and three-berth Toyota Hiace hitops for affordable travels. The depot is open on weekdays from 9am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 9am to noon, but is closed on Sundays.


Let's Go Motorhomes


Let's Go Motorhomes specialises in the highest quality RVs and campervans available for the most comfortable journey Down Under. The large majority of their vehicles are Winnebagoes, and even the smaller two-berth Voyagers have bathrooms on board. The large six-berth Grand Tourers are luxurious motorhomes with TVs, shade awnings, huge amounts of storage and plenty of space. If all you’re after is a basic campervan, Let's Go Motorhomes offers a fleet of those too, with hitops and three-berth cruisers ready for hire. Situated at unit 11 at 10 Pioneer Avenue in Thornleigh, the depot is 30 minutes north of Sydney CBD and 45 minutes from the Sydney International Airport. You will need to make your own way to the depot, where the open hours are weekdays from 8.30am to 5.30pm. For pick ups and drop offs on weekends and public holidays, you may be able to organise an appointment by calling more than 48 hours in advance.


Keen As Campers


Keen As Campers is a fun little company in Sydney with a range of Toyota Hiace vans and pop tops for a simple and affordable adventure on wheels. They all come with the basics to get you around Australia such as a microwave, sink, water tank, two-burner gas cooker with grill, kettle and toaster. You’ll need to stay in campgrounds or caravan parks for the bathrooms, but that’s all part of the experience. Keen As Campers also offer a range of additional extras such as GPS navigators, surfboards and fishing gear on low daily rates. The office is located at 53 Muttama Road, Artarmon, about 30 minutes from the Sydney International Airport. You can either make your own way there (a Keen As staff member will meet you at the Artarmon Station if you go by train), or pay $20 for a transfer from a city hotel or hostel between 8am and 9am on the day of your pick up. Normal office hours are from 8am to 4pm seven days a week.

Plan your motorhome road trip from Sydney

Sydney is a treasure trove of famous attractions, stunning beaches and metropolitan entertainment, and the perfect city to start a motorhome adventure in Australia. In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about this iconic New South Wales capital and how to plan a route that hits all of your must-sees and must-dos. We’ll introduce a selection of fantastic road trip itineraries, and provide information on the events and festivals the city has to offer each year.


The points of interest and exciting activities in this multicultural city are almost overwhelming in number, so to help you make sense of it all, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks, with some added inspiration to get your started.


Be sure to read up on our tips for driving your motorhome around Sydney in our ‘On the Road’ section, and take note of the additional information such as where to park up for the night, where to dump waste and where to just simply take a break from driving.


Sydney is not only Australia’s largest city, it’s also one of the best places in the country to start a motorhome rental road trip.


Itineraries beginning or ending in Sydney

As an international hot spot boasting incredible attractions in every direction, Sydney is a prime location to begin or end many great Australian road trips. Take a look at the following itineraries, or mix them up a little and make them your own.


Sydney to Cairns: East Coast Bliss(or Cairns to Sydney)

There’s nothing quite like the east coast of Australia. From Sydney to Cairns, the 1643km road trip will take you to breathtaking beaches, incredible national parks, and the all-famous Gold Coast. Highlights of the road trip include the Australia Zoo (famous for the late Steve Irwin’s work with crocodiles), the stunning heights of Tamborine Mountain, and the otherworldly rainforest castle at Paronella Park. Along the way there are numerous sparkling beaches to soak up the sun, including Airlie Beach just south of Townsville, and Rainbow Beach on the Sunshine Coast. While we recommend taking between 14 and 28 days to explore the coast, the beauty of any road trip is that you can determine its length.


Sydney to Brisbane: A Coastal Dream(or Brisbane to Sydney)

Spend 10-21 days driving from cosmopolitan Sydney to subtropical Brisbane. The 1643km between these hot Australian cities is chock-a-block with adventures. The Blue Mountains are the perfect playground for those who love the outdoors, or head underground to the caves near Lithgow to see the colossal colony of glowworms. One of the highest waterfalls in the southern hemisphere, the 200 metre drop of cascading waters at Ellenborough Falls near Port Macquarie will take your breath away. We suggest driving the distance in 6 legs so you can truly experience all there is to see.


Sydney to Adelaide: Down Under Wonders(or Adelaide to Sydney)

Explore the south of Australia like never before by road tripping across from iconic Sydney to the beautiful city of Adelaide. You’ll cover a whopping 2047km, but the incredible landscapes and thriving cities you’ll see along the way will make it worth every kilometre. Experience the beauty of Wollongong, Capital Hill in Canberra, and the ancient natural attractions at the Naracoorte Caves, among a multitude of other hot spots. Get a real taste of Australian life as you cover this epic itinerary from major city to major city, with remote gems and jaw dropping scenery in between.


Vivid Sydney uses the city’s architecture as a giant canvas for astoundingly artful works of light.


Events and festivals in Sydney

Sydney’s bustling communities know how to celebrate. With an abundance of festivals and events held every year, there’s a great chance your visit will overlap with a fantastic party to attend.



Vivid Sydney is an absolutely stunning city-wide light show which runs for a month between May and June. Famous sites such as the Sydney Opera House and Martin Place are lit up with spectacular colours, and even the Botanical Gardens don beautiful hues.


An entire month of delectable delights await you when you attend the Crave International Food Festival. Local and international foodies gather together to put on workshops, interviews, kids events, and of course, food and wine tastings.


Don’t have plans for New Year’s? Now you do. A magical fireworks display at the top of the countdown may finish the evening, but from 6pm on December 31st there is pre-show entertainment, brilliant performances and the beautiful Harbour of Light Parade.


Other festivals to check out:


Activities and attractions in Sydney

Immerse yourself in the music and arts of Sydney, wander through markets, hit the hiking trails or book a wine tour; there’s never a dull moment in world class Sydney.



You don’t have to give up sports when you go on holiday. On the contrary; Sydney has plenty of sporting activities you can get involved with or attend. Watch over 200 keelboats race around the harbour from February through to March with the Sydney Harbour Regatta, or cheer on your favourite team at a Bledisloe Cup rugby match.


Sports teams and organisations:


Music & Arts

From live performances to music concerts, the arts community in Sydney knows to how to put on a show.


Food & Wine

Wander through food markets or take a tour; Sydney is an ideal spot for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike.


Outdoor Activities

As well as central city attractions, there are some fantastic outdoor activities in the surrounding area that are well worth your time. Get your feet moving and adrenaline pumping with these energetic options:



Take a wander around the harbour, enjoy beautiful gardens, or discover Australian native animals at the zoo; all the nature sights are child friendly and make for the perfect day out.


The stunning Blue Mountains offer a glimpse at what Australia looked like many millions of years ago.


What to do in Sydney

Mountain Whispers

Take the chance on your Sydney motorhome rental adventure to discover some of the amazing places around New South Wales - like the fabulous Mountain Whispers luxury holiday rentals in the Blue Mountains, a gorgeous region not far outside of the city. This family of four properties located in the towns Leura and Katoomba are all historic homes, offering self-contained accommodation for small groups of people. They are within easy driving distance of each other making them collectively perfect for large groups, but each is unique. They all offer luxurious relaxation thanks to spa bathrooms, fully kitted out kitchens, log fires and top quality linens and furnishing throughout the beautifully decorated homes. Complimentary with a Mountain Whispers booking comes port, wine and chocolates, bathrobes, flowers, WiFi and even provisions for a cooked breakfast. Added extras which are available for a cost include private chefs to cook up a special meal in the kitchen, pampering packages and more. A beautiful setting like the Blue Mountains deserves a luxurious place to stay - and these four historic homes can certainly deliver! Relax and unwind before setting off on a journey like this Sydney to Adelaide road trip.
Where: Leura and Katoomba, NSW 2780, Australia
Opening Hours: Available for booking all year round


Dolphin Watch Cruises

There’s something magical about watching dolphins play in their ocean homes, and with the up-close-and-personal tours of Dolphin Watch Cruises, you can experience the true majesty of these beautiful aquatic mammals. One of the most popular tours out of Jervis Bay, Dolphin Watch Cruises has been running for over 20 years, and provides top quality ocean experiences. Jump on a 1.5 hour dolphin tour any time of the year, or venture out for a little longer with a 3-hour whale watching expedition between the months of May and November. These cruises are perfect for the whole family, and the ideal way to experience these incredible animals in their natural habitats.
To get to Jervis Bay, head 2.5 hours south in your Sydney motorhome rental, and enjoy the views as you drive the M1 coastal road.

Where: 50 Owen Street, Huskisson New South Wales, 2540, Australia
Phone: +61 02 4441 5885

Australian Reptile Park

Award winning and popular, the Australian Reptile Park not only delivers an excellent and educational day out, but they also provide a life saving service. With such a wide variety of snakes, they are able to extract venom which is used to create the antivenom that saves lives all over Australia. When they’re not saving lives, Australian Reptile Park provides hands-on experiences and encounters with fascinating animals in a wonderful environment. Hand feed kangaroos, walk with a Galapagos tortoise, learn about how the park is helping to save the Tasmanian devil, and so much more. Check out the Behind the Scenes tours and Kids to Keepers programmes for even more fun.
Situated just over an hour’s drive north of the state capital, hop in your Sydney motorhome rental and enter a whole new reptile world.

Where: Lot 69 Pacific Highway, Somersby, New South Wales, 2250, Australia
Open: 7 days, 9:00am to 5:00pm


The Joan Performing Arts Centre

Named after the incredibly talented Dame Joan Sutherland, The Joan Performing Arts Centre in Sydney has been showcasing a fantastic range of music, arts, dance, and theatre since 1990. As well as hosting internationally acclaimed musicians, artists and performers, The Joan provides quality music education to people of all ages and stages, while the Q Theatre teaches young people all about theatrical performances. The Joan has a full calendar every year, so no matter what time you're driving by in your Sydney motorhome rental, there’s bound to be something to capture your attention. Catch one of the spectacular shows, or book out The Joan for your own function or event.
Where: 597 High Street, Penrith, New South Wales, 2750, Australia
Box office hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 4.30pm


Penrith Regional Gallery

Tucked in at the foot of the stunning Blue Mountains is the Penrith Regional Gallery. With a passion for the people, place and history of Western Sydney, Penrith Regional Gallery strives to include the community in their collections and exhibitions. As well as showcasing local and international artists, the gallery provides education classes for both children and adults. From collage classes to clay tile making, landscape drawing to painting with watercolours, the gallery’s inclusion of the locals really makes the experience all that more special. While you’re viewing the latest exhibition, why not book yourself in for a class at the same time? You can find all the classes available on their website. Jump in your Sydney motorhome rental and head inland to Penrith. You’ll be there in just under one hour.
Where: 86 River Road, Emu Plains, New South Wales, 2750, Australia
Opening hours: 7 days, 9:00am – 5:00pm.


Casula Powerhouse Art Centre

It’s hard to believe that one institution can have as much going on as Casula Powerhouse Art Centre. The art centre in Sydney continues to expand to accommodate ongoing growth, further amplifying the fact that they’re doing amazing things in the arts industry. Exhibitions, events, and even educational programmes are all slotted into the Casula Powerhouse calendar, with something happening every week throughout the year. The facilities in Sydney include six galleries, a 300 seat capacity theatre, two live-in art studios, permanent public artworks stationed outside, and an incredible green space which includes an amphitheatre and 20 hectares of parks. You’ll definitely need an entire day to explore this fantastic arts centre.Drive your Sydney motorhome rental just 40 minutes west of the city’s CBD and bask in the art and culture of Casula Powerhouse Art Centre.

Where: 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula, New South Wales, 2170, Australia
Opening hours: Open 7 days, 10:00am-5:00pm


Camden Haven Museum

It’s not too often you find a museum dedicated solely to the telling of the history of the community it sits in. Camden Haven Museum is just that - a cozy museum with a passion for sharing the heritage of the local area. Run by volunteers, the museum in Laurieton isn’t open very often - just four hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - but if you happen upon it as you drive your Sydney motorhome rental through, it’s well worth a visit. Showcasing the incredible history and heritage of Camden Haven, displays at the museum feature fishing and marine activities, timber milling, farming works, and more. With new projects constantly on the go, the Camden Haven Museum is a delight to visit.

Where: Corner of Bold and Laurie Streets, Laurieton, New South Wales 2443, Australia
Opening hours: Tuesday- Thursday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Entry fee: Adult AUD$2.00, children free


Where to eat and drink

Bar Florian

Bar Florian in Port Macquarie takes its inspiration from the original 18th century Italian cafe, today providing customers with the finest Italian wine, cheese and delectable cuisine.Named after the original owner, Floriano Francesconi, Bar Florian has been delighting customers with its famous pizzas, charcuterie platters and superb desserts for hundreds of years. Your taste buds will sing when you sample any of the dishes on this incredible menu.
Bar Florian is the ideal stop for a delectable meal in Port Macquarie as you head up Australia’s east coast in your Sydney motorhome rental.

Where: 6-14 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444, Australia
Open: Monday to Saturday: 4:00pm till late

Bodalla Cheese Factory and Dairy

Boasting Australia’s first commercial cheese manufacturing business, Bodalla Cheese Factory has been delighting cheese-lovers for generations. The award winning shop, Bodalla Dairy, sells everything from vintage cheddar and tangy feta, to herb infused easy-to-spread cheeses. The Bodalla Dairy also hosts cheese making workshops, where students make creamy camembert, delicious cheddar and the ever-favourite ricotta. New products include the Bush Tucker Range of Cheeses, which you can purchase by the log and take along with you on your road trip.
Bodalla Dairy also offers accommodation, so if you wish to take a break from your Sydney motorhome rental and stay a night or two, it’s a nice place to do so, about 4 hours south of Sydney.

Where: 52 Princes Highway, Bodalla, New South Wales, 2545, Australia
Phone: +61 0244735234

GPO Grand

Can’t decide where to go for dinner in Sydney? Head along to the GPO Grand and satisfy everyone’s cuisine needs in one stunningly beautiful building. Established in 1999, the GPO Grand is situated in the 1874 General Postal Office (GPO) in the heart of the city. It hosts some of Australia’s best restaurants, cafes, bars, and retail stores, as well as spectacular stages for vibrant cabaret shows and large spaces for functions of all kinds. Whether its Italian pizza, fresh oysters, Indian curries or just an excellent coffee you’re after, you’ll find exactly what you crave in GPO Grand.
Convenient parking is available for dinner guests, so you will be able to park your Sydney motorhome rental and head up into the magnificent 19th century building.

Where: 1 Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
Open: For full opening hours, please visit website


Adina Vineyard

With a tagline like “wine, dine, stay and play”, you know Adina Vineyard is the perfect spot the ideal spot for a holiday excursion. Stop by in your Sydney campervan rental and treat yourself. Situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Adina Vineyard boasts stunning views from private lodges of rows and rows of vines, with the promise of excellent food at the Emerson's Cafe and Restaurant and delicious wine produced right there on site. Multi-room lodges mean you can bring your family, or gather together a group of friends to relax in style. The swimming pool, day-spa and cellar door elevate the experience to a perfect getaway. 
Hit the road from the city in your Sydney campervan rental, and you’ll be there in just under two hours. 

Where: 492 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, 2320, New South Wales, Australia
Phone: +61 2 4930 7473

The Magicians Cabaret

Come one, come all to the magical theatre restaurant, The Magicians Cabaret! 
Be whisked away to 19th-century Paris when you dine in the Cabaret Room or join the locals at the ruched curtained New York-style Top Hat Bar for a drink. Mysterious passageways, hidden walls, old-world charm and decor: let your imagination run wild as you discover the wonders of the secret museum of magic. Between the delectable cuisine, amazing venue and enchanting shows, you’ll want to return again and again to this captivating location in the heart of Sydney. Street parking is available for your Sydney campervan rental just outside on Riley Street. Alternatively, Sydney Central Station offers free 2-hour surface lot parking. 

Where: 91 Riley Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Sydney, Australia
Phone: +61 02 9267 4747

Hungerford Hill Wines

The first thing you’ll notice about Hungerford Hill Wines is the incredible architecture of the main building: a combination of sharp edges, smooth, sweeping circular rooms and a tall tower stretching to the sky. Step inside, however, and experience some of the Hunter Valley’s most exceptional wines. Hungerford Hill Wines creates everything from classic wines to sparkling and dessert wines. Shiraz, Moscato, and Chardonnay are just a few of the delicious beverages on offer. Sample some of the delectable flavours in the Tasting Room, buy a bottle or two at the Cellar Door, or dine in at the Muse Restaurant. It’s a 2-hour drive in your Sydney campervan hire. Make a day of it - just make sure you have a designated driver.

Where: 2450 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales, 2320, Australia
Phone: +61 (02) 4990 0715

Dalwood Estate

If the words Shiraz, Chardonnay or Semillon excite you, you need to get to Dalwood Estate. In the heart of Australia’s Hunter Valley, it’s one of the country’s longest-running commercial vineyards, producing award-winning wines since 1828. In addition to the popular Wine Club which delivers members a selection of wine three times a year, the vineyard hosts the Dalwood Markets every second Sunday of the month, drawing in crowds from across New South Wales and the country. Sip wine at the Cellar Door, enjoy a picnic on the lawn, and be serenaded by some of the valley’s top musicians. Pull up in your Sydney campervan hire - just remember to have a designated driver if you plan to enjoy the tantalising flavours on offer at Dalwood Estate.

Where: 700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood, New South Wales, 2335, Australia
Open: +61 (02) 6601 9077

Catherine Vale

Ten acres of superb grapevines make up the Catherine Vale Vineyard in the Wollombi Valley, every rootstock expertly chosen to produce the highest quality of grapes and the most incredible wine flavours. With a backdrop of the Yengo National Park, the Cellar Door is located in an Australian country church-esque building and is open for tastings and available for hire for up to 50 people - perfect for intimate weddings or gatherings. Head to Catherine Vale in your Sydney campervan hire to enjoy a fantastic day out. 

Where: 656 Milbrodale Road, Fordwich, New South Wales, 2330, Australia
Open: Monday to Thursday: Closed
Friday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

Award-winning Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is one of New South Wales’ most popular treetop walk and zipline adventures, and is a must visit attraction if you’re driving your Sydney campervan hire down the coast. 
Walk - Make your way along steel walkways nearly 50 metres in the air, through 1.5 kilometres of native rainforest as you take in the stunning panoramic views of the forest, the coastline and the Pacific Ocean. 
Fly - Looking for something a little more adrenaline-inducing? Zoom through the trees in Australia's highest zipline tour. The qualified guides not only take you through the experience, but they share the history and ecology of the forest. Perfect for families, couples, or even large groups. 

Where: 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill, New South Wales, 2577, Australia
Open: Every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (last admission at 4:15 pm)

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