Camper Van Hire Options For Your Next Perth Trip.

I previously wrote about Wicked Campers Australia and campervan relocations as a cheap way to hire a camper and see the countryside.

This article focuses on Perth, WA.  Many people plan road trips to Perth from the eastern states of Australia and the Perth campervan hire market is booming, much like its mining industry has over the past decades.  There is a good reason for this.  The southwest corner of Western Australia is a place with excellent wineries dotted among forests and spectacular scenic coastlines.  The WA southwest corner offers ideal settings for peaceful, nature-based retreats originating from Perth to places such as the heritage seaside the City of Albany.

There are some Perth hire companies hiring campervans and motorhomes.  Hiring such vehicles or campers are a perfect solution with many benefits.  We mentioned various motorhome options previously – here where you could grab deeply discounted motor homes for rent from prices of as little as $1.00 a day through companies such as Imoova.

Camping offers many benefits of traveling either on your own or as a group.  There is complete freedom when hiring a camper van such as having your kitchen and bed available all the time. Camper vans typically are outfitted with handy cooking amenities and cosy seating in the back. For sleeping, the back seat converts quickly into a separate bed, and the vehicles no-nonsense to park anywhere.

Once you know where you want to go, travelling around the Western Australia Southwest corner, you need to decide which vehicle is the most convenient for you. Then it is time to find a good campervan rental company in Perth that will allow you to make such a trip.

Terms and conditions aka hire restrictions for the camper vans can be frustrating.  Usually, these requirements come out when you are ready to hire a camper vehicle only to find you are not allowed to take the camper van to your dream destination. Furthermore, for those wanting to stay on the safe side it is best not to overlook the rules. If something occurs to the vehicle in a place you’re not expected to be, you are in jeopardy of losing the insurance coverage and pay for added damages.

So, let me help you in finding the perfect campervan for your Perth trip.

First, is it a camper van or motorhome? Good question, as some countries call them an RV (recreational vehicle– while others have different terms for them as well.  Apollo Rentals wrote a blog article on the topic of “what is the difference between a camper van and a motor home”.

  • Motorhome – this is a large vehicle built on a truck or bus chassis and available to rent in Perth as well. They typically accommodate up to six people and have a kitchen, shower, bed, and toilet making them convenient to use while travelling. Some even have DVD and TVs these days.
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    An example of a motor home from Apollo. Photo –

  • Campervan –  A camper van is a smaller vehicle (typically your Hi-ace van size and style vehicle), fitted out with the basic inclusions such as a fridge, stove, few cupboards, sink and bed. Here you can choose to have a toilet and shower included all depending on the size of the camper van.
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    An example of a camper van from Apollo. Photo –

The important thing that you need to remember is that when using a campervan or motorhome one cannot use them on unsealed roads and may only let you use it on an unsealed road for a few kilometres (5 – 10km) or the official campground. Remember to check this with the company you are hiring.

When you are travelling with kids and need a bit of comfort, a campervans the right choice. When choosing a vehicle compare them, as you will see that they vary as the larger RV includes more stuff or you can rent the campervan with additional tables, chairs, camping gear and more.

On the other hand, all campers have towels, plates, cutlery, cups, and bedding while some have air-conditioning available as well. Now that you have an overview of the different choices when hiring a campervan, it is time to assemble your route. Once you know where you want to go, it is time decide about the type of vehicle you need.

If you are in need of extra information related to insurance cover or the terms of conditions, it is best to read the available information set out by the hire company. The reason for this is that the information varies widely. There are many different campervan rentals in Perth, and you will find some of the best available here helping you on your way to fulfilling your road travel needs.

There are many hire companies in Perth itself as well as online car and camper hire booking engines.

Britz – located 2.7 kilometers from the domestic terminal and 11 kilometers from the Perth International terminal.  Britz offers an excellent range of vans.  Click Here for more information and contact details for Britz.

Campabout Oz didn’t look too bad and offered Jayco Caravans, Land-cruiser 4 wheel drives and traditional campervans for rent from its Perth depot.  Quite a good selection of options and maybe worth checking out.  They even hire motorcycles and motor homes.

Maui is a familiar name in New Zealand and also have an office in Perth in Perth around 1.1 kilometers from the Perth International Airport.  They have campers sleeping from 2 to 6 people as well as offices in other areas outside Perth and capital city locations around Australia.

Possibly one that doesn’t come to the minds of most people is Kombi hire.  GoKombi is a Perth company offering two berth VW Kombi vans for rent.  The company offers online deals via its website but for a minimum hire period of 14 days.

Gallivanting Oz is all about camping adventures and provides a range of low-cost camping options around Australia. They will even help you plan your trip, providing you with a personalised pack. They use some suppliers to make sure that you’re matched with the right camper van with no added costs when dealing with them. They have a wide selection of campervans to choose such as Two Berth – Six Berth vehicles are available with examples here! Fill in their quick quote form and receive a quote back from them in a couple of hours. You can even receive quotes on multiple vehicles. Contact them directly at the following number  +61 (0)7 3314 1518 or email them. Furthermore, if you want to learn more about campervan and motorhome hire they have a complete page dedicated to the topic.

Camper Travel Australia has ten operating depots in Perth alone. Camper Travel Australia situated close to the airport and ideal for travellers coming from abroad. Fill in your quote online by completing their online quote calculator form and they do the rest. They provide enhanced protection when booking with them directly as they compare hundreds of deals and vehicles from top brands. Choose from different specials all depending on the vehicle you want starting from $45 a day as each special has information on the vehicle you will use with the included amenities. Contact them directly on 1800-052-580 or chat with them directly via Skype or their available live chat.

Lucky Rentals provides all travelers with an online booking with low prices. Their campervans are late models ranging from 1997 – 2004 with zero excess available. Choose between two berth or four berth campers and pay an upfront deposit of $100 with the balance refundable on pick up. They even have automatic campers with no added driver’s fees with a minimum hire period of 7 days. They guarantee their prices and according to their price guarantee, if you can find a better rate somewhere else they will do their utmost best to beat the quote by 6%. Contact them directly on their free line (Australia only) 1 800 808 881 or 1 861 619 092.

Lucky Rentals WA on their website claim –

  • Cheapest camper van rates in Australia
    Late model camper vans (1997 – 2004)
    No age restrictions!
    Depots on both West and East Coasts
    Zero excess available
    2 and 4 Berth vans
    Only AU$100 deposit and the balance is payable on pick up!
    Automatic camper vans
    24-hour roadside assistance
    No extra driver fees
    Minimum hire period only 7 days

For the real “budget stretched” why not check out our other articles on this topic like
Our tips on where to get seriously cheap campervans for hire from $1-5 per day 

The above list of Perth camper hire companies will be updated soon with more additions.

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