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Campervan & Motorhome Hire in Melbourne

Campervan & Motorhome Hire in Melbourne

Are you planning a  road trip around Melbourne? If you are thinking about renting a motorhome or a campervan in Melbourne, read on. We give you an overview of prices and different rental companies available as well as a few itinerary ideas.

Rental motorhome price comparison

When renting a vehicle in Melbourne or in any other city in Australia, we advise you to use a price comparison website. This way you can compare all types of vehicles available and book directly online at no additional cost. It will definitely save you a lot of time because you don’t have to compare all offers individually. In addition, you often get better rates on these websites because they offer discounts.

 

Motorhome rental agencies in Melbourne

There are a plethora of motorhome rental companies in Melbourne. Best known are the biggest companies, which you find in any other Australian town. Overall, these agencies offer the same type of service at relatively similar prices.

These are the main campervan and motorhome rental agencies:

– Apollo Campervans
– Britz
– Jucy Rentals
– Travellers Autobarn
– Let’s Go Motorhomes
– Cruisin’ Motorhomes

Note: These companies generally offer several sub-brands (divided by price range). For example, the brand Cheapa Campa belongs to Apollo. The brand Mighty belongs to Britz. So don’t be surprised if you find different brand logos on their websites.

 

Where about in Melbourne are motorhome rental agencies located?

Motorhome rental companies are rarely located in the city center. Instead, most of them are based in the suburbs of big cities and near the airport. However, they are not accessible on foot from the airport. You need to take a taxi or use a shuttle to get there.
As a matter of fact, the privileged locations at the airport are reserved for car rental agencies.

Here are the locations of the main rental agencies in Melbourne:

 

Rental Prices

Motorhome rental prices in Melbourne or in any other big city in Australia vary a lot. One day you would pay AUD 80, and another day AUD 200 per day for the same vehicle. The average is usually about AUD 100. There are a few factors to consider when talking about rental prices. The main ones are:

– Vehicle model (size / options / number of seats)
– Age, range of the vehicle
– Season
– Duration of the rental
– Booking in advance

Here are a few examples:

1. Rent a 2-seater motorhome in Melbourne:

– 2-week rental
– in January (peak season)
– Booked 3 months in advance
– Entry-level vehicle (3 to 5 years old)

Price: About AUD 200 / day, about AUD 2800 in total (without insurance or extras)

2. Rent a 2-seater motorhome in Melbourne:

– 4-week rental
– in May (off season)
– Booked 3 months in advance
– Entry-level vehicle (3 to 5 years old)

Price: About AUD 90 / day, or about AUD 2600 in total

 

How to find a cheap motorhome in Melbourne?

– Use a price comparison website
– Book well in advance
– Choose entry-level vehicles (older models)
– Rent for longer than 14 days. The longer you rent, the lower the daily rates. If you plan to travel to a few areas, it is better to rent once for a longer period than to rent a couple of times for short periods.
– Take insurance into consideration when you’re budgeting because it can be quite expensive


 

Visit Melbourne and surroundings

Melbourne

To visit the city center, it is best to walk or use public transport. Like in all big cities, it is difficult to drive in the city center if you’re not familiar with the place. Furthermore, parking spots are difficult to find and parking fees are pretty expensive.

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More information on Melbourne:

Melbourne Travel Tips & deals
2 Days in Melbourne – What to do?

Best things to do around Melbourne

LESS THAN 30 MINUTES FROM MELBOURNE

– St Kilda

St Kilda is located on the outskirts of Melbourne. This area is famous for many attractions, its artistic and cultural flair, and the beach.

– Organ Pipes National Park

This park is known for basalt columns that resemble organ pipes in large cathedrals. This impressive natural sight is accessible by car from Melbourne (about twenty kilometers).

1H TO 2H FROM MELBOURNE

– Yarra Valley

The Yarra region is a perfect getaway for gourmets. Taste the famous wines of the region and enjoy amazing food. The perfect combination for your taste buds!

– Mornington Peninsula

About an hour from Melbourne, this peninsula offers beautiful beaches and lots of activities: wildlife watching (dolphins, sea lions), hiking, diving, surfing, horse riding and more.

– Philip Island

Located 140 km southeast of Melbourne, Philip Island is a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge. Nicknamed the Penguin Island, it is famous for hosting a penguin parade at dusk.

– Lysterfield Park

Located one hour from Melbourne, this park offers a large number of activities: hiking, biking, barbecue. In the lake, you are even allowed to go swimming and do water sports (surfing, canoeing, pedal boating and sailing).

MORE THAN 2H FROM MELBOURNE

– Wilson Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory is a peninsula located about 200 km southeast of Melbourne. This national park covers 50,000 hectares of wild coastal nature on the very southern tip of mainland Australia. Hiking fans follow trails across deserted beaches, eucalyptus forests, moors, marshes, and mountain peaks.

– Great Otway National Park

About 3 hours from Melbourne, you find sandy beaches, beautiful cliffs, forests, lakes, and waterfalls.

– Grampians National Park

With sandstone, beautiful wildflowers and many hiking trails, this is the place for nature lovers. Also called Gariwerd by the traditional land owners, the area is known for a number of rock art sites.

– Great Ocean Road

Icon of the state of Victoria, the Great Ocean Road is one of the most beautiful roads in the world. You can admire breathtaking rock formations along the ocean. Incredible moments await you!

More information: The Great Ocean Road in 3 days

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Road Trip Itineraries from Melbourne

MELBOURNE – ADELAIDE

On this 1000-km route, you will drive on the beautiful Great Ocean Road. But there’s more to see:

– Grampians National Park
– Coorong National Park
– McLaren Vale
– Kangaroo Island

Time frame: about 10 days

MELBOURNE – SYDNEY

This route on the southeast coast of Australia is more than 1000 km long. Along the way, visit these places:

– Philip Island
– Mornington Peninsula
– Wilsons Promontary
– Lake Entrance
– Jervis Bay

Time frame: 1 week

More information: Melbourne to Sydney Itinerary

 

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