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Campervan & Motorhome Hire in Sydney

Campervan & Motorhome Hire in Sydney

Are you planning a road trip to or from Sydney? In this article, we share valuable information for travellers wanting to hire a motorhome in Sydney. Have a look at the different rental companies and a few itinerary ideas in and around Sydney.

Campervan & Motorhome Rental Comparison Tool

For motorhome rental in Sydney or any other city in Australia, the easiest way to get an idea of prices is to use a price comparison website such as Motorhome Republic. This will allow you to see all types of vehicles and book your vehicle at the best price. This is much quicker than going to each rental company’s website to compare prices yourself – and you can often get better rates using discounts offered by comparison sites.

Choosing a rental company

There are a number of rental agencies in Sydney. The most popular ones are the same companies you find in any other Australian city. Overall, they offer the same type of service at fairly similar rates.

The main motorhome rental agencies are:

  • Britz
  • Apollo Campervans
  • Traveller’s Autobarn (you can get a 5% discount by clicking here)
  • Jucy Rentals
  • Let’s Go Motorhomes
  • Cruisin’ Motorhomes

Note: These companies generally offer several brands (divided by range). For example, the brand Cheapa Campa belongs to Apollo, and Mighty to Britz, so don’t be surprised if you see different logos on the vehicle.

Where are rental companies located in Sydney?

Motorhome rental companies usually aren’t based in the city center, but rather in the suburbs and in the vicinity of the airport, where most car rental agencies are located too. However, as they aren’t accessible on foot from the airport, you will need to take a taxi or use a shuttle.

This is where motorhome rental companies are located in Sydney:

How much does it cost to hire a Motorhome in Sydney

Motorhome rental prices in Sydney vary. One day you might pay $80/day and another time $200 for the same vehicle. The average is usually around $100. Other influencing factors also play a role in determining the price of your rental:

  • Type of model (size/number of seats)
  • Age: a newer model will be more expensive than an older one
  • Season: Motorhomes are better insulated than vans if you are looking to rent in winter. Also – check if the heating in the vehicle works!
  • Duration of the rental
  • How far in advance you are booking
  • If there is a kitchen inside or at the back of the vehicle
  • Budget: A motorhome requires a larger budget than a van, for example.
  • How comfortable do you want to be? Might it be more comfortable sleeping in a motorhome than in a van?

Price examples

Here are a couple of examples of pricing options of different vans and seasons so you get an idea:

Example 1

  • 2-week rental
  • in December (high season)
  • Booked 6 months in advance
  • Toilet and shower on board
  • Entry-level vehicle (3 to 5 years old)

Price: About $200/day, about $ 2700 in total (without insurance or extras)

Example 2

  • 4-week rental
  • in June (low season)
  • Booked 3 months in advance
  • No toilet or shower on board
  • Entry-level vehicle (3 to 5 years old)

Price: About $115/ day, or about $3460 for 4 weeks (without insurance or extras)

Example 3

  • 4-week rental
  • in January (high season)
  • Booked 8 months in advance
  • Toilet and shower on board
  • Entry-level vehicle (3 to 5 years old)

Price: About $200/day, or about $7000 for 4 weeks (without insurance or extras)

Example 4

  • 4-week rental
  • in January (high season)
  • Booked 8 months in advance
  • No toilet or shower on board
  • Entry-level vehicle (3 to 5 years old)

Price: About $120/day, or about $3700 for 4 weeks (without insurance or extras)

Tips for renting a cheap motorhome in Sydney

  • Book well in advance
  • Use a price comparison website
  • Choose entry-level vehicles
  • Rent for more than 14 days. Daily rates decrease with the length of stay. If you plan to visit more than one area, you’re generally better off renting for a longer period instead of for two shorter ones.
  • Remember to factor in insurance costs. Since insurance can be expensive, the end price quickly goes up if you forget to include these in your original budget.

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Visiting Sydney and surrounding areas


We recommend visiting the Sydney city center on foot or using public transport because it can be difficult to drive around the busy city. Parking fees are also extremely high, plus it is often difficult to find a free parking spot.

More information: 48 hours in Sydney – What to do


Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is about 30 minutes north of Sydney at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River. The park offers an interesting mix of Aboriginal history and beautiful scenery.

Royal National Park
Located about 30 minutes south of Sydney, the Royal National Park is a beautiful seaside nature park. If the tide permits it, you can see the famous Figure Eight Pools.

Featherdale Wildlife park
Located about 30 minutes from Sydney, Featherdale Wildlife Park has the largest collection of Australian animals in the world. Smaller than the Taronga Zoo, it offers close proximity to animals.


Southern Highlands
The Southern Highlands is an area about an hour and a half south of Sydney. Among the many places to visit, you’ll find vineyards, caves, national parks as well as a ghost town. This town, called the city of Joadja, used to be a mining town abandoned in the early twentieth century.

Blue Mountains
Located about 1h30 west of Sydney, the Blues Mountains are a must-see in this area. They owe their name to the seemingly bluish mist emanating from the Eucalyptus trees. The park has an area of ​​1436km², so you won’t be bored!

Jenolan Cellars
Situated in the Blue Mountains, they are one of the world’s most spectacular cave formations.

Morrisset Park
The park is located 2 hours from Sydney and famous for its abundance of kangaroos.

Hunter Valley
The oldest wine region in Australia, Hunter Valley is only 2 hours from Sydney. The region is home to more than 150 wine cellars!

Port Stephens
Port Stephens is a large bay located about 2 hours north of Sydney.

Motorhome hire in Sydney blue mountains


Although much less known than Sydney or Melbourne, Canberra is the capital of Australia. It is located 3 hours from Sydney.

Jervis Bay
With turquoise waters and fine sand, the beaches of Jervis Bay are among the most beautiful in Australia. The bay is surrounded by the Booderee National Park, a great place to explore. Also in walking distance is Hyams Beach, which officially has the whitest sand in the world!

Itinerary Road Trip from Sydney


On this 1,000-km roadtrip, you can explore many popular spots along the way such as:

  • Port Stephens
  • Coffs Harbor
  • Port Macquarie, and its Koala Hospital
  • Byron Bay, a typical surf town
  • The Gold Coast

Time: 1 week


This is probably the most popular route to travel along the east coast of Australia. On more than 2,500km, you see superb beaches, national parks, and the Great Barrier Reef.

Time: 3 weeks

More information: Best spots to see on the east coast of Australia


This route on the southeast coast of Australia is more than 1,000km. On the way, make sure to stop at the these spots:

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

Time: 1 week

More information: Melbourne to Sydney – Itinerary

Our tips for driving in Australia

Australia’s roads are well maintained, mostly tarmac. Driving in Australia is very pleasant. However, here are some tips for a smooth ride:

  • Luckily for UK drivers, driving is on the left hand side of the road, just like home.
  • Overtaking is done from the right.
  • Speed limits are strict and controlled. In general 110 km/h on main or rural roads and 50 km/h in built up areas. If in doubt, refer to the road signs.
  • For those over 21 years old, the authorised blood alcohol limit is 0.5 g/l.

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