Popular Campervans in Alice Springs

Maui Platinum Beach

Maui

Platinum Beach

4 adults

Toilet

Shower

Automatic

Apollo Euro Deluxe 6

Apollo

Euro Deluxe 6

6 adults

Toilet

Shower

Automatic

Britz 2-Berth Hitop

Britz

2-Berth Hitop

2 adults

Automatic

Maui Spirit 2 T/S Ultima

Maui

Spirit 2 T/S Ultima

2 adults

Toilet

Shower

Automatic

Apollo Trailfinder Camper

Apollo

Trailfinder 4WD Camper

2 adults

Solar bag only

Manual

Apollo Endeavour 2-4 Berth

Apollo

Endeavour 2-4 Berth

2 adults 2 children

Automatic

Britz 3-4 Berth Voyager

Britz

3-4 Berth Voyager

4 adults

Automatic

Cheapa Campa 4WD Camper

Cheapa Campa

4WD Camper

2 adults

Solar bag only

Manual

Cheapa Campa Cheapa Trailfinder

Cheapa Campa

Cheapa Trailfinder 4x4

2 adults

Solar bag only

Manual

Cheapa Campa Cheapa Endeavour

Cheapa Campa

Cheapa Endeavour

2 adults 2 children

Automatic

Mighty 4-Berth Doubledown

Mighty

4-Berth Doubledown

4 adults

Automatic

Britz Outback 4WD

Britz

Outback 4WD Camper

5 adults

Automatic

Not all vehicles may be available. Use the search tool to check availability for your travel dates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any restrictions when travelling through central Australia in a motorhome?

Can additional drivers be added to the RV rental agreement?

Can I rent an RV at Alice Springs airport?

Are caravan or holiday parks available around Alice Springs and in the outback?

Can I rent an RV if I’m under 21 years old?

Do I have to pay a bond (security deposit) when renting my vehicle?

What happens if I cancel my booking?

What kind of license do I need to drive an RV in Australia?

Are there any restrictions when travelling through central Australia in a motorhome?

Generally, rental campers may only be driven on paved roads. Different restrictions may apply to 4WD vehicles, and written permission must often be obtained before taking your 4WD camper off-road. Many roads around Alice Springs and Central Australia are paved, including roads to some of the major tourist attractions, and are suitable for all vehicle types.

Note the following information regarding specific areas:

  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Accessible via paved road; suitable for all campers
  • Mereenie Loop – Access for 4WD vehicles only; written permission is usually required from the rental company
  • West MacDonnell National Park – Most roads paved; suitable for most campers
  • Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) – Roads are paved; suitable for all vehicles
  • Alice Springs Desert Park – Road to the entrance is paved; suitable for all vehicles

Can additional drivers be added to the RV rental agreement?

Yes, it’s standard for most RV rental companies to allow an additional driver. This driver and any others must be named on the rental agreement and there may be a nominal fee.

Additional drivers must also hold an appropriate driver’s license and must meet driver age requirements.

Can I rent an RV at Alice Springs airport?

While there are no RV rentals directly in the terminal at Alice Springs airport, there are several rental companies within 2km to 19km away.

The depots are easily accessible by taxi or public transport.

Are caravan or holiday parks available around Alice Springs and in the outback?

Yes, many options are available. Some popular choices include Ayers Rock Campground (close to Uluru), Alice Springs Tourist Park, and the BIG4 MacDonnell Range.

Can I rent an RV if I’m under 21 years old?

Most campervan rental companies in Australia require the driver to be 21 years of age or older to rent from their full range of vehicles.

Some companies will rent to drivers between 18-21, but only certain models may be available. A couple of companies have higher age requirements - 23 (Leisure Rent) and 24 (Captain Billy’s). Enter the driver’s age into our search tool and we will filter available vehicles to match.

For young drivers, additional insurance may be required and special conditions may apply.

Do I have to pay a bond (security deposit) when renting my vehicle?

When renting a vehicle, it is standard to be charged a bond (security deposit), also known as ‘excess’, which is the amount the renter is liable to cover in the event of an accident or damage to the vehicle. The bond amount fluctuates based on the insurance package selected at the time of rental and is charged and debited on the renters’ credit or debit card.

What happens if I cancel my booking?

Terms and conditions vary by rental company, however, most companies do not charge a fee if the cancellation is made 3 months prior to pick up (including Maui, Britz, Apollo, Cheapa Campa, StarRV, Hippie, & Mighty). The closer the date to picking up the vehicle, the higher the cancellation fee will generally be.

Deposit amounts may not be refundable.

With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting many travelers plans in 2020, many suppliers have updated their cancellation policies.

To cancel a booking contact our friendly support team via the Support Page.

What kind of license do I need to drive an RV in Australia?

All drivers must have a current and full driver’s license to rent a vehicle. Foreign licenses are acceptable if they are in English or accompanied by an accredited English translation, otherwise, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.

Brands

Popular RV Rental Brands

Apollo

One of the larger motorhome rental companies, Apollo has been operating since 1985 and is well known in the RV rental community. Apollo vehicles are available in multiple locations around the world. An Apollo motorhome is generally less than 3 years old. The company has a wide variety of vehicles, from smaller vans to larger luxury motorhomes.

Britz

Britz is one of the larger campervan brands, with multiple rental centers in different countries and a wide selection of vehicles. Britz maintains a fleet of newer vehicles, with campervans generally being less than 3 years old. Britz is part of the THL group, which also includes Maui, Mighty Campers, and other international motorhome rental brands.

Cheapa Campa

Cheapa Campa is part of the Apollo group and rents vehicles that are considered too old to be part of the main Apollo brand. Cheapa remains a very popular choice and is available practically everywhere Apollo is. It offers slightly older, quality campers at a lower price.

Maui

Maui is another well-known motorhome rental brand that is part of the THL group (Britz, Mighty, and other international brands). Maui specializes in larger luxury motorhomes, with all its vehicles being less than 2 years old. A Maui campervan is often a good choice for larger groups and those looking for a comfortable road trip vacation.

Mighty

Mighty is another campervan rental brand that is part of the THL motorhome rental group (Britz, Maui, and other international brands). Mighty Rentals has vehicles for groups from 2 to 6. Mighty’s fleet is made up of former Britz and Maui vehicles that are considered too old to fit the main brands. It offers quality older vehicles at a cheaper price.

Attractions

Popular Attractions in and around Alice Springs

Uluru

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone mass in the Northern Territory of Australia. The rock is nearly 1150 feet tall and is considered sacred to the local indigenous people.

The rock is located within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also contains hiking trails and other opportunities for outdoor activities.

Desert Park

Billed as a combination of botanic gardens, zoo, Aboriginal cultural center, and environmental conservation institute, the Alice Springs Desert Park is often a ‘first stop’ in town and, as such, provides an excellent overview of this unique environment.

Four miles out of the town center, the park contains three large walk-through desert habitats along a one-mile trail: Desert Rivers, Sand Country, and Woodlands. There’s also the largest Nocturnal House in the Southern Hemisphere and a nature theatre, known for interactive Birds of Prey shows.

Reptile Center

Since the year 2000, home to the largest collection of reptiles in the Northern Territory, the Alice Springs Reptile Center is the place to go to learn first-hand about these iconic Australian creatures, most of which are indigenous to the immediate area.

100 animals from over 30 species can be found in the Center, including goannas, Thorny Devils, many varieties of the world’s most venomous snakes, and a cave of geckos. 10-feet-long Terry the saltwater crocodile is a favorite, though he’s actually from the wetter Darwin area.