Looking for a cheap campervan? Compare over 20 motorhome rental companies in Adelaide. Find luxury motorhomes, budget campervans and rugged 4WD campers, all within a short distance of Adelaide Airport. Use our comparison to find great motrohome deals for you South Australian road trip adventure.
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Free camping is only permitted at designated areas, and overnight parking is generally prohibited.
Some popular campsites in Adelaide include Brighton Caravan Park, Discovery Parks Adelaide Beachfront and Levi Park Caravan Park.
Adelaide is a great base for a campervan holiday, with many road trip destinations to explore in South Australia:
All drivers must have a current and full driver’s licence to hire a vehicle. Foreign licences are acceptable if they are in English or accompanied by an accredited English translation. Otherwise, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.
Yes, while most rental companies restrict travel on unsealed roads, an exception is often made for well-maintained, recognized roads on Kangaroo Island for both 2WD and 4WD campers.
In order to get to Kangaroo Island, you will need to book a ferry; please note that this is the responsibility of the renter. Check with your rental supplier to see if any further restrictions apply.
Yes, generally unlimited kilometres are included for standard vehicle rentals in Australia. Limits are placed on some types of vehicles, e.g. 4x4 campers. The comparison tool will show you whether your preferred vehicle has unlimited or restricted kilometres.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
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While there are only car rental desks directly at Adelaide Airport (ADL), there are several campervan rental companies within 1–10 km (0.5–6 miles). Britz, Maui and Mighty Campers are within walking distance from the main terminal.
Most campervan rentals in Adelaide cost between $45-$200 per day (when all fees are included). The average cost for hiring a motorhome in Adelaide in 2020 was $131 per day. Rental rates vary depending on the size, age and features of the vehicle. The booking length, time of year and intended drop-off point can have an impact as well.
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The cheapest months for hiring a campervan in Adelaide are usually May and June. February, March and April are usually also reasonably priced with the summer months from October-January being most expensive.
The best things you can do to lower the price of your rental are:
One of the larger motorhome rental suppliers, Apollo has been operating since 1985 and is well known among 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.
An Australian campervan hire company specialising in budget vehicles, all of its vehicles are 2-berths and are generally older. Awesome Campers is popular with the backpacker community and those looking for a low-cost getaway.
Britz is one of the larger campervan brands, with multiple depots 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 hire brands.
A family-owned campervan rental company catering for groups of 2–4, Calypso’s fleet generally consists of older vehicles. Calypso is popular with those looking for a budget holiday and has depots along the East Coast and in Adelaide.
Camperman is a motorhome hire company with multiple locations in Queensland as well as depots in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. It offers a range of fairly priced vehicles and allows drivers under 21 to rent.
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.
A popular campervan rental company operating in New Zealand, Australia and USA, Jucy offers smaller campervans (2-berth and 4-berth) and will rent to drivers over 18. While not extremely cheap, Jucy still offers reasonably attractive prices for the budget traveller.
Maui is another well-known NZ motorhome hire brand that is part of the THL group (Britz, Mighty and other international brands). Maui specialises 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 holiday.
Mighty is another campervan hire 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 camper fleet is made up of ex Britz and Maui vehicles that are considered too old to fit the main brands. It offers quality older vehicles at a cheaper price.
Another of Australia's famous wine regions, the Barossa Valley is located in northeast Adelaide in South Australia. The region is home to many award-winning wineries, with tours and tastings available. There are also many opportunities for outdoor activities, including cycling and hiking through the Barossa conservation parks.
Twenty minutes outside the CBD, Cleland Wildlife Park within the Cleland Conservation Park is an oasis of natural bushland in the Adelaide Hills.
The park promotes experiences to cuddle koalas, feed kangaroos, and interact with 130 species, many of which are free-roaming. Nearby, are Mt Lofty and Waterfall Gully, both of which are convenient and rewarding getaways from the city into nature.
In Colonel William Light’s 1836 Plan of the City of Adelaide, North Terrace formed the northern boundary of ‘South Adelaide’; today, North Terrace is one of four terraces that bound the CBD and anchors a collection of institutions, that comprise a rich cultural precinct.
North Terrace is home to the Holy Trinity Church, the Adelaide Railway Station, Old Parliament, present-day Parliament, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the State Library, the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, the Southern Australian Museum, Government House, various war memorials, and the Ayers House mansion.
At the exact centre of Adelaide’s core one-mile grid lies Victoria Square, home of many public institutions, as well as the State Survey Mark – the reference point for all landmarks within South Australia.
Adjacent to this recently renovated public plaza, lies the Adelaide Central Market, the oldest fresh produce market in Australia (established in 1869) and the largest undercover market in the Southern Hemisphere.