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Most rental suppliers in Australia restrict travel to sealed bitumen roads. Travel off-road on sand and beaches is expressly forbidden, and doing so will void your contract. You will also be liable for any damages incurred while travelling on the beach.
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.
Most campervan rental companies in Australia have vehicle options that allow child seats and booster seats.
While personal child restraints are welcome, they must be compliant with Australian standards.
In most cases, it is the responsibility of the renter to install the child restraint. Not all makes or models are compatible with child seats, so please check before booking if you need to use a child seat.
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 and 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.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
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.
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.
Plenty of 1-day and multi-day cruises are available to explore the spectacular white beaches of the Whitsundays. One of Australia’s most loved and most photographed beaches is Whitehaven beach.
See our blog post A Snapshot of Tropical Queensland for more inspirational photos.
A newly developed beach, as part of the Port of Airlie, Boathaven Beach sits on a newly created peninsula, that bears the name ‘The Beacons’.
Roughly 300 metres from the town centre, the beach consists of 131,000 gallons of soft white sand and is the area’s first truly all-tide beach. The adjacent marina contains shops and eateries, and views extend out to the Coral Sea Islands. The Boathaven Spa Resort is also nearby.
A hidden gem, halfway between Airlie Beach and Proserpine, Cedar Creek Falls is a popular year-round swimming hole, set within a natural rock amphitheatre and surrounded by towering white cedar trees.
Most impressive after a downpour, the area is abundant in both plant and animal life, including Alexandra palms, wild orchids, lizards, birds, and butterflies – sometimes wild turtles will even join your swim.
The waterhole is an easy walk from the parking area and there are further bush walks, including to the top of the falls, where a beautiful view awaits.