Not all vehicles may be available. Use the search tool to check availability for your travel dates.
Generally rental campers may only be driven on sealed roads. Different restrictions may apply to 4WD vehicles, and often written permission must be obtained before taking your 4WD camper off-road. Many roads around Alice Springs and Central Australia are sealed, including roads to some of the major tourist attractions, and are suitable for all vehicle types.
Note the following information regarding specific areas:
Yes, it’s standard for most campervan 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 licence and must meet driver age requirements.
While there are no campervan rentals directly in the terminal at Alice Springs Airport, there are several campervan rental companies within 2–19 km (1-12 miles).
The depots are easily accessible by taxi or public transport.
Yes, many options are available. Some popular choices include the Ayers Rock Campground (close to Uluru), Alice Springs Tourist Park and the BIG4 MacDonnell Range.
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.
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.
Terms and conditions vary by rental company; however, most companies do not charge a fee if the cancellation is made three months prior to pickup (including Maui, Britz, Apollo, Cheapa Campa, StarRV, Hippie and 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 travellers’ plans in 2020, many suppliers have updated their cancellation policies.
To cancel a booking, contact our friendly support team via the Support Page.
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.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
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.
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.
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 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.
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone mass in the Northern Territory of Australia. The rock is nearly 350m 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.
Billed as a combination of botanic gardens, zoo, Aboriginal cultural centre, 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 centre, 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.
Since the year 2000, home to the largest collection of reptiles in the Northern Territory, the Alice Springs Reptile Centre 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 Centre, including goannas, Thorny Devils, many varieties of the world’s most venomous snakes, and a cave of geckos. 3.3-metre-long Terry the saltwater crocodile is a favourite, though he’s actually from the wetter Darwin area.