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Free camping is allowed in Australia; however, it is heavily regulated. Free camping is only allowed at designated sites around the country, and parking overnight is prohibited. If you are caught free camping in a restricted area, you will often receive a hefty fine.
Fortunately, there are plenty of great free or low-cost sites available. The national Parks are popular choices. You can learn which sites are available for each area by checking the national parks website for each state.
You can also park up overnight at certain rest areas. Keep an eye out, as these are usually sign-posted.
A stay at a caravan park will usually cost $20–$60 (AUD), depending on the state and level of facilities available.
If you wish to stay in Brisbane for a while to explore the city, you’ll find several caravan parks and camping sites just a short drive from the city centre. Popular holiday parks include the Brisbane Holiday Village, Galaxy Caravan Park and Brisbane Gateway Resort.
Commonly visited Brisbane attractions include Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, South Bank Parklands and cruises along the Brisbane River.
No, most rental suppliers in Australia list Fraser Island as a restricted area. 4WD campers are also included in this restriction and are not allowed on the island under any circumstances.
Check with your rental supplier for any questions regarding restricted areas.
No, most rental suppliers in Australia list Moreton Island as a restricted area. 4WD campervans are also included in this restriction and are not allowed on Moreton Island under any circumstances. Check with your rental supplier for any questions regarding restricted areas.
Yes, a large number of rental companies allow for one-way rentals. Our comparison tool will show you availability on your preferred route and automatically factor in any one-way fees charged by the campervan hire company.
Most major campervan rental brands in South East Queensland are located in Brisbane.The majority of these have their Brisbane branch located near the airport and do not have a separate Sunshine Coast depot.
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.
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.
Cruisin’ is a campervan hire brand especially well known in Tasmania but currently operates around Australia. It has a wide variety of vehicles available, including 6-berth luxury models. Most of its fleet is relatively new, and a Cruisin’ motorhome often comes with a few extras included. Cruisin’ also operates a lower-cost brand called Go Cheap.
A budget campervan brand with vehicles for 2–5 people, Driveabout is popular with backpackers and those looking for a cheaper alternative. Driveabout offers free airport transfer in many of the top locations. Many of these vehicles are older and come with the basic essentials.
Go Cheap is a motorhome hire brand partnered with Cruisin’ Motorhomes and rents older models considered too old for the main Cruisin’ brand. Because of the vehicles’ older age, Go Cheap can rent these vehicles at a lower price.
Hippie is a budget camper brand that is part of the Apollo Group. It caters to the young traveller and allows drivers under 21. A Hippie camper is a small vehicle with beds for 2–4 people.
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.
An independent Australian campervan hire brand headquartered in Sydney, Kangaroo also has vehicles available in several other cities, including Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. The company is Australian owned and operated, with depots in a variety of locations. A Kangaroo camper is generally older, though various models are available (2-berth to 6-berth).
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.
This is a well-known budget campervan rental brand offering a sleepervan camper. Spaceships are popular with backpackers and smaller groups (2–4) looking to travel on a budget. Spaceships also rent to drivers under 21.
A budget RV rental brand aimed at backpackers, Travellers Autobarn has campervans in multiple international locations. The company offers a wide variety of vehicles, from station wagons to 5-berth family models.
With an opening day of 1982 – just in time for the Commonwealth Games that year – Queen Street Mall is Brisbane’s premier shopping lifestyle precinct. Over 700 retailers make their home along the 500-metre mall, including the flagship stores of many major brands.
The Mall includes six major shopping centres, heritage-listed arcades, numerous eateries, a bowling alley, a cinema, and the Treasury Casino.
Brisbane’s iconic steel cantilever bridge across the Brisbane River is the longest bridge of its type in Australia and was designed, fabricated, and constructed in Australia by Australians.
This heritage-listed fixture of Brisbane’s cityscape opened in 1940 and was briefly a toll bridge (through 1947). Connecting the Northern and Southern suburbs of Fortitude Valley and Kangaroo Point, Story Bridge is a popular attraction in its own right since 2005, especially with the increased popularity of bridge climbs.
Set right on Brisbane River, Lone Pine is fifteen minutes from Brisbane’s CBD and is the oldest and largest koala sanctuary in Australia. 130 koalas make their home at Lone Pine, as well as Tasmanian Devils, snakes, echidnas, wombats, platypuses, and dingoes.
Kangaroos, wallabies, and emus free range and there are opportunities to cuddle, photo, and feed certain animals. Koala talks are held twice daily and there are also several shows with lorikeets, raptors, sheep dogs, and more.
Once titled One Tree Hill, when all was cleared, except a solitary eucalypt tree, a 287-metre-tall Mt Coot-tha has been returned to its original name in 1880, which means “Honey Mountain”.
Mt Coot-tha Reserve includes the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, and the Brisbane Lookout, which overlooks the city, just 3.7 miles below and out to the Moreton Bay islands.
A fixture on Brisbane’s South Bank, just across the Brisbane River from the CBD, the Brisbane Cultural Precinct is comprised of the Queensland Cultural Centre (QCC) as well as other museums, eateries, gardens, and pedestrian areas.
The cultural centre, which contains the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), the State Library, and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, is an architecturally significant example of 1970’s modernism, and several of its buildings are Heritage-listed.