Several campervan hire companies operate on the Gold Coast, most within a short distance of Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta Airport). Compare prices and availability using our tool. An even broader range of motorhome rental suppliers can be found in Brisbane.
Not all vehicles may be available. Use the search tool to check availability for your travel dates.
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, most companies allow travel to North Stradbroke, as the roads there are sealed bitumen.
You will need to take a ferry to get across; please note that organising this is the responsibility of the renter. 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.
While the Gold Coast offers many attractions itself, including several theme parks, whale-watching tours, a string of beautiful beaches and lively Surfers Paradise, it’s also a great place to start a road trip exploring Australia’s East Coast.
Popular one-way campervan holiday routes include:
There are plenty of campgrounds and caravan parks on the Gold Coast. Some popular choices include BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, Broadwater Tourist Park and Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
Most campervan rentals on the Gold Coast cost between $50-$175 per day (when all fees are included). The average cost for hiring a motorhome on the Gold Coast in 2020 was $105 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.
Use our comparison tool to get specific quotes for your travel plans from multiple brands in a matter of seconds.
The cheapest months for hiring a campervan on the Gold Coast are in the shoulder season: February and March, May and June as well as September and October.
The best things you can do to lower the price of your rental are:
There are no campervan rental companies based within the terminal at Gold Coast Airport (previously Coolangatta Airport). However, most depots are just a short drive away.
Some companies may offer a free shuttle with your rental, for the others the depots are accessible by public transport or Uber.
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.
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.
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.
Located just a short distance from Gold Coast City in the Hinterland is Springbrook National Park. The park is a great place to see beautiful rainforest scenery and stunning waterfalls. There are also opportunities for camping, making it a perfect stop on your road trip throughout Queensland.
Located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Surfers Paradise is a seaside neighbourhood famous for its beaches, skyscrapers and lively nightlife. The area is home to many of the Gold Coast's best restaurants and cafes, with many of the high-rise buildings offering spectacular views of the surrounding seaside.
The Gold Coast is home to some of Australia's best theme parks. Just a short distance from each other, you’ll find Warner Brothers Movie World, Dreamworld and Seaworld as well as two water parks: Wet and Wild and White Water World. The companies offer multiday passes, giving you the opportunity to visit multiple parks over a few days.
Every year between May and November, whales migrate along the east coast of Australia. The Gold Coast is a popular place to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Many companies offer guided tours or cruises.