Several campervan hire companies operate on the Gold Coast. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
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.