Compare campervan hire in Launceston

Looking for a cheap campervan rental? Compare a range of budget campers and luxury motorhomes in Tasmania. Most campervan rental companies in Launceston are within a few kilometres from Launceston Airport.

Popular Campervans in Launceston

Bargain 2-Berth Escape

Bargain

2-Berth Escape

2 adults

Toilet

Shower

Automatic

Leisure Rent 4-Berth 2019

Leisure Rent

4-Berth 2019

4 adults

Toilet

Shower

Automatic

Leisure Rent 4-Berth HiTop

Leisure Rent

4-Berth HiTop

2 adults 2 children

Automatic

Bargain 2-3 Berth

Bargain

2-3 Berth

3 adults

Manual

Bargain 2-4 Berth Endeavour

Bargain

2-4 Berth Endeavour

4 adults

Automatic

Not all vehicles may be available. Use the search tool to check availability for your travel dates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a campervan be fitted with a bike rack?

Is it better to hire a motorhome in Launceston or in Hobart?

Are one-way rentals possible in Tasmania?

Can additional drivers be added to the campervan rental agreement?

Do I have to pay a bond (security deposit) when renting my vehicle?

What happens if I cancel my booking?

What kind of licence do I need to drive a campervan in Australia?

Is campervan hire with unlimited mileage available?

Can a campervan be fitted with a bike rack?

Not many rental campervans in Australia accommodate a bike rack.

Let’s Go Motorhomes allows and hires bike racks (on motorhomes only), while Jucy allows but does not hire bike racks. There is also the option to store a bike inside a larger motorhome rental from Apollo, Cheapa Campa and Hippie.

It’s worth noting that bikes should be kept in a bag if stored inside, and extra care should be taken when bringing your own bike rack if it is allowed.

Is it better to hire a motorhome in Launceston or in Hobart?

The majority of Tassie motorhome rental companies have their branch located in Hobart, so you'll find a wider selection of rental vehicles available there.

Are one-way rentals possible in Tasmania?

Yes, the most popular route is Hobart to Launceston (or in the opposite direction). Vehicles can also be picked up in Devonport, though the choices there are limited.

Most campervan hire suppliers have their branch located in Hobart, and hence the largest selection of campers is available there. As a result, many travellers decide to do a full circuit of the island, travelling one way along the east coast and the other along the west coast of the island.

This allows you to see many of Tasmania's popular tourist attractions, starting with visitor favourites Mount Wellington and Salamanca Market in Hobart City, through the Tasman Peninsula, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay on the east coast, to Cradle Mountain and the Tamar Valley up north and the Gordon River along the rugged west coast.

Can additional drivers be added to the campervan rental agreement?

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.

Do I have to pay a bond (security deposit) when renting my vehicle?

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.

What happens if I cancel my booking?

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.

What kind of licence do I need to drive a campervan in Australia?

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.

Is campervan hire with unlimited mileage available?

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.

Launceston Airport Campervan Hire

Can I hire a motorhome at Launceston Airport?

There are no campervan rental companies based within the terminal at Launceston Airport (LST). However, most depots are just a short drive away.

The three companies that operate near Launceston Airport all offer a complimentary shuttle service with your rental. Usually, shuttles must be booked in advance.

How can I find the cheapest campervan rental or the best deal?

How can I find the cheapest campervan rental or the best deal?

The best things you can do to lower the price of your rental are:

  • Book early. Prices go up as availability goes down.
  • Be flexible regarding the vehicle type and timing of your rental. Sometimes moving your travel dates by a few days or a couple of weeks can make a big difference in price.
  • Shop around. Use a comparison tool to compare multiple brands and find deals, specials and discounts.

Brands

Popular Camper Rental Brands

Bargain

Bargain Rentals has a wide variety of vehicles available, from 4WDs to larger motorhomes. Bargain Rentals is one of the few companies that has pet-friendly camper options available.

Leisure Rent

Leisure Rent is a new campervan hire company. It operates in Tasmania and offers a fleet of new vehicles (2017–2019) with two models available, a 4-berth campervan and a 4-berth motorhome.

Attractions

Popular Attractions in Launceston

Cataract Gorge

A short five-minute walk from the CBD, Cataract Gorge is Launceston’s own piece of wilderness, with walking tracks on both sides, having been established in the 1890’s.

The South Esk River gushes through the gorge to a confluence with the Tamar River at the 1867 King’s Bridge, a popular overlook. The chairlift at Cataract Gorge is the world’s longest single-span lift and a power station, just a bit upriver, made Launceston the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to be lit by electricity.

On the north shore, is the Cliff Grounds, a landscaped Victorian garden, complete with wandering peacocks and wallabies.

Hollybank Treetops Adventure Park

Fifteen minutes northeast of Launceston’s CBD, Hollybank Treetops offers a three-hour multi-stage zip line through the eucalyptus tree canopy or a two-hour guided Segway excursion along the networks of bush trails through the old and new growth forest.

Tours are conducted with small groups (7-14 people) and must be pre-booked. The newest addition is the Ropes Course that encompasses a total of seventy possible aerial challenges.

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG)

Australia’s largest regional museum is split between two facilities:

  • the railway workshop at Inveresk dates to the 1870’s and houses information and exhibits related to Tasmania’s social and natural history
  • the 1891 Royal Park Art Building on Wellington Street contains ten galleries of Tasmanian art from the colonial time period to the present. Both locations are operated by the Launceston City Council and are an easy 15-20 walk apart.