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Driveabout Campers

We may be budget but our campervans are 100% mechanically sound modern camper travellers and with an Australia wide repair network and 24hr 7 days a week breakdown service, you can travel with peace of mind.

All our campervans are fully serviced and maintained to the highest standard at our own fully equipped modern workshop. We have over 60 years experience in the automotive industry and can supply you with a safe reliable campervan to travel Australia in.

All our campervans are fitted out with exceptional inclusions and camperbility that you would not expect to find in cheap campervan rentals these days, and all at no extra cost, so check out the inclusions - we offer free direct airport pick up and return to our base on the beautiful Gold Coast of Queensland, a stone's throw from Byron Bay the ultimate campervan backpackers' heaven.

Transfers direct to and from Byron Bay are available and are free on longer term hires.

Transfers direct to and from Brisbane airport can be arranged and are free on longer term rentals. Door to door pick ups are available inside these regions just ask us.

Cairns pick up or drop off are by arrangement only and will depend on your campervan hire term.

Ventures outside the east coast are permitted but all campervans must be returned to the east coast.

And we will endeavour to get you going on your trip of a lifetime or just a relaxing weekend away soaking up the sun on one of Australia's beautiful beaches.



Reviews


Our trip to North Queensland
Branch: Cairns
Vehicle: 5 Seater Compact Motorhome
By Tony
Pick Up Procedure / Service    
Overall Rating:    
Got picked up from airport and at the branch they showed us the details of how to use the campervan etc. After receiving some brochures and discount vouchers we started to travel around. The airco...
Our trip to North Queensland
Branch: Cairns
Vehicle: 2 Seater Compact Motorhome
By Tony
Pick Up Procedure / Service    
Overall Rating:    
Got picked up from airport and at the branch they showed us the details of how to use the campervan etc. After receiving some brochures and discount vouchers we started to travel around. The airco...
awsome top first experience trip
Branch: Gold Coast
Vehicle: Super Camper
By Maria dirven
Pick Up Procedure / Service   
Overall Rating:    
This was our first experience in a camper and we sssooooo much enjoyed it!! We must say the weather was great, but to have your house on wheels with you is so amazingly convenient. So flexible and...
Experience of a life time
Branch: Sydney
Vehicle: Super Camper
By Lorna
Pick Up Procedure / Service     
Overall Rating:     
I went to Australia with my partner John last October and rented the campervan to explore as much of the wonderful country as we could. The campervan rental totally added to that. The pick up...

There are currently no terms and conditions for travel during this period. If your rental is during these travel dates, new terms and conditions may apply. Please contact us before booking.

Driveabout Campers Insurance

Bond Deposit/Vehicle Excess
A bond is required on all vehicles at time of collection. This is determined by the excess reduction option. Your security bond can be paid by credit card or (cash - Gold Coast branch only). The credit card holder must be present and able to sign for the vehicle security bond upon vehicle collection. The cardholder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle. The security bond is fully refundable provided the vehicle is returned on time, undamaged, in clean order, with the correct amount of fuel and to the right location. Failure to return the vehicle clean and all items listed on the signed form, undamaged or without the correct fuel level or to the wrong location will incur a fee which will be advised upon return of the vehicle. Where there is a pick up offsite the bond must be prepaid.

In the event of an accident in which you are not at fault, we will hold your bond until the 3rd party agrees to pay our costs. Once these costs are met we will refund to you your bond less admin fees and expenses, and loss of rental.

Where a higher bond is utilised the insurance excess portion is refunded (where applicable) and the renter must submit a letter of demand for the remaining bond portion to the 3rd party.

Where we are unable to recover costs then it is the renter who is responsible to recover the excess money from the third party. Please note some insurance claims can take months or even years to resolve.

Vehicle Excess
The renter is responsible for the excess of the cost of damage to their rented vehicle or third party property, including: towing, recovery costs, theft, fire, break-in or vandalism. This also includes the cost of the daily rentals for the period the vehicle is off road for accident repairs. The excess is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident report is completed, not at the completion of the rental. The excess will be refunded is we are successful in recovering all the cost of the damages from the third party. Please note that insurance claims can take months to resolve. The excess applies in respect of each claim, not rental. All damage covered is forfeited if the terms and conditions of the rental agreement are breached.

Insurance options
Drivers 21 years and over
  Cost Per Day Bond Liability Glass and Tyre Protection
Standard Liability Included AU$2,500 AU$2,500 Not included
Liability Reduction
Option 1
AU$17 AU$900 AU$900 Not included
Liability Reduction
Option 2
AU$33
(max charge $1400)
AU$200 AU$0 Included


Please note
All standard bonds for all age groups are charged to your credit card.  All option 1 and 2 bond and excess is a credit card swipe only.

Option 2 for all drivers and age groups includes 2 tyre replacements and unlimited punctures, 1 windscreen and unlimited chips up to 1 windscreen replacement accidental damage up to $300 in total claims (an example: if you accidently damage the fridge door and the cost of repairs was $150, then there would be no charge to you the renter).
Note: this does not cover lost or stolen items, no administration fees for traffic infringements, overhead and undercarriage damage cover.

All insurance cover will be made void if any of the following are breached:
Items 1:

  • Submersion in water
  • Contact with Salt Water
  • Creek or river crossings
  • Driving through flooded areas
  • Beach driving

Items not covered

  • Personal belongings are not covered. We recommend the renter does not leave valuables in the vehicle and should take out personal insurance.
  • Breach of Rental Agreements terms. The renter will be responsible for the total cost any damage. This will include any damage caused by wilful conduct eg: sitting or standing on the bonnet or roof of the vehicle
  • Bogged vehicles - The renter will be responsible for the cost to retrieve or recover a vehicle which has become bogged
  • Incorrect use of fuel - The renter will be responsible for any associated cost if fuel is used incorrectly (fuel being diesel or petrol). Includes any associated costs related to the incident
  • Under body damage or overhead damage, regardless of excess package taken if caused by items 1.
  • The cost to replace keys which have become lost or retrieval of keys which have been locked in a vehicle
  • Any damage caused by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and excess of $2,500.00 will apply regardless of bond option taken
  • The vehicle rented may only be used to legally carry the amount of passengers allowed. If more passengers are carried than allowed, Driveabout Campers does not accept any responsibility
  • Drivers not identified on the rental agreement and/or drivers that do not have a current open licence
  • The carrying of illegal or dangerous goods.
The renter is responsible for any recovery costs incurred through negligence regardless of the insurance excess.  Driveabout Campers cannot be held responsible for any breakdowns.


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