2 Options for Awesome 4WD Self Drive Holidays

4WD camper hire is popular amongst our customers. People love to get “off the beaten track” and experience Australia’s outback. If that sounds good to you, you’ll enjoy these two great hire deals from our website.

Option 1 – 4WD Rental

4WD Camper Rental Australia

4WD Camper Rental Australia

Our late model 4WDs – including the v8 landcruiser and prado – are fully equipped to go off road and come with all the camping gear you need. We supply tents, sleeping gear and more at no extra cost.

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Option 2 – 4WD + Camper Trailer Combo

4WD Rental with Camper Trailer

4WD Rental with Camper Trailer

If you’d rather not sleep in a tent, our camper trailer + 4WD rental combo is great option. You get a comfortable eagle camper trailer with heaps of sleeping room, indoor kitchen, living area and more. This is perfect for families and small groups travelling together. Although there’s pleny of sleeping room in the trailer, we’ll happily supply extra tents for teenagers or singles who need their own sleeping area.

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4WD Camper Rental – Get a Quote

Our easy quote form makes it easy for you to plan your Australian 4WD holiday. SImply request a quote today and our friendly staff will reply quickly – usually within 24 hours. If you’re wondering why we don’t have automatic pricing on the website – it’s because we give the best deals based on the length of your hire. Every quote is custom-made to suit you to ensure you get the best price. So enquire today. We look forward to hearing from you.

4WD + Trailer Combo Rental Deal is Back!

4WD + Camper Trailer Rental Combo

4WD + Camper Trailer Rental Combo

Back by popular demand, we are once again offering the fantastic 4WD + Trailer Combo rental deal. That means you can rent one of our powerful four wheel drive vehicles and tow a fully equipped, super-comfortable camping trailer. It’s fully equipped with all your camping needs – and the best place to sleep on a camping holiday.

About the Eagle Camper Trailers

We’ve  recently added the stunning Eagle Camper trailer to our fleet. We guess they’re called “Eagle” because the bed wings fold out like a bird’s wings.  This maximises the room inside for both sleeping and living. Now you can take the whole family on a 4WD adventure holiday.
Eagle Camper TrailerEagle Camper TrailerSleeps: 6 The Eagle Camper Trailer is a pleasure to tow and very roomy inside. It sleeps up to 6 people – although please note 4WDs seat 5. Click here to see more information about the camper trailer.

Base Camp

One of the best things about renting a 4WD + Trailer combo is the ability to set up a base camp for your holiday. If you’re planning on staying a few days at each destination, this is definitely the way to go. You can make your camp comfortable, before heading out for a day’s activity and off-road adventures in the 4WD. It’s always nice to know you can return at the end of the day to your base camp, without the hassle of re-erecting tents or setting up camp all over again.

Book Your 4WD + Camping Trailer Combo Today!

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Campervan Rental Western Australia

Campervan Rental Western Australia – What to Expect?

Campervan Rental Western Australia

Collecting Supplies – Campervan Rental Western Australia

Are you interested in renting a campervan, but a little nervous about what to expect? If that sounds like you, you’re not alone. Most times, our first-time campervan rental customers are excited and nervous at the same time. They’re excited to try something totally different, but nervous about “roughing it” in the open air.

Is Camping Really “Roughing It”?

In Australia, we often refer to camping as “roughing it”. That’s because you sacrifice some luxuries and live “rough” in bushland for a few days. In most cases, camping involves pitching a tent in the bush with no toilet, shower or running water. If all you have is your tent, then yes camping really is “roughing it”. But our campervan rental in Western Australia, gives you many creature comforts to enjoy.

Campervan Rental Brings Back the Luxury

Renting a campervan gives you the opportunity to “go camping” and explore the great outdoors with all the creature comforts of home. The little things that make life easier include an indoor-bed, storage areas, a cook top, a fridge and more. Some of our “luxury” style campervans even have a shower, toilet and DVD player.

Powering Up

Our luxury campervans supply power to the fridge and microwave, etc. using a dual battery setup that keeps the appliances battery separate from the engine battery. The auxiliary battery charges during driving, so you’ll be able to use the campervan’s electrical equipment when you’re off the beaten track. You can also plug the camper in to the mains power at any properly equipped campsite. You should be aware that most campsites that supply mains power will charge you a fee to stay overnight. The fee will vary a lot depending on the quality and features of the camp site. For example, if the campsite is in a small town you can expect to pay less. If the campsite is in a well known tourist town and has a well known brand (such as Australia’s “Big4″ Holiday Parks) with camper’s kitchen, power, bathrooms, etc., then the fee will be higher.

“The Best Fun Ever!”

Even if you’re an amateur camper, you’ll love travelling in a campervan. Our experienced staff will give you a “tour” of your rental vehicle before you set off on your journey – so you’ll know how everything works. The vans are finished with absolutely everything you need, including cooking utensils, cutlery, pillows, blankets and more. We’re proud to hear our customers say that renting a campervan was “The best fun ever”. And it is fun! WIth campervanr rental in Western Australia, You can travel at your own speed, stopping off to sight-see, take photos and enjoy popular tourist spots – as well as lesser known hideaways.

Book Your Campervan Rental Today

If you’re looking for a unique, fun, totally relaxing break from the norm, you cannot beat campervan rental for exploring Western Australia and beyond. Give our staff a call, or email us, and we’ll be happy to advise on the best vehicle for your needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Self Drive Rental Itineraries from Perth

Self Drive Rental Itineraries from Perth
Spoilt for Choice – Self Drive Rental from Perth

Where to Go?

Today we look at a few ideas and suggested destinations when planning your self drive rental itinerary from Perth. Perth Self Drive Rental campervans and four wheel drives are a fantastic way to see Australia – and although a long holiday allows for more destinations, a shorter self-drive itinerary can be amazing too!

Just a Few Days…

When choosing destinations from Perth, you really are spoilt for choice. If you have only a few days, you can stay in-and-around Perth and still enjoy a satisfying holiday with many experiences. The Swan Valley for example is a mere 20-30 minutes drive from Perth, yet allows you explore stunning wineries, a chocolate factory, animal farms, nature trails and much more. Further North, you can travel through the historical town of New Norcia, before heading further North to see the Pinnacles – and all this can be done in less than one day’s drive if you’re pressed for time. A few days is also enough time to explore Perth’s southern regions, including Fremantle, Busselton, Yallingup and Margaret River. You might even consider including a trip to Rottnest Island, a quick ferry ride from Fremantle.

Longer Self Drive Holidays

If you’re lucky enough to have more time on your hands, you can create a self drive rental itinerary from Perth that takes you right to the top of Western Australia, all the way to Broome and beyond, in the Kimberley region. Alternatively, you can go South. Take the full tour of our gorgeous South West, including Margaret River, Augusta, Denmark and Albany. You can even head inland to the Kalgoorlie mining town.

No matter whether you choose to head North or South, we recommend spending maximum time at each location, rather than racing from stop to stop. Although some travellers try to cram as many destinations as possible into their time frame, this can make your holiday stressful. Instead, allow yourself time to relax and soak up the atmosphere of each new place. The beauty of self-driving is that you’re free to leave when you’re ready. You’re not glued to your next hotel booking!

Summer vs. Winter Travel Itinerary – North vs. South

Many visitors from Europe come to Australia during the European Summer holidays, typically from July to September. This is Australia’s Winter and, although Perth’s Winter is very mild, there can be many cold, rainy days. If you’re seeking a warm holiday during this time, it’s best to make sure your self drive rental itinerary goes North to Broome and the Kimberley region. North Western Australia stays warm during July-September, so you can still enjoy a swim at the beach and soak up the sunshine.

If your self drive holiday is during Australia’s Summer months (December-February), then a South-West journey is highly recommended. Our South West is much cooler than Perth. While Perth in mid-summer might reach a scorching 40 degrees Celsius, our South West will often be ten or more degrees cooler on the same day. You’ll still enjoy warm summer days and beach weather, but the heat won’t be so oppressive.

Perth Self Drive Rental Vehicles

At Campabout Oz, we offer camper vans for travelling on sealed roads, camper trailers which are perfect for families and groups and four wheel drives for off road adventure. Give our office a call, or use our easy contact form, to discover the best vehicle for your Perth-based itinerary. Remember, we have depots for pick up and drop off all over Australia, so talk to us today about your holiday plans.

Australia 4WD Rental – Perth to Broome

Broome WA 4WD Rental Holiday

Cable Beach Broome Cable Beach camels by peterdconroy

As Australia heads into Winter, our customers enjoy seeking the warmer weather up North. Our campervans and Australia 4WD rental offers a fantastic opportunity for you to exlore the coast from Perth to Broome and back again. You can even head further North to Darwin if you’re keen!

As we mentioned in our last post, The WesternAustralia.com Website http://www.westernaustralia.com gives you a wonderfully detailed set of Itineraries for making the most of your journey. This week, we’re sharing their the 7 day Perth to Broome Itinerary. While we think it’s a bit ambitious to squeeze inside 7 days, it can be done. Better yet, why not take your time and stretch it out?

Campervan and 4WD Rental Perth to Broome – a 7 Day Itinerary

WesternAustralia.com's Broome Getaway Itinerary

Duration: 7 days (NOTE: We suggest adding a few extra days to allow plenty of
driving time to and from Broome.) Click here to get the Details of this Trip
- read details about each day of this seven day itinerary by clicking to check
out the website.

As you travel from Perth to Broome, you'll enjoy warm weather and lots of sunshine.
From Australia's Autumn through Winter and Spring (March-November), Broome still
has "beach weather" – with highs of 29 degrees Celcius – despite being the middle
of Winter. The magnificent Cable beach is the perfect destination to escape the
colder weather.

Self-Drive Holiday Perth to Broome

The biggest benefit of taking the trip by rental camper (van or 4WD) is that you won’t need to outlay additional accommodation expenses. By Renting a 4WD or campervan, you’ll be well equipped with camping equipment and everything you need for a self-sufficient, low cost holiday.

Australia 4WD Rental for Perth to Broome Trips

At Campabout OZ, we rent 4WDs and campervans which are suitable for this trip. Our campers are best if you intend to stay on sealed roads. If you want to get off the beaten track and explore some of the North West bushland, a 4WD will do the job nicely.

Perth to Broome is a fantastic self-drive holiday. Give our office a call and we’ll be happy to help you make your plans. We’ll be able to recommend the right vehicle for your needs, supply the equipment you need and suggest ideas for your itinerary. Talk soon!

Australia Camper Rental - Fishing is a favourite South West activity!

Australia Camper Rental - Fishing is a favourite South West activity!

There’s no doubt about it, renting a camper van gives you a fantastic freedom. The fact that you can go anywhere at any time is the key appeal of a driving holiday.  While it’s tempting to hit the open road with no plans, we wouldn’t recommend it.

Instead, we recommend planning an Itinerary. It doesn’t need to be detailed, but should be a basic guide to where you will travel and how long you intend to spend at each destination.

Suggested Itinerary: South-West Forest

Western Australia’s South West corner blends stunning white coastlines and blue ocean on the doorstep of lush, tall forests. It’s gourmet good, world-renown wineries and fine accommodation options make the South West a favourite place for couples seeking a romantic holiday. On the other hand, families and adventure seekers will find a plenty of fun in the South West’s farm stays, caravan parks, fishing spots, hiking trails, limestone caves and other tourist attractions.

http://www.westernaustralia.com provides travellers with beautifully detailed suggesed Itinerarys. As you can see, we’ve included one here so you can see how alluring they are!

WesternAustralia.com’s Southern Forests Itinerary

Duration:   5 days
Distance:   981km / 610miles
Day 1: Perth to Bridgetown – 260km / 162miles
Day 2: Bridgetown to Pemberton – 67km / 42miles
Day 3: Pemberton to Walpole / Denmark – 185km / 115miles
Day 4: Denmark to Albany – 53km / 33miles
Day 5: Albany to Perth – 409km / 258miles

Get the Details of this 5 Day Trip

For more information about each of the days on this five day trip, check out the website. Just remember, you won’t need to pay for accommodation when you rent a campervan from us. For a small fee, you can choose to stay in one of the South West corner’s many well-equuipped tourist parks. Alternatively, you can “freedom camp” and find a free camping ground in a quiet corner of the forest.

Australia Camper Rental for this South West Trip

You can choose either a campervan or a 4WD for your driving holiday in the South West. If you fancy hitting the beach or driving off-road, choose the 4WD option. Call our office today and talk to us about your plans. As your Australia camper rental specialists, we can recommend the right vehicle for you to suit your needs and your itinerary.

Contrary to the portrayal of Australia in the famous Crocodile Dundee movies, most parts of Australia are not hot all year round. Depending on where you are in Australia, it may even be snowing! With that in mind, you must ensure your planned activities are suitable for the season. Here are some tips to make it easier.

Make the Most of the Weather

Depending on your tolerance for heat/cold, you can seek out the kind of weather you enjoy the most. Here are some tips from recent campervan hire customers.

  • Head up north (Broome, Exmouth, Coral Bay, etc.) during Winter months to seek out warm, balmy weather.
  • Head south during Winter months for invigorating forest bushwalks and refreshing rains, interspersed with warming winery visits!
  • If you’ll be driving during Summer months, stick to coastal areas where you can cool off at the beach.

Seasonal Warnings

  • During Summer, Central Australia is especially hot and not recommended for people accustomed to colder climates. Summer months may also bring cyclones in the north of Australia, so be aware.
  • Jellyfish swarms are seasonal and vary from location to location. If you’re keen to swim at the beach on your Australian driving holiday, be sure there are no jellyfish swarming in the area.
  • During Winter, you may want to avoid beach camping. Instead, we recommend taking your hire van to a holiday park, or sticking to designated camping grounds. There’s plenty to do, including bushwalking and sight-seeing.

Peak Season Can be Expensive

Peak-season sees many Aussie locals escaping to caravan parks and hotels/motels on popular coastal towns. The accommodation may be stretched to the limit and food and attractions will be expensive. Our advice is to book ahead of time, especially if you plan to park your hire campervan in a holiday park.

Thinking about booking an Australia Driving Holiday? Call us today and we’ll help you get started.

Campabout Oz Customers Recommend Bremer Bay WA

Bremer Bay Camper Rental Holiday

Bremer Bay Camper Destination Bremer Bay by borkazoid

Bremer Bay in South Western Australia comes highly recommended by our customers. Known for it’s beautiful white beaches, ideal for swimming and fishing, the tiny town has a permanent population of only 300 people.

Bremer Bay is today’s recommended campervan holiday destination.

Four Reasons to Visit Bremer Bay

  1. Swimming at John Cove. John Cove is a stunning swimming spot in Bremer Bay. Just a 10 minute walk from the centre of town, the cove is naturally sheltered, making it the preferred swimming spot for locals and tourists alike.
  2. Boating/Fishing. Bremer Bay boasts a marina and jetty, making it ideal for boating enthusiasts. With or without a boat, Bremer Bay beaches are a popular fishing spot. You can go deep-sea fishing, or stick to the shore with a rod and reel.
  3. Whale Waching. From July through to October, Southern Right whales can be spotted off the coast of Bremer Bay and surrounding areas. It’s not uncommon to spot a pod of whales, including baby calves.
  4. Watersports. Surfing, scuba diving, body boarding, snorkelling and more. All kinds of watersports are available in Bremer Bay. You can choose to go by yourself, or organise a professional chartered service.

Heading into Christmas, Bremer Bay is a popular destination for many West Australian locals. This means Bremer Bay – and other coastal towns – can get very busy. If you’re planning to include Bremer Bay in your schedule, be sure to book holiday park spots in advance. Give the Campabout Oz office a call today. We’ll make sure you’re ready for a great camping adventure with the right campervan rental and camping equipment.

Campervan Holiday in Australia – Activity Ideas

Campervan holidays are an adventurous way to experience Australia. With the added advantage of saving money on accommodation, campervan rental gives you freedom discover the Aussie great outdoors at your leisure. Today, we’re making a list of some of our customers favourite campervan activities. Enjoy.

Campervan Activities

  • Campfire Cooking
  • Writing a travel journal (you can even write these online if you have a laptop or netbook.)
  • Walking & Foraging (try making crafts from treasures you find)
  • Bird watching
  • Star gazing
  • Holiday park activities (Pool, tennis courts, playground, etc.)

Physical Activities

  • Swimming – at the beach, or in rivers, streams and waterholes depending on the location.
  • Water Sports – surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing/kayaking.
  • Hiking – specially created bushwalks, such as Western Australia’s Bibbulmun Track are equipped with shelters along the track. You can complete portions of the walks (which should take a few hours), or complete the trail (alloy days or weeks depending on the trail).
  • Fishing – you should double-check with the tourist bureau at every town to make sure you are finish legally.

Leisurely Activities

  • Wineries
  • Tasting local produce (cheese, olive oil, etc.)
  • Museums
  • Sight-seeing
  • Walking

Call our Perth office today to chat about your campervan holiday in Australia. We can help you discover the best campervan for your needs, as well as suggest top destinations and activities. Remember – all our rental vehicles come with camping equipment hire. It’s a great deal and we’d love to hear from you.

During your camper rental holiday in Australia, you’ll probably spend many hours on the open road – especially if you’re heading north from Perth to Broome. If you want to avoid such a long drive, you can head South from Perth to the wine region, but you’ll still be doing a fair bit of driving. To help making driving easier, we’ve compiled a few tips to create good balance between holiday activities and driving on your camper rental holiday.

Tip #1 – Get Active After a Long Drive

It’s a great idea to schedule a day of activity after a day of driving. Make plans to get out in the great outdoors – hiking, surfing, sight-seeing – are all great ways to get some exercise and stretch your legs. With a day of activity, you’ll be ready for more driving – or a day of rest the next day.

Tip #2 – Give Yourself Time to Rest

Your driving holiday should leave you feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work when your holiday is over. That’s why it’s so important you don’t stress yourself out by scheduling activities all day, every day. We recommend designating days with no plans. It will give you a chance to enjoy your campervan. Light a camp fire, go for a walk or read a book.

Tip #3 – Schedule adequate time for each activity.

People often try to squeeze too many activities into a single day. While it’s tempting to do as much as possible, you’ll enjoy a better holiday if you’re not too rushed. One or two activities in a single day is usually enough.

Tip #4 – Allow Extra Driving Time.

When you calculate driving distance and time, always give yourself extra time. An extra hour to complete a three or four hour trip makes the journey more enjoyable. You’ll appreciate time to make stops, take photos, stretch your legs and enjoy a snack or lunch.

There’s no better time to book your Australian camper rental holiday. Browse the website and give us a call today!

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