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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.


Driveabout Campers Rental Terms

The terms and conditions for this period are currently unavailable. If your travel dates fall within these terms, please contact us as new terms may apply which affect the cost of your rental.

Terms of booking on this website 

Information disclaimer
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.

Liability
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.

When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier’s rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.

While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. If you encounter issues with the vehicle whilst on hire, you MUST report these issues directly to the relevant supplier at the earliest possible time. This will allow the supplier to remedy any issues and minimise any inconvenience to you.  If you fail to report any vehicle issues during your rental, it is likely that compensation will not be offered. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.

Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

Booking information
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice. The deposit required to secure your vehicle (as shown on the secure booking page) will only be processed on your credit card when your booking is confirmed. Please note that a 2% credit card or debit card surcharge will be added when your payment is processed.

A booking is confirmed when you have been emailed a confirmation voucher and at this stage the deposit is processed on your card and becomes non-refundable and any cancellation fees stated in the supplier's terms apply. Upon receipt of your confirmation, please check your details carefully and notify us immediately if there are any incorrect details, as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date.

If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.

Information disclosure
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.

Amendments
Please note that some suppliers treat an amendment as a new booking and apply the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). If the rental period is increased, an additional deposit may be required. If the rental period is shortened which results in a reduction of the rental charges, the deposit amount will remain unchanged, and the difference between the original and revised deposit is forfeited (it cannot be used towards remaining rental charges). To request a change to a confirmed booking, please use the alterations request link on your confirmation. Any alterations are subject to availability and the approval of the supplier. In addition to the alteration policy of the supplier stated in their terms, the following charges will apply:
Motorhome rental alterations (all charges stated in local currency): 25.00
The alteration fee will not be charged if your alteration request is not possible.

Vehicle Capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.

Refund Policy
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.


This website is owned and operated by Motorhome Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 5, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.


Driveabout Campers Rental Terms for travel between 01-Jan-2007 and 31-Dec-2019

The terms and conditions for this period are currently unavailable. If your travel dates fall within these terms, please contact us as new terms may apply which affect the cost of your rental.

Terms of booking on this website 

Information disclaimer
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.

Liability
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.

When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier’s rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.

While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. If you encounter issues with the vehicle whilst on hire, you MUST report these issues directly to the relevant supplier at the earliest possible time. This will allow the supplier to remedy any issues and minimise any inconvenience to you.  If you fail to report any vehicle issues during your rental, it is likely that compensation will not be offered. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.

Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

Booking information
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice. The deposit required to secure your vehicle (as shown on the secure booking page) will only be processed on your credit card when your booking is confirmed. Please note that a 2% credit card or debit card surcharge will be added when your payment is processed.

A booking is confirmed when you have been emailed a confirmation voucher and at this stage the deposit is processed on your card and becomes non-refundable and any cancellation fees stated in the supplier's terms apply. Upon receipt of your confirmation, please check your details carefully and notify us immediately if there are any incorrect details, as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date.

If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.

Information disclosure
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.

Amendments
Please note that some suppliers treat an amendment as a new booking and apply the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). If the rental period is increased, an additional deposit may be required. If the rental period is shortened which results in a reduction of the rental charges, the deposit amount will remain unchanged, and the difference between the original and revised deposit is forfeited (it cannot be used towards remaining rental charges). To request a change to a confirmed booking, please use the alterations request link on your confirmation. Any alterations are subject to availability and the approval of the supplier. In addition to the alteration policy of the supplier stated in their terms, the following charges will apply:
Motorhome rental alterations (all charges stated in local currency): 25.00
The alteration fee will not be charged if your alteration request is not possible.

Vehicle Capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.

Refund Policy
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.


This website is owned and operated by Motorhome Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 5, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.


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.