Below are some car and campervan hire contacts and some tips from BBM about things to remember when hiring a car or campervan in Australia, New Zealand – or anywhere else! Car and campervan hire is definitely a great way to see a country at your own pace.
You may wish to think about these options before you decide to hire a campervan and drive around Australia or New Zealand or even get on a plane for that matter!
Leave all the curtains open when your campervan is parked up.
Disadvantages: allows crooks/robbers/thieves/low-life scumbags to check out what items you have inside, before deciding whether to rob you. Gives them an opportunity to window shop before smashing and grabbing.
Advantages: Means any unwelcome guests can be spotted as such by passing pedestrians, thus meaning little or no time in van to look for hidden items, i.e. passports, tickets and wallets.
Shut all the curtains in your campervan.
Disadvantages: meaning anyone that does break in has all the time in the world to find what their looking for, with only a small risk of getting caught by pedestrians.
Advantages: Makes crooks/robbers/thieves, low-life scumbags think twice about whether it’s worth the risk of breaking into your campervan or not – or whether you are in it or not.
Never leave your campervan
Disadvantages: You’ll never get to enjoy things this great country has to offer, and it means the crooks/robbers/thieves/low-life scumbags have won, as they have spoilt your life just because they can’t do anything worthwhile with their’s!
Advantages: You don’t get stuff nicked!
Disadvantages: You get to stay in sunny Blighty all year round, working like a dog, and with as much chance of getting burgled as the rest of us!
Advantages: There is none, travelling is worth the risk!
Basically the only travel tips I can give are in hindsight, but who bloody invented hindsight, why couldn’t humans have the ability for fore-sight!
Car and Campervan Hire Contacts:
Travellers Auto Barn (est 1993) is ‘one stop shop’ for campervan hire for the backpackers and budget travellers planning their self drive trip around Australia or simply up the coast. There is no cheaper way to travel Australia than in one of our campervans, campers, wagons, stationwagons or cars. All our campervans and wagons come with the ability to sleep in the vehicle….meaning big savings on your accommodation budget. We also offer a range of campervans, cars, stationwagons & 4WDs for sale with a guaranteed buyback, meaning you’ll never have to worry about selling your car or campervan.
Whether you are a backpacker, budget traveller, tourist on the cheap, we have a range of Toyota Hiace HiTOP campervans,for hire. This includes CHUBBY campers, station wagons with camping gear and soon 4 berth and 6 berth motorhomes as well. All our camper and wagons are budget priced and are a mix of new and older vehicles. Long term rental and long term hire discounts are our speciality. There is truly no better way to tour Australia, and we can make your sightseeing dreams come alive. Car and campervan hire is available from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth or Darwin.
We have over 15 years experience and have sold approx 10,000 vehicles to travellers from all over the world. We offer a range of services and warranties that go way beyond any other dealer in Australia. Over many years we have developed a package that is designed to specifically for you as an international visitor to Australia. Check out the following services and features:
Nationwide Guaranteed Buyback Scheme
3 day 100% money back guarantee
14 day total warranty
5000km engine & gearbox warranty
1800 freecall advice and support hotline
24 hour roadside assistance
Expert advice and experience in car ownership issues such as registration and even 3rd party property insurance is available on all of your belongings inside the car or campervan hired.