Campervan Hire FAQ
Note: We compare multiple individual companies – each has its own terms and policies. Use the below answers as a general guide, however always check the terms of your rental, as details of may vary from company to company.
Are one way rentals available? Can I pick up and drop off in different locations?
Yes. Many companies allow for one-way rentals, and they are a popular travel option. In our search tool select your start location and drop-off point to find campervans and motorhomes that are available.
What living and cooking equipment is included with the vehicles?
As a general rule, campervans come with basic cooking and eating equipment and utensils and most companies also include bedding and shower towels. You’ll find details in our comparison tool.
Are unlimited kilometres included in my rental?
This will usually depend on the type of campervan you are renting.
While many campervan rentals include unlimited kilometres in Australia, there are some exceptions. Often 4WD campers do not have unlimited kilometres included in the package. Always check the terms and conditions of each rental. Use our search tool to check which vehicles have unlimited kilometres and those where mileage is restricted.
Can you take any campervan off road?
Rental companies will often require you to solely drive on sealed roads, though there may be exceptions such as recognized campgrounds and other specifically named routes. Note that drivers are responsible for all damage sustained on unsealed roads. 4WD campers have their own rules dependant on the rental company – please check details for the vehicle you are interested in.
Can booster and baby seats be fitted in the camper or motorhome?
The majority of camper companies do rent for a fee both baby and booster seats, though not all vehicles can accommodate those devices. You’ll want to pre-book both baby and booster seats after ensuring that they are compatible with your chosen campervan model.
Things to See & Do in Airlie Beach
Plenty of 1-day and multi-day cruises are available to explore the spectacular white beaches of the Whitsundays. One of Australia’s most loved and most photographed beaches is Whitehaven beach.
See our blog post A Snapshot of Tropical Queensland for more inspirational photos.
Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island
Cedar Creek Falls (Cedar Falls)
A hidden gem, halfway between Airlie Beach and Proserpine, Cedar Creek Falls is a popular year-round swimming hole, set within a natural rock amphitheatre and surrounded by towering white cedar trees.
Most impressive after a downpour, the area is abundant in both plant and animal life, including Alexandra palms, wild orchids, lizards, birds, and butterflies – sometimes wild turtles will even join your swim.
The waterhole is an easy walk from the parking area and there are further bush walks, including to the top of the falls, where a beautiful view awaits.
Campervan access: Cedar Creek Falls is 30 minutes from Airlie Beach on Saltwater Creek Road and has its own parking area.
Conway National Park
Encompassing the rainforest of the Conway Peninsula and protecting the state’s largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest outside of the Tropical North, Conway National Park delivers a peaceful, secluded opportunity to enjoy a wide range of bush walks, including the Conway Circuit, or simply to enjoy views over the Whitsunday Islands – Daydream, Hamilton, Dent, Long, and Henning, can all be sighted from the Mount Rooper Lookout.
Just 15 minutes from Airlie Beach, the park features varied terrain: hoop pines that peek through the rainforest canopy, mangroves, paperbark and pandanus woodlands, a rugged 35-km-long series of jagged cliffs, and pleasant pebbly beaches.
Campervan access: Two car parks are available within Conway: Mount Rooper and Coral Beach.
A newly developed beach, as part of the Port of Airlie, Boathaven Beach sits on a newly created peninsula, that bears the name ‘The Beacons’.
Roughly 300 metres from the town centre, the beach consists of 60,000 cubic metres of soft white sand and is the area’s first truly all tide beach. The adjacent marina contains shops and eateries, and views extend out to the Coral Sea islands. The Boathaven Spa Resort is also nearby.
Campervan access: There is a car park at Boathaven or one could walk in from the town centre.