Campervan rental offers you a fun and affordable way to travel. Although a campervan rental holiday in Australia is not always cheap, it is certainly more cost-effective than nightly hotel accommodation. Since many people find their ‘driving holiday’ an additive experience, value-for-money is important. Here are a few tips to help you get more value out of your campervan rental so you can travel more often:
- Rent a fully equipped campervan. Did you realise some campervan hire companies don’t include cooking/living accessories as standard? Some rental agencies will require you pay extra for bedding, camping gear, cooking utensils and more. When you book your campervan rental, be sure to double-check what’s included in the price. Don’t be fooled by a cheap price, only to discover too late that you don’t have essential items. Make sure your van is supplied with everything you need before you book.. As a minimum, you will need cooking utensils, cutlery, pillows and blankets. If you want extras, you can ask about on-board entertainment such as a DVD player.
- Cook your own meals. Most rental campervans come with complete facilities for cooking and cleaning. This usually includes a stove-top and/or microwave. Some campervans also include an onboard refrigerator. Make the most of your campervan by cooking your own meals. If the camping ground allows, light a campfire for a true outdoor holiday experience. Cooking your own meals will save you a significant amount of money over dining out. If you plan your meals well, you may also have enough left-overs for an easy lunch the next day. It’s a nice idea to gather local produce as you travel and incorporate new tastes into your meals. If your budget allows, it’s okay to eat out 2-3 times per week, but if you want value for money, don’t dine out every day.
- Take advantage of camp activities. During your trip you will probably spend a few nights in a paid camping ground. Depending on where you’re staying, you will have a variety of activities available to you. If you stay in a modern holiday village, you may have access to a swimming pool, tennis court or games room. If you stay in a national park bush camp, you will find dedicated walking trails nearby and areas where you can light your own campfire. Rather than rushing around in an attempt to visit every local tourist attraction, we recommend scheduling some ‘down time’. Enjoy the facilities already at your fingertips. You’ll save money and you’ll enjoy the experience.
The best thing about a driving holiday is the flexibility. You can change your plans at a moment’s notice and adjust your holiday activities as your budget allows. If you discover a location you adore, you’re free to stay a little longer – thanks to your mobile campervan. No doubt you’ll fall in love with the driving holiday lifestyle and want to do it over and over again. If you follow these money-saving tips, you may be lucky enough to afford to do just that.
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