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Motorhome and Campervan Hire in Australia

Motorhome and Campervan Hire in Australia is a popular way of travelling to Darwin. These vehicles provide flexibility and comfort in areas of long distances between accommodation stops.

There is an annual migration of caravans, campervans, motorhomes and other assorted vehicles from the southern states of Australia northwards to Darwin as the cooler dry season begins in late April or May.And the reverse migration begins when the first warm, sticky, humid weather is felt in Darwin mid September. If you are driving to or from Darwin to other parts of Australia it pays to remember this migration. It will affect all sorts of things, from vacancy rates to travelling times, petrol prices and traffic conditions. Nevertheless this can still be a great way to see the country and spend some time in Darwin and surrounding places because it gives you great flexibility in your itinerary.

These vehicles range in size from small HiAce and VW vans all the way through to large converted buses. Be sure to explain where you intend travelling to make sure you hire a suitable vehicle.

Many companies will not allow standard vehicles off the sealed bitumen roads. If you want to really "go bush" make sure you have a suitable 4WD and that your hire conditions allow for this type of driving.

Plan your trip realistically - make sure you allow enough time both for driving and exploring. These are not fast vehicles and there can be a lot of road between stops.

There is a lot on offer at the Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia. Check their website at This is the largest motorhoming (RV) club in Australia and membership offers many benefits, including specially-tailored motorhome insurance, a free monthly colour magazine and social events through 86 local chapters throughout Australia.

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