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Campervan hire Airlie Beach - the gateway to bliss
Explore the Australian paradise of Airlie Beach in a motorhome rental and GoSee everything this seaside gem has to offer. Located on the east coast of Queensland at the base of the spectacular Conway Ranges, Airlie Beach gives you access to the splendours of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. With picturesque views, the best white sandy beaches and lush hinterland, Airlie Beach is a must-see location for any traveller. Secure your Airlie Beach campervan hire today, and get planning your trip to this stunning destination.
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What you need to know about campervan hire Airlie Beach
Camper van hire Airlie Beach tips for the savvy traveller
There are two airports located near Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) near the town of Proserpine, and Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) accessible by ferry, helicopter, or boat. Both airports handle direct flights to and from international hubs such as Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
If you are planning a road trip, you can start in Airlie Beach and drop off your rental campervan on the Gold Coast, or Cairns. Alternatively, you can opt to complete your motorhome adventure in Townsville or at any other campervan hire location in Australia.
Some planning tips for motorhome hire Airlie Beach
- As there are toll roads in Queensland, ask your rental agent about obtaining a pass.
- Bruce Highway, a part of National Highway 1, is a major road in Queensland that provides a convenient connection to the many towns dotted along its coast. Before travelling this road, map out your route in advance to avoid confusion.
- In the town centre of Airlie Beach, be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing roads and cutting through parking lots.
- There are two free motorhome-friendly campgrounds within the region: Collingsvale RV Park, and Proserpine Self-Contained Vehicle Park. No bookings are required for these campgrounds however space is limited and visitors must abide by the maximum length of stay.
- Seabreeze Tourist Park is within walking distance of the waterfront, making it the perfect stop for a cruise. Situated at Shute Harbour Road, they’ll even store your campervans if you’re heading out for a sail. The facilities are great and the park is quiet and friendly.
You’re going to love Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is a relaxed tourist town, offering every type of activity you can imagine. In between adventures, dine out at alfresco restaurants, shop at vibrant local markets and simply sit back and relax as you gaze out at the swaying palm trees. Some nearby must-see attractions for your motorhome journey include:
Airlie Beach Lagoon
A free grass-fringed lagoon with a beach area, children’s pool, and landscaped gardens located in the heart of town.
Low tide brings rock pools and expansive sand, and during high tide, there is access for swimming.
A sailing trip to visit the Whitsunday Islands is an absolute must-do when visiting this part of Australia. Spend the night on a catamaran, charter a yacht, or learn the ropes yourself!
Climb aboard an aircraft to get a spectacular view of the iconic Heart Reef and the heavenly shores of Whitehaven Beach.
Campervan hire Airlie Beach: Where to go
Australia’s East Coast is famous for beaches and adventure, and this section of highway offers the best of the best. Here are just mainland attractions and destinations to hit on your way:
Cedar Creek Falls
This sparkling waterfall and deep swimming hole is set in tropical rainforest and is one of the Whitsunday Coast’s most popular natural attractions. The short campervan hire drive there also takes you through sugar cane fields and rolling hills.
This dreamy coastline has much more to offer than the famous Whitehaven Beach. Head to Hydeaway Bay, Dingo Beach and Cape Gloucester to enjoy quiet coastal villages and beautiful beaches.
Just 10 kilometres outside of Airlie Beach, the Shute Harbour trek is a favourite walk amongst locals, with secluded beach hideaways along the track. If you want to try something new aside from the beach, you can also dine and shop at one of its famous local attractions - Whitsunday Shopping Centre.
Conway National Park
Enjoy kilometres of serene walking paths that wind through lush tropical rainforests and seasonal creeks.
Close to the Great Barrier Reef, this soft, white sand island surrounded by warm, turquoise waters is truly spectacular.
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Campervan hire Airlie Beach: Frequently asked questions
How old do you have to hire a campervan in Airlie Beach?
You must be at least 18 years old to hire a campervan in Airlie Beach. Do note that some suppliers charge an additional fee for drivers under the age of 25, and certain suppliers will only rent to drivers 25 years old and above.
What is the cheapest campervan hire in Australia?
Rates for Airlie Beach campervan hire will vary based on vehicle availability, time of year, and exact location, but you can expect to find the lowest prices among smaller, low-frills models of campervans. To discover the vehicle that suits your trip, you may view and compare up-to-the-minute prices across a range of different models and brands right here using the search tool at the top of this page.
Can I take my campervan rental on the beach?
Most camper van rental Airlie Beach companies restrict travelling off-road on sand and beaches, as this can cause damage to the vehicle. Doing this will void your contract agreement and you will be liable for any damages incurred while using your vehicle on the beach.
Is there a minimum hire period to hire a camper van?
Yes, the minimum hire period for your campervan rental Airlie Beach is at least 2-7 days. There are many exceptions to this depending on the time of year and availability. Some additional restrictions to minimum hire periods over peak season travel may apply too. One-way rentals are often restricted to a minimum of 14 days. Feel free to check out the various companies’ terms when comparing rentals.
What type of licence do I need?
There is no special licence needed to rent the vast majority of campervan hires in Airlie Beach - just your standard, full and valid license. If you are unsure whether your licence will cover you for the campervan model you want to hire, please give your rental supplier a phone call to find out more. If you are visiting from a non-English speaking country, you may also be required to present an acceptable translation or international driver’s permit.
Do you have one-way rentals available?
Yes, a one-way campervan hire in Airlie Beach is allowed by many suppliers. Check out our website and see any available pickup location and drop off points suited to your motorhome adventure. If you have questions about this that cannot be found on the website, just call to speak to one of our friendly staff members.
What time can I pick up my campervan?
Generally, your campervan rental Airlie Beach can only be picked up during the branch’s office hours on your agreed date. Inform us immediately of any unexpected delays on your trips so that alternative arrangements can be made.
Who can drive the rental during the rental period in Australia?
Only drivers who register their full, valid license with the company upon pick up of the campervan Airlie Beach can drive the vehicle during the rental period.
Can I choose my campervan hire design?
When renting a motorhome hire in Airlie beach, you can choose the style of campervan and features you would like. The vehicle provided may not match the picture exactly but will include the listed features.
Do your campervans come with unlimited kilometres?
Yes, there are Airlie beach campervan rental suppliers that offer unlimited miles. If it is allowed on a certain listing, you can find this information included in the quote. If not, you will be able to view what is included in the base rate and the cost of the extra miles. Choose the best campervan deal with GoSee and get the most out of your holiday in Airlie Beach QLD.