Campervan hire Sydney

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Australia’s harbour city is full of iconic sights. There’s the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, the white sands of Bondi Beach, the stunning skyline, and the scenes at Circular Quay where mega cruise ships dock and ferries come and go. The visual appeal is not all that Sydney has going for it, either: from eating and drinking to all kinds of entertainment, this worldly and energetic city will have something to keep everyone happy.

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All you need to know for your Sydney motorhome rental adventure

Staying safe and secure while on the road is the best way to guarantee an enjoyable, memorable road trip in the city and beyond. Many customers picking up their rentals are either driving in Australia for the first time, driving in Sydney for the first time, or behind the wheel of a camper for the first time. Even those with previous experience can benefit from a brush-up on the road rules!

Aerial view of Sydney at night.

Guide to driving in Sydney

We’ve put together a few important points to read before you hit the road in your Sydney campervan rental. These will contribute towards a great experience with no expensive or time-consuming incidents.

  • Our number one piece of advice, which applies to all renters, is simply this: listen closely to the information you are given when the depot staff orient you to the vehicle. Take notes if necessary, and ask any questions that pop into your head. The supplier team will be your best source of information on how to correctly operate the specific vehicle you are renting.
  • Drive on the left! All traffic in Australia must drive on the left-hand side of the road. International visitors may not be accustomed to this, and should take an hour or two on low-speed roads to familiarise themselves with the idea before hitting the highways.
  • Be aware of the size of the vehicle you are driving. If you have a travelling companion, it can be helpful to assign them as a spotter when parking.
  • Default residential/urban speed limits in Sydney are 50 kilometres per hour. Limits on motorways and open roads can be as high as 110 kph. Always check for speed limit signs which will provide the most accurate information.
  • Sydney is a major urban centre and has plenty of traffic. If possible, we suggest that you plan any driving within the city limits around the typical commute hours.
  • Pay attention to which lanes are headed where, particularly on the motorways. It’s common for those new to the city to accidentally cross the harbour bridge because they got stuck in the wrong lane!
  • The legal blood alcohol concentration limit for fully-licenced drivers is 0.05%. It’s best to avoid drinking completely before getting behind the wheel of your hired camper.

See and do: planning your Sydney campervan adventure

Picking up an RV hire in Sydney puts you at an exciting crossroads: where should you go, and what should you do? New South Wales has famously beautiful mountains and beaches, more energetic cities, many national parks, wine regions, and of course borders with four other states or territories to explore.

Looking over the Blue Mountains with blue sky and clouds. To help you pick your path, we’ve put together a few destination options. Any of these suggestions would make a great feature on your motorhome road trip itinerary. Combine a few and add your own ideas for the comprehensive roadie of your dreams.

The Blue Mountains

In close proximity to Sydney, this national park makes a fantastic first stop. It’s a World Heritage region and gets its name from a slate-coloured haze produced by the deep canopy of eucalypts covering the slopes. A visit here is all about natural beauty, from towering peaks to deep and densely forested valleys. There are plenty of campsites where you can stay awhile, and so many walking tracks to take you deeper into the glorious wilds of the Blue Mountains National Park. If walking’s not your bag, you could opt for one of the many tours or adventure activities—like canyoning—as a way to get up close and personal.

Canberra and ACT

A morning or afternoon of solid driving from Sydney in your campervan rental will see you in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. This is a great destination for anyone interested in history as the city is packed with museums, memorials, and galleries. It has great dining and nightlife scenes, too. Venture into the surrounding small-but-mighty Australian Capital Territory to find bushland reserves filled with wildlife, lakes, waterfalls, and more.

Life-size Rubik's Cube at Marouba Beach.

The North Coast

This stretch of shore from Sydney all the way to the border with Queenstown is perfect for a laid-back, beachy road trip. Hug the coast to enjoy famous surf towns/beach resorts like Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, and myriad smaller communities. If you head a little inland along the way, you’ll discover the Hunter Valley wine region and Tamworth, Australia’s country music capital. This route makes a great one-way trip from Sydney—finish up in bold, sunny Brisbane and hit the theme parks of the Gold Coast as a grand finale.

NSW Outback

Make your way inland from Sydney to enjoy the vastness of Australia’s Red Centre. Any trip into the Outback is a memorable journey, and this is no exception. Historic paddle-steamer towns, stunning national parks, encounters with Aboriginal sites and culture, and endless horizons await intrepid travellers. Broken Hill, a heritage opal mining town amidst rocky red landscapes, makes a great destination to aim for—but you could extend your adventure to reach South Australia and the stately city of Adelaide.

Melbourne

A road trip between Sydney and Melbourne could be done several different ways. This option could see you meandering along the coast over several days, enjoying the beaches and highlights such as the Diamond Coast and Wilsons Promontory which is hugely popular with campers. You could also take the inland route, stopping at Canberra then making your way through the historic Victorian Goldfields region to end up in marvellous Melbourne. Kosciuszko National Park, a hugely diverse alpine area with ski fields operating in the winter months, is worth a detour on either journey.

If you’d like to start off in a different city, check out Australia campervan rental options in Adelaide or explore Perth with your motorhome hireIf you are after cooler climates, a good option is securing a camper rental in Hobart, in Tasmania.

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Campervan hire Sydney: Frequently asked questions

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How much does it cost to hire a campervan in Sydney?
Prices will range widely depending on the supplier and the vehicle type. If you’re looking for the cheapest campervan hire in Sydney, you can expect to pay less than AUD$40 per day and get a basic 2-berth sleepervan. On the luxury end of the scale, an RV hire with all the bells and whistles could run to AUD$350 or more per day. Use the GoSee search function to find and compare vehicles at all price points.
Can I rent a campervan in Sydney with a toilet and shower?
Yes, there are many vehicles available that have a toilet and shower. These amenities will be specified in the search listing, and you can filter for these features using the boxes to the left of your results.
How long does it take to collect and drop off a campervan in Sydney?
The time it takes to complete the pick-up and drop-off process will vary depending on the supplier. We recommend that you set aside at least an hour for picking up and dropping off your rental, to allow yourself a margin of error in your schedule.
Do I need a special license to rent and drive a campervan from Sydney?
Renting a campervan in Sydney simply requires a full, valid licence from your home country. You can use this for up to three months before you need a local licence. If your licence is not written in English, it should be accompanied by an International Driving Permit or accredited translation.
Are one-way campervan rentals available from Sydney?
Yes, many suppliers have branches in multiple cities and will allow one-way trips. To find a vehicle for a one-way trip, specify the pick-up and drop-off location when you search and double-check that your booking request has the correct details. Some companies may charge a one-way relocation fee.
Do campervans in Sydney come with manual or automatic transmission?
Both types of transmission are available amongst the range of suppliers and vehicles on offer in Sydney. This information is included in the search listings, and you can filter for automatic or manual transmission with the checkboxes to the left of the search results.
What is the minimum age to rent a campervan or motorhome in Sydney?
In most cases, you must be at least 21 to book a campervan rental in Sydney. There are some which allow customers aged 18 or over, but this may incur an extra cost.
When is the best time of year to hire a campervan in Sydney?
With a temperate climate, Sydney can be enjoyed year-round. The city and surrounding region are warm during the summer which runs from December to February, and the shoulder seasons are also very pleasant for travel.