Wicked Campervan Hire Australia - it's not for everyone and that's how they seem to like it. Just take caution, some Wicked Campers feature obscene artwork which may not suit some travellers.
Why hire with Wicked Campers?
At certain times of year, you can hire a Wicked Camper from as little as $19 a day! It's one of the cheapest rental options out there.
Some of the artwork on the campers is unbelievable. Each of the vans features a unique paintjob - perfect for capturing great holiday snaps!
Wicked's range of premium campervans and 4WD campers are quite modern (2014-16 models), which is pretty rare at the budget end of the campervan hire market.
Some points to consider before hiring…
You can't really pick the artwork on your campervan. So if you don't like the artwork, there's a chance you could be stuck with it.
The budget range of campers can be up to 15 years old
Wicked Campers have a reputation amongst Australians. It's either good or bad depending on who you talk to - they're that polarising!
About Wicked Campers
Here's a bit of information about
Over the past 20 years Wicked Campervan Hire have pissed off a lot of right-wing conservatives and even a few extreme-left constituents.
Their brand of humour is sometimes politically incorrect - and in this current social environment where everybody is trying so hard not to step on any toes - it's landed them in some trouble with the government.
In Queensland, legislation has been put in place to prevent Wicked Campers from publishing their naughty philosophies on their hire campervans. But like a neutered bull, Wicked Campers will find a new way to wreak psychedelic havoc, we're certain of that.
Wicked Campers seem to understand that it isn't about seeing the same shit that countless thousands have seen before, and it’s not about filling your backpack with cheap souvenirs and postcards. It’s about seeing an old world through new eyes and taking away memories that are uniquely yours!
Our Guide to Scoring the Cheapest Campervan Hire Deals...
The daily financial struggle is something a lot of us have to contend with. However - every man, woman and pony is entitled to enjoy the campervan life at least once in their life. So if you're strapped for cash, but still want a kickass holiday, here's a guide to the cheapest campervan hire prices in Australia over a typical calendar year.
★☆☆☆☆ = CHEAP!
★★★★★ = SELL A KIDNEY!
Dec - March
Apr - June
Jul - Aug
Sept - Nov
Adelaide & Melbourne
Sydney & Brisbane
Darwin & Cairns
Alice Springs & Broome
Perth & Exmouth
If you really want the best deal on campervan hire, do a bit of research when booking. Take note of these tips:
Avoid Christmas Peak Season:
Between 24th December to 7th January is by the far the most expensive time of the year - all across Australia. It's summer, it's Christmas Holidays, it means you will pay a HEAP more for your rental over this period.
Avoid Easter & Public Holidays:
Easter is the next most expensive time of year to hire a campervan. In Australia, Easter is a long, long weekend - both Friday and Monday are public holidays, so most rental places will either be closed or will charge like a wounded bull!
School Holidays & Uni Breaks:
Take note of School Holiday periods and University semester breaks, prices often increase during these times with demand.
There are some major music festivals in Australia that see demand for campervan hire soar. 'Splendour in the Grass' in Byron Bay is one particular festival where 30,000 music-goers migrate in July every year from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
4WD Hire Seasons:
4WD Hire in the top-end Darwin, Cairns, Broome & Alice Springs can get pretty expensive over the dry season (May-October). It's worth considering renting a 4WD on the shoulder of the dry season to save quite significantly on hire costs. From November to April you can forget about heading too far into the outback as temperatures can get as high as 50 degrees Celsius. While the top end usually floods from excessive rain between Dec and March - it's not worth the risk, so best to avoid 4WD hires in Darwin over this time.
Wicked Campers Rental Locations Australia...
9 Hele Crescent, Alice Springs NT, Australia
75 Sheridan Street, Cairns City QLD, Australia
86 Gibson Street, Bowden SA, Australia
1102 Cambridge Road, Cambridge TAS, Australia
1102 6 Maley Street, Exmouth WA, Australia
89 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale QLD, Australia
195 Kensington Road, West Melbourne VIC, Australia
100 Longlands Street, Woolloongabba QLD, Australia
320 Botany Road, Alexandria NSW, Australia
26 Charles St, Bentley WA, Australia
75 McMinn Street, Darwin City NT, Australia
Wicked Campers Rental Locations New Zealand...
38 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand
135 Ferry Road, Waltham, Christchurch, New Zealand
26 Greenpark Road, Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand