Motorhome Rental in Australia
A motorhome is ideal for touring Australia, it offers total freedom and means you always have a home for the night. We offer a comprehensive range of manual and automatic motorhomes from a number of suppliers including Maui Motorhomes.
One of the pleasures of driving a Motorhome around Australia is that you can park away from the main tourist areas and in some of the country’s most spectacular national parks. With over 180 parks across Australia and a choice of powered and non-powered campsites there is a wealth of choice on offer. Many parks also offer cabins as alternative style accommodation. We recommend BIG4 Holiday Parks in Australia. They offer excellent recreational facilities, as well as resources to dispose of your waste water. They also have provision for you to plug your vehicle into 240vs main power for vehicles that feature heating and/or microwave.
All vehicles are high-quality and under 2 years of age with a guaranteed bed layout. An in-vehicle GPS tablet is included, designed to help you find your way. With WiFi hotspot functionality, operational motorhome “how to” videos, information on how to find and book campgrounds and activities, plus the location of fuel stops, you will have help at every turn.
Motorhome rental is quoted on an on request basis as prices can vary considerably depending on size of vehicle, dates of hire, duration, pick-up and drop-off locations. Maui Motorhomes operate a dynamic pricing policy which means that prices change according to the time of booking and popularity of the vehicle type – early booking is therefore recommended to secure the best possible price.
Please note that minimum and maximum rental periods apply and are subject to change. Minimum rental period is 5 consecutive days for the Ultima and Ultima Plus; and 7 days for all other vehicle types (other than peak travel periods during December-January when the minimum rental period is 10 days).
Maui Inclusive Pack
Rates include Liability Reduction Option, Single vehicle rollover cover, WiFi including 1GB of data, extra driver fees, linen exchange, picnic table, picnic chair per person travelling, child/booster seat if required, snow chains if required and portable fan heater if required. Rates are based on a calendar day.
All vehicles feature automatic transmission, air-conditioning and heating, fridge, gas stove, microwave, toilet, shower, radio/CD, DVD player with flat screen and a turbo diesel engine. Motorhomes are supplied with freshly laundered linen and bedding, kitchen essentials including crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils, plus wine glasses and coffee plunger. You will also have all the general living equipment you will need. Maui recommends soft bags instead of suitcases for easy storage.
Guarantee a Maui Ultima, Ultima Plus, Beach or River Motorhome less than 1 year old at time of pick up, for just an extra AU$35 per day. Prices are based on All Inclusive (low season) rates for a minimum 21 day rental period. Please contact us for a tailor made quotation and rental rates during other periods.
Liability Reduction Option 1: AU$45 per day (maximum charge NZ$2,250) – Liability reduced to NIL.
Liability Reduction Option is included in the Maui Inclusive Pack – AU$55 per day. Liability reduced to NIL.
If the Liability Reduction Option or Maui Inclusive Pack is not taken, the Liability Deposit is NZ$7,500. When either of these have been purchased the NZ$250 security deposit imprint is no longer required. For security purposes only a credit card can be used to provide a Liability Deposit. This Liability Deposit (payable locally) will be debited on the day of vehicle collection. This is subject to a 2% credit card administration fee in addition to the Liability Deposit amount when the credit card used is either a Visa or Mastercard. These fees are subject to change. The Liability Deposit is fully refundable, including the credit card surcharge, provided the vehicle is returned on time, to the correct location, undamaged, in a clean condition and with full fuel tanks and gas bottle.
A one-way rental fee of AU$165 applies where pick up originates from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart or Adelaide and return to these locations. A one-way rental fee of AU$250 applies where pick up originates from Darwin, Broome, Alice Springs or Perth, and return to any location.
Broome & Hobart Location Fees
Vehicle collections and returns in Broome will incur an AU$750 location fee (same city collection and return, one fee applies). There is a pick-up fee in Hobart of AU$100.
Extra Driver Fees
A fee per extra driver, pre hire applies. AU$1 per day (maximum charge per hire, per driver is AU$30). This fee is included in the Maui Inclusive Pack.
Public Holiday Surcharge
A Public Holiday Surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up and dropping off on national public holidays in Australia.
A full current UK driving licence is required and the minimum age is 21. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s licence was issued. An accredited English translation will be accepted in lieu of an international driving permit. If you are over the age of 75 years, a medical certificate is required at time of vehicle collection stating you are medically fit to operate a motor vehicle.
Motorhomes can only be driven on sealed/bitumen or well-maintained roads. Please note that a fee of AU$300 per infringement may be imposed if a Maui motorhome is driven on unsealed or restricted roads.
Any problems associated with the vehicle, including equipment failure, must be reported to Maui as soon a possible and within 24 hours in order to give Maui the opportunity to rectify the problem during the rental. Failure to do so will compromise any claims for compensation. Freephone contact number is 0800 788 558.
Road User Charge Recovery Fee
The Road User Recovery fee (RUCRF) is included in the Express Return Pack. If this has not been selected the Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be calculated and collected on return of the vehicle based on the kilometres travelled during the hire. Maui reserves the right to amend the Road User Charge Recovery Fee in response to changes in Government Road User charges.
The Express Return Pack is available from AU$150 and allows the return of an empty gas bottle, return of an empty fuel tank, toilet and waste water emptying service and express key return. The Road User Recovery fee, as outlined above, is also included in this Pack.