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Hippie Camper Australian FAQs

Hippie Campers are known for being one of the easiest rental campervans on the market to drive and park. If you are comfortable driving a car with manual transmission, you will find the Mitsubishi Express 7300 a cinch.

Fitting into a standard car parking space is never an issue when you choose the compact Hippie Camper. Be sure to observe the Australian road rules throughout your campervan holiday, and you'll have a wicked time!

Hippie happily hires campervans to drivers 18 and over, as long as you hold a valid, non-provisional driver's licence.

You can hire a vehicle from Hippie Camper with a standard driver's licence. We require a valid driver's licence, which must be presented in person by all people wishing to drive the vehicle. If the licence is not in English, an International driver's licence or valid, certified translation is also required.

Drivers must be 18 years of age or over with a full drivers licence or hold an Australian Green P licence.

Hippie Campervans can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads or well maintained access roads less than 12 kilometres long to recognised campgrounds. Travel restrictions also apply outside of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Caravan Parks... We strongly recommend you stay in a caravan (RV) park. Australia has an extensive network of caravan parks in all major tourist centres and most towns. Caravan parks offer excellent recreational opportunities, plus essential shower and toilet facilities. Powered sites enable you to connect your vehicle to electricity. The approximate cost is AU$25-30 per night.

The vehicle should be returned in the same condition you received it.

Most Australian national parks have areas set aside for camping. There are often showers, toilets, barbecues and picnic areas. National parks are also beautiful and peaceful locations to stay overnight. However, national parks do not usually offer powered sites.

Council laws prohibit camping on the side of the road near towns and cities. However, outside towns and in country areas it is generally permitted.

The battery system will provide power for between 12 – 20 hours when fully charged depending on use.

Hippie Campervans operate on ancillary battery systems which power internal appliances such as the fridge, lights and water pump.

The batteries only recharge when connected to mains power or will trickle charge when driving the vehicle. Hippie Campervans/Cheapa Campa/Apollo recommends that the vehicle is plugged into Mains power every 2-3 nights. Idling the engine won't provide enough power to recharge the house battery. When you are connected, all equipment automatically runs on mains power rather than the battery.

For the 12 Volt system to work, the 12 Volt main switch must be in the ‘on' position. All vehicles can be connected to 240 Volt mains power via the supplied 15 Amp extension lead with large earth pin. All approved caravan park circuits are rated at 15 amps.

Each campervan is supplied with some complimentary living equipment such as cooking equipment, and eating utensils

We strongly recommend you use soft bags instead of suitcases for your luggage. Soft bags take up less room and fit more easily into the storage cupboards and lockers in the vehicle.

Petrol (Gasoline) in Australia comes in unleaded and leaded grades, and is sold by the litre. Petrol and diesel fuel costs between $1.15 AUD and $1.60 AUD per litre and can be higher, particularly in country and remote outback areas.

Relocation FAQs

Before contacting our reservations team to book your motorhome relocation special, please ensure you complete the following steps for a quick and easy booking process:

  • Have your credit card ready to pay the deposit
  • Familiarise yourself with the relocation Terms and Conditions
  • Confirm that you have held an open licence for 2 years, and are over 21 years of age

Please also remember that you will need to pay a bond on vehicle pick-up, so you must have sufficient funds on your credit card.

The popularity of our relocation offers mean it would be very difficult for us to maintain an up to date relocation waiting list. Our rental vehicle relocation page is updated daily, so the best way to track available relocation specials is by bookmarking this page and visiting it on a regular basis.

Hippie relocation specials are made available as a result of Hippie's rental requirements. Therefore, we cannot offer any special not posted on our relocation page.

Hippie offers a certain number of days and free kilometres at the heavily discounted relocation rate. The number of days and kilometres are determined by the route you are travelling. Subject to availability, you may be able to hire the vehicle for additional days at a higher rate. Extra kilometres driven are charged at a low per km rate on vehicle return. For full details, see our Terms and Conditions.

Hippie does not provide Airport transfers for relocation offers, so please make sure you have made transport arrangements to and from the airport. Most airports provide a taxi rank where you can access cabs to take you to our rental office.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that the information above serves to answer frequently asked questions only. For full Hippie Terms and Conditions please refer to your Hippie Rental Agreement.

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